Iron Hearted Violet

  • by Kelly Barnhill
  • Narrated by Simon Vance
  • 7 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The end of their world begins with a story.
This one.

In most fairy tales, princesses are beautiful, dragons are terrifying, and stories are harmless. This isn't most fairy tales.
Princess Violet is plain, reckless, and quite possibly too clever for her own good. Particularly when it comes to telling stories. One day she and her best friend, Demetrius, stumble upon a hidden room and find a peculiar book. A forbidden book. It tells a story of an evil being - called the Nybbas - imprisoned in their world. The story cannot be true - not really. But then the whispers start. Violet and Demetrius, along with an ancient, scarred dragon, may hold the key to the Nybbas's triumph...or its demise. It all depends on how they tell the story. After all, stories make their own rules.
Iron Hearted Violet is a story of a princess unlike any other. It is a story of the last dragon in existence, deathly afraid of its own reflection. Above all, it is a story about the power of stories, our belief in them, and how one enchanted tale changed the course of an entire kingdom.

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Love can make Anyone a Hero

What did you love best about Iron Hearted Violet?

The theme, Love can make anyone a Hero. It is beautifully narrated and written; loved every minute of both reading and listening. I am now purchasing the printed book to give as holiday gifts. This book is sure to be a classic all children (and grandparents :) should read/listen to.


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- LCNanny

Another great one from Kelly Barnhill

I chose this after enjoying Barnhill's The Witch's Boy. Like that novel, the author takes common fantasy elements: princess, a dragon, a foolish king, an evil entity bound to take over the universe (or multiverse, in this case). But Barnhill turns the cliches on their heads with a pair of young surprising heroes and a dragon who may or may not want to help them.
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- eskimommafl

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-09-2012
  • Publisher: Hachette Audio