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The Iron Queen (Daughters of Zeus #3)

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The Daughters of Zeus, Book 3

His love could destroy their world.

Life is hell for Persephone. Zeus will stop at nothing to gain access to the living realm and the Underworld. As the only living god with a right to both, Persephone’s in trouble. Captured and tortured beyond the limits of her resolve, Persephone must find the power to stand against Zeus. But will she be stro
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Paperback, 192 pages
Published June 26th 2015 by ImaJinn Books (first published May 16th 2013)
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Tabby
May 22, 2016 rated it did not like it
Shelves: audiobook
Forget about the last book in the series, i'm done!
N.G.
Oh my Hades! What a great conclusion (I don't like to call it conclusion because I want another lol) for this series.

4.5 Stars

I love you Hades! Marry me!
I had to say it, sorry.

This book started just after Persephone was abducted by Zeus in the second book. In this one, she was trapped in a castle in the sky (how cool is that?). Nevertheless, she wasn't enjoying a minute of it because Zeus tortured her (mentally and physically) every time he had the opportunity (sometimes he would even get bored,
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Nidhi
HADES'S VOICE:



She’d be rounding the corner now well above the park, oblivious to the way the plants she passed leaned toward her. Persephone was beautiful. Vibrant. Light and vitality pulsed from her that like the first warm gust of a spring breeze promised everything would soon be new and alive again, that winter would thaw into life. Everything was drawn to her.

APHRODITE'S VOICE:



For the first time, I realized how dangerous Persephone was. There’s a reason gods are so ambivalent about thei
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Jess
Jan 04, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: those who want to avoid the Goddess Test poor writing and slut shaming
I got this ebook in exchange for an honest review.

What a great end to a lovely series!
Okay, I'll try to review this but I may have to come back later to this when I've actually had some sleep so forgive me if I'm incoherent and a bit emotional (everything becomes very sensitive at 4am okay?).
The Iron Queen was action-packed, extremely funny (I was giggling to myself at 3am, lit by my Kindle - dignified stuff), full of nice, heart-warming family/friendship moments without ever falling into the
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Kristal
Mar 12, 2013 rated it really liked it
This is one of my favourite book series. Hades and Persephone have recently become one of my favourite mythological couples to read about and this series really hits it home. The last novel (Daughter of Earth and Sky) left off on a MAJOR cliffhanger, so I was really anxious to get my hands on this one and as soon as I did, I didn't put it back down.

Persephone has been through a lot in the past couple of books, but this one definitely pushes her to limits that she is not entirely sure that she ca
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Jess at Such a Novel Idea
Jan 02, 2013 rated it it was amazing
For more, visit my blog: http://suchanovelidea.wordpress.com.

Why You Should Buy It

This is the third book in the Daughters of Zeus trilogy and wraps up the modern-day love story of Hades and Persephone. If you love Greek mythology and young adult books, this series is a perfect choice!

My Thoughts

*I won a copy of this e-book through Kaitlin Bevis' Facebook page.*

A couple of years ago I got my first Nook and began to dive into the world of e-reading. This was also in the time period I read the Hung
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Tanja (Tanychy) St. Delphi
Apr 05, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc-galleys, fantasy
Review also posted at Ja čitam, a ti?

One thing I didn't admit while ago. I didn't know the myth about Persephone before I've read the first book in this series. It's strange considering how popular it is. Of curse after reading Persephone I immediately had to find everything about it. Now two books later I can happily say that Kaitlin managed to put that myth into modern world and she did that really successfully.

This series started we can say typically. We had a girl who didn't know who she wa
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Katie Scarlett O Hara
Jul 01, 2016 rated it really liked it
I think this is my favorite one in the series.
Lauryn April
Apr 16, 2017 rated it really liked it
3.5 Stars. Well written plot, but wanted more Persephone and Hades. This book was different from the first two because it’s not just told through Persephone’s POV, but alternates with Hades and Aphrodite’s POV. While I loved reading parts of the story from Hades’ point of view and even Aphrodite's, it felt like less of the story was about Hades and Persephone and more about all of the gods. I enjoyed getting to know more about them, but I wanted there to be more focus on Persephone and Hades.

[Re
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Karissa
Aug 26, 2015 rated it liked it
This is the third book in the Daughters of Zeus series. I have enjoyed the YA mythology in this series, but this was the weakest book of the series yet. There are spoilers ahead if you haven’t read the previous two books in this series.

Persephone has been captured by Zeus. Zeus wants Persephone to swear fealty to him so that he can have access to all the worlds. Zeus is torturing Persephone mercilessly and Persephone hopes that she can withstand the torture and not give in. Meanwhile Hades would
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Teresa Mary Rose
Apr 05, 2013 rated it really liked it
More Reviews Here: Readers Live A Thousand Lives

This is another series where I am incredibly thankful for the day I decided to join the blogging community. I never ever would have picked this series up were it not for blogging. It is such a hidden gem and I just want to make every mythology loving person pick up this series and start reading it as soon as possible. Kaitlin Bevis has taken mythology and thrown it on its head and created a world you cannot help but get lost in.

Persephone has reall
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Cocktails and Books
As much as I loved the ending to this series, I was left feeling like the relationship between Hades and Persephone didn't move forward for for either of them to finally say, yes, they had that kind of love for one another. Zeus has planted doubts, serious doubts, in both of their minds (right up until the end) but these two just went about their lives and that was that. I know his is going to arc off into Aphrodite and Adonis, but I just feel like Persephone and Hades' story is incomplete, give ...more
Kayla
Aug 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Life is hell for Persephone. Zeus will stop at nothing to gain access to the living realm and the Underworld. As the only living god with a right to both, Persephone’s in trouble. Captured and tortured beyond the limits of her resolve, Persephone must find the power to stand against Zeus. But will she be strong enough?
Meanwhile, Hades contemplates desperate measures to rescue his queen. Persephone never thought of herself as dangerous, but there’s a reason gods never marry for love. A being wit
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Becca
SO I finished this bad boy at work today....hope my boss never sees this... ;) just kiddie, she is a sweetie anyways! on to the review!

Song Choice: I am going to go with "My Father's Father" by The Civil Wars, for what reason i am not 100% sure i just listen to it and think yeah this could work.... i don't know why... so let me give you some better ones. "Wash." by Bon Iver, and one more... "Soft Skin" by Mountain Man

First thoughts: So warning third in series, so seriously if you havent read the
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Cora Crotteau
Feb 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
i want more
Richa
Mar 09, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: for-review
Originally posted at City of Books


I just finished The Iron Queen today, and I had to write a review immediately! I was so pleasantly surprised when I got the opportunity to read and review this, and I began it the second it showed up in my inbox. The Iron Queen is the final book in Persephone's story arc, and it sure did pack a punch. I simply couldn't put this one down!

This book is told in the perspectives of Persephone, Hades, and Aphrodite. I loved all of their narratives so much, because I c
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Molly Ringle
May 07, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The adventure continues, and it's big stuff! The Greek deities, often at odds with each other, now have to band together for the task of taking on Zeus, who's holding Persephone captive in a bid to acquire the power of the Underworld. Zeus, whom you might know as some heroic leader of gods from other sources (*cough*DisneyHercules*cough*), is in this series more like his actual self from mythology, which is to say, a dangerous, selfish, devious sociopath.

But then, going by mythology, most of th
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Kimber Wheaton
Aug 09, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites, ya
*I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review*

My name is Kimber Leigh and I'm a mythology addict. Greek, Roman, Norse, Celtic; doesn't really matter, I love it all. My favorite pair has always been Hades and Persephone. It irks me that Hades tends to be portrayed as a villain. Perhaps this is part of the reason I like this series so much. Far and away, my favorite of the three books is the first, Persephone.

Persephone is an amazingly strong and intelligent girl. Her inn
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Christina (Ensconced in Lit)
May 19, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: author-request
The author gave me this book in exchange for an honest review.

I really enjoyed the first two installments of this series, which is a play on the Persephone story as well as other Greek myths. We have been following Persephone, her husband and fortunately, the man she loves, Hades, and a long list of other characters, all who have their unique spin. We continue the story from the first two books, where Persephone has gotten a lot of attention for her potential for having lots of power. She has be
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Leah


Yeeeeees. This was everything I'd expected and more. SO MUCH MORE. I just woke up from a really long nap and finished the rest of the book so I'm feeling pretty wonky at the moment. This third book had a significantly less amount of crazy than the second book, but holy crap - was it interesting to read or what. The way everything fell together, the way everyone came together to help Persephone, was amazing. It was so gratifying to watch how Persephone's character grew and evolved throughout the
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Aritri
Unlike Persephone and Daughter of the Earth and Sky, The Iron Queen is written from the POV narratives of three characters: Persephone, Hades, and Aphrodite. And Hades' portions certainly make Persephone and Hades one of my favourite fictional couples. I've read each of them may be ten to eleven times. Thank you Kaitlin Bevis for presenting Hades as a romantic hero.

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Sharon Mariampillai
Actual Rating: 3.25

This was a good read. I thought it was slower than the other two books. It didn't give me the same excitement. I thought it was interesting to see the characters interact. I still love Hades. He had this charm about him. He was the most interesting and complex character. However, my favourite is always Artemis. However, I thought there were some moments when I was just bored at. The thing I really liked about this book was the way Kaitlin Bevis was able to incorporate Greek
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Chalklate
Apr 24, 2014 rated it really liked it
WOW. The end of this series was great. The story was so good that after the last page I was left wanting more. At first, after reading this book, I wasnt sure if it was the end ,but alas, it was. Great book. 4 stars.
Montserrat Garcia
Jan 30, 2017 rated it really liked it
I can't believe it. After so much time and so many feats, I cannot believe that it has ended like this.
I left with a doubt but I hope it is clarified in the following book or with a rereading.
Hades, I will always love you. <3
Tracey
5 Stars. An exciting ending or a new beginning? ♡ it
Heidi
Jan 29, 2013 rated it really liked it
loved the series. I wish she could have slowed down the pace a little....wasn't nearly long enough! but it was an enjoyable, quick read.
Adriana
Sep 28, 2014 rated it really liked it
Al fin termine de leer esta trilogía la ame tanto y extrañare demasiado. Creo que podrían fácilmente hacer mas libros de este mundo, los estaré esperando
Ariana
Apr 08, 2013 rated it really liked it
Edit:May 20, 2013
Finished the book as soon as I got it. The ending was quite satisfying. Review coming soon.
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7 more days... 7 days too many!
Andrea Heltsley
Nov 27, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-2016
Another great installment in this series. This book is the completion of Persephone's story, but there are spin-off stories from other character's pov's. It was a four-star read!
Jessica Stella
Jun 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loved

Loved this series. It was a nice changed outlook on the Greek gods. I'm always looking for something fresh to read.
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I spent my childhood curled up with a book, and a pen. If the ending didn’t agree with me, I rewrote it. Now, I write my own endings, middles, and beginnings for the Daughters of Zeus series, including the best selling novel, Persephone.

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“Athena shifted under my gaze and cleared her throat. “She’s brave, your wife.”
I didn’t so much as blink. “She’s stronger than she looks.”
Athena nodded. “With Poseidon on our side, we have a shot. Zeus may actually die by the end of this.”
“Everyone dies eventually.” I inclined my head toward her. “And if they’re really, really lucky, they haven’t done anything to piss me off.”
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