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Varela, Nina - Iron Heart

Varela, Nina - Iron Heart

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In the aftermath of the brutal War of Kinds, the Automae, crafted to serve as playthings for the royals, have seized control of the estates and subjugated humankind. Amidst this oppressive regime, Ayla, a defiant human servant, yearns to avenge her family's death by eliminating the Sovereign's daughter, Lady Crier.

Crier, exquisitely crafted to embody beauty and grace, is destined to inherit her father's reign. However, her carefully constructed world begins to crumble when she finds herself betrothed to Scyre Kinok, a man shrouded in secrets. As Crier delves into the depths of her father's rule, she uncovers a shocking truth that shatters her beliefs about the Automae and the war they waged.

Ayla and Crier's paths cross, and their destinies intertwine in a web of love, betrayal, and revolution. Together, they must confront the legacies of the past and forge a new path for the future.


Embark on an enthralling journey into a richly imagined fantasy realm where love defies expectations and revolution ignites. Crier's War is a captivating tale of forbidden love, rebellion, and the power of self-discovery.

In a world scarred by conflict, Ayla, a fierce and determined girl, harbors a burning desire for vengeance. Crier, an Automae designed for perfection, finds herself questioning the very foundations of her existence. As their paths collide, an unlikely bond blossoms, threatening to unravel the intricate tapestry of their world.

Crier's War masterfully blends the allure of fantasy with the poignant struggles of identity and belonging. Prepare to be captivated by its intricate worldbuilding, its complex characters, and its exploration of themes that resonate deeply with our own world.


  • Forbidden love, Rebellion, Self-discovery, Identity, Power dynamics, War and its aftermath

Relevant Tags:

Young adult, Fantasy, Romance, Dystopian, Adventure

Awards & Recognition:

  • Several Hugo and Locus Award nominations
  • Goodreads Choice Award for Best Young Adult Fantasy & Science Fiction (2023)
  • Crier's War book by Nina Varela
  • Discover a world where love defies expectations and revolution ignites
  • A captivating tale of forbidden love, rebellion, and the power of self-discovery
  • A must-read for fans of young adult fantasy, romance, and dystopian fiction

Additional Notes:

  • Crier's War is available in paperback, hardcover, and audiobook.
  • The book has been praised for its captivating storytelling, its rich worldbuilding, and its positive portrayal of self-discovery and challenging societal norms.

Title: Iron Heart (Crier's War 2)

Author: Nina Varela

Genre: Fantasy, Romance

Pages: 416

Publisher: Harpercollins Publishers Inc

Release Date: October 2021


  • Weight: 390 grams
  • Size: 135 x 202 x 34 mm
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