Iron and Magic - Ilona Andrews

Iron and Magic

By Ilona Andrews

  • Release Date: 2018-06-26
  • Genre: Fantasy
Score: 5
5
From 80 Ratings

Description

The Iron Covenant Book 1
No day is ordinary in a world where Technology and Magic compete for supremacy…But no matter which force is winning, in the apocalypse, a sword will always work.   
 
Hugh d’Ambray, Preceptor of the Iron Dogs, Warlord of the Builder of Towers, served only one man. Now his immortal, nearly omnipotent master has cast him aside.  Hugh is a shadow of the warrior he was, but when he learns that the Iron Dogs, soldiers who would follow him anywhere, are being hunted down and murdered, he must make a choice: to fade away or to be the leader he was born to be. Hugh knows he must carve a new place for himself and his people, but they have no money, no shelter, and no food, and the necromancers are coming.  Fast.
 
Elara Harper is a creature who should not exist.  Her enemies call her Abomination; her people call her White Lady.  Tasked with their protection, she's trapped between the magical heavyweights about to collide and plunge the state of Kentucky into a war that humans have no power to stop.  Desperate to shield her people and their simple way of life, she would accept help from the devil himself—and Hugh d’Ambray might qualify.
 
Hugh needs a base, Elara needs soldiers.  Both are infamous for betraying their allies, so how can they create a believable alliance to meet the challenge of their enemies?  
 
As the prophet says: “It is better to marry than to burn.”   
 
Hugh and Elara may do both. 

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Reviews

  • Pure Joy!

    5
    By King Ram210
    I have read every single one of these authors books. Several more than once. I highly recommend this book and all others. While this can be read as a stand alone novel, again it is highly recommended to read the Kate Daniels series prior. While the authors explain much background having a good knowledge of the KD World helps the story flow more smoothly. There was always something about Hugh that resonated with me I now know why. I also loved Elara and the new cast of characters. Read it!
  • Magically Fantastic

    5
    By Stella Blaze
    I love Ilona Andrews stories: Novels, short stories and novellas. Her newest creation, Iron and Magic is no exception. Originally this was an April Fools’ joke, but then the dynamic duo of Ilona and Andrew Gordon actually wrote it, and in doing so, they pulled off the impossible—they made a villain, a true monster, into a hero. Not to give anything away, but wow… just wow. Originality, humor, two main characters with the exact same motivation—to keep their people safe—and, of course, a very well earned romance. This is my favorite book this year, so far… Ilona and Andrew have another book coming out in a little over a month, so I have to keep my options open. And to make things even better, there will be two more of these novels to come. Thank you Ilona Andrews… please write faster.
  • A thrill ride that will leave the fans wanting more

    5
    By Luvcoupons
    Hugh and Elara volley back and forth will keep you on your toes trying to anticipate what will happen next... great power couple
  • Wow!

    5
    By Caroline Cross
    Ilona Andrews just keeps getting better and better. Hugh should have been irredeemable, his story impossible to write, yet I couldn’t stop reading. The characters pop off the page and the book is impossible to put down!
  • Everything you could want

    5
    By Suzijo12
    Such a good spin-off of a fantastic world. Charismatic Hugh has always been a favorite, even when you hated loving him. Elara is his perfect foil; enjoyed every minute. Behind the scenes views into Kate Daniel’s world are sprinkled throughout.
  • Excellent

    5
    By Loke-Marie
    I wasn’t sure to expect but I’m glad I read this book.
  • Iron and Magic

    5
    By Terry Quinn
    Great authors at the top of their form,
  • Amazing as always

    5
    By KateDanielsMercyHauptman
    The Ilona Andrews team always deliver an incredible reading experience - compelling characters and plot, masterfully combined with action and humor. A die-hard fan of Kate Daniels and Curran, I was a little wary of a story (initially presented as an April Fool’s Day prank, if memory serves) that would give arch-nemesis Hugh a hero turn. But of course, the authors managed to make his journey and metamorphosis logical, believable and understandable, all without compromising any of Hugh’s prior character development or storylines. The crossover appearance of additional characters from KD World was a treat, addressed another necessary stage in Hugh’s redemption, and hopefully laid some track for future plot developments (Protect Dali!). I am already looking forward to the next entry in Hugh and Elara’s story (with so many more mysteries to uncover about new heroine Elara) and hope that the new and improved Hugh appears in the upcoming (and eagerly anticipated) conclusion to Kate & Curran’s story.
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