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Iron and Magic (The Iron Covenant #1)

No day is ordinary in a world where Technology and Magic compete for supremacyBut no matter which force is winning, in the apocalypse, a sword will always work. Hugh dAmbray, 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 himselfand Hugh dAmbray 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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Iron and Magic (The Iron Covenant #1) Reviews

  • Maria Dimitrova

    Official buddy read with IAA following the release.

    So this is my second read in about two weeks time. Yes, it's that good. But more importantly this time I read the official book not the ARC and I have to tell you people always, always get the real book. It not only does it help the writers but you sometimes get unexpected surprises like additional scenes. But even if there weren't any extra scenes (okay it's only one scene but it was brilliant) the foreword alone made it worth it. Now onto the

    “Arrogant dickhead!”

    “Screeching harpy.”

    “Asshole.”

    “Bitch.”


    She has awesome powers that remind me a bit of what Anita Blake and Ace Dante can do. She's something ancient and speculating on what she is is half the fun of this book. I'm itching to learn more about her, The Departed, the Remaining and how the hell did she become whatever she is. But mostly I just enjoy being in her head and seeing the fierce devotion she has for those she considers hers.

    “You’re my husband, Hugh. We no longer walk alone. We are each other’s shelter in a storm. As long as you want to stay here, you’ll have a home. I’ll never abandon you.”


    There's a plethora of new characters introduced in this book and their combined potential is staggering. All those new shiny powers that open up this amazingly rich world even more take my breath away. Because part of me is terrified by Magic Triumphs and the end of this era. And now the execution has been postponed. I'm still terrified but I have something set in this world to look forward to. And I also have a whole new wishlist of potential spin-offs. Yes, if I have it my way IA will be writing in this world until I die of old age. If they happen to perish before me I want their ghosts to keep writing. And I went on a tangent again. Sorry, I'm just too excited.

    This time I made myself go slowly. I deliberately stretched it for over 10 days so I could savour it all. I went back and forth, took notes, checked my ARC for what I've highlighted there, was surprised at how many details I'd missed while galloping to the finish line the previous time. And today when I read the last word I wanted to jump right back in. But I will make myself wait for the release of the audiobook for the next reread. I'm still trying to pretend that I'm not that obsessed ;)

    Original pre-publication review:

    ARC provided by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

    Actual rating: +

    I knew the book will be awesome, I just never expected it to be so brilliant!



    I've been fascinated by Hugh since the first time he walked on page. That doesn't mean I didn't want to kill him time and again and in the most excruciating ways possible. He is such a fucking asshole that he just owns the page when he shows up. He brings out all those primal feelings that I personally can't decide if I want to fuck him or slice him to tiny little pieces. So I could totally sympathise with his new wife Elara. I enjoyed his suffering, I enjoyed when he was beaten down and spend way too much time telling him "You're a moron! What did you expect to happen?". In fact about a third of my copy has notes attached (thank God for Kindles because if I had to get a post-it note to plaster all over a physical copy it would look monstrous) where I'm talking to Hugh and making fun of his life choices. You see I usually don't bother to actually write the things I'm saying to the characters in my head. It's just I'm lazy. I might highlight here and there and leave a couple of notes and that's it. I literally highlighted half the book. Every snappish conversation, every time Hugh got his nose rubbed in, every time I laughed out loud and made people look at me like I'm a raving lunatic. And there were a hell of a lot of those moments.

    I know some people would find parts of this book objectionable. But to me those parts were perfect because it's Hugh and this is his nature. And if you've read the books so far you should be prepared for them. It doesn't mean you have to approve of his actions, in fact it's better if you don't. But to write it any other way, IA would have to break character and it would ruin both the book and the series. Hugh is the way he is and if you can't stomach that, please don't vent your annoyance at the authors. Staying true to character isn't easy and pulling off a stunt like this one, where by the end of the book you actually feel sorry and root for Hugh, is simply amazing. And it's one of the reasons why an IA book is an automatic pre-order for me. ...more

  • Marta Cox

    This couple write urban fantasy that is magnificent. Such a well developed world here that cleverly intertwines with the Kate Daniels stories that so many know and love. It’s almost uncanny how this alternate universe feels vivid and alive and now the ultimate bad boy steps up to stake his place and boy is this book an absolute humdinger !

    What can I say about Hugh and this book ? Ok fans already know that previously Hugh failed to secure the victory over Rolands daughter Kate that he demanded. N
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  • Robin (Bridge Four)

    4.5 Hugh you are a Bastard Stars

    Beta read for the Andrews and I loved so many things!!!

    Look I've never been head over heels in love with Hugh. He is the bad guy and I'm not really into them most of the time. BUT....this has the White Warlock Elara in it and the Departed (I have no idea who they really are but I'm looking forward to finding out). Even if Hugh isn't your favorite Elara is a strong independent woman with some awesome magical stuff happening and a group of people living in a castle.

    Magic snapped out of Elara, lashing Hugh’s senses, a focused torrent unlike anything he’d felt before.


    So Hugh and Elara end up in an arranged marriage. They both have some serious baggage and enemies out there and so it makes sense to team up as each has something the other needs. But, it isn't love at first sight and while they put on a good show when others are watching, when it is just he two of them the banter is funny and biting.

    “Oh look, my skin isn’t smoking,” Hugh murmured.

    “You’re overdoing it with the PDAs.”

    “We’re newlyweds. If I threw you over my shoulder and dragged you into the woods, that would be overdoing it.”

    The image flashed before her. “Try it. They won’t even find your bones.”

    “Oh, darling, I don’t think you’ll have any trouble finding my bone.”


    Seeing what happened to Hugh after Roland purged him is very interesting and like most people who have suffered a tragic loss and had their entire way of life upended he is struggling to find who he is without Roland pulling all the strings. It is a hard thing to look hard at your life and not be happy about the choices you made. He has spent the last while filling the emptiness inside with violence, alcohol and sex in no particular order. But he is trying to find a reason to climb out of the hole he is in and Elara and the people who follow her might give the Iron Dogs the one thing they've never had. A home.

    Elara and the Departed. Well we only have enough time to just scratch the surface of this and I for one am excited to dig deeper. The backstory there seems like it is going to be very interesting and full of great lore and magic like only the Andrews know how to do.

    Initially this was going to be one book, but why settle for one when you can have three. Yes that is right Elara and Hugh get a trilogy of their own. The good news is THREE BOOKS, the bad news is that all three of the trilogy are set before Magic Triumphs. Stop grumbling...I've read Magic Triumphs and I don't think this will be a problem since for the most part this side series is self contained. But there is a bit of a relationship jump between the end of Iron and Magic and the final Kate Daniels book, but seriously like we didn't know that is where we would eventually get to.

    I'm just thankful we are getting more time in this world and my new question is who are Hugh's parents? I think I know who his mom is and if I'm right *mind fucking blown*

    So to sum up

    Hugh you are a serious piece of work



    Elara you are going to drive him a little crazy and I think he probably deserves it. I love the way you 'handle' Hugh.



    Bucky you are a special kind of awesome and Hugh's perfect new....horse???



    Quotes are from the Beta version of the book and may not be in the final copy. Thanks to Ilona and Gordon Andrews for the opportunity to be a small part of this book. ...more

  • Carole (Carole's Random Life in Books)

    This review can also be found at Carole's Random Life in Books.

    Of course I love this book! How could I not? I have been really eager to get my hands on this book and love the fact that the whole concept started out as an April Fool's joke. Being the awesome people that the writing team of Ilona Andrews are, they decided to make this book happen when their fans showed a desire to read it. I did wonder how I would feel reading an entire book about Hugh. Hugh is one of the bad guys! I can tell you
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  • Tadiana ✩Night Owl☽

    On sale now! Full review first posted on Fantasy Literature:

    Since Magic Bites was first published in 2007, the husband-and-wife writing team known as Ilona Andrews has developed a devoted fan base in the urban fantasy genre with their KATE DANIELS series. But all good things must come to an end, and when Magic Triumphs, the tenth novel in that series, is published in August 2018, the Andrews team has announced that it will be the end of that series. But they’ve left themselves some welcome looph

    “I told you it was stupid. I told you things always got out. You dug your heels in.”

    “I don’t believe you.”

    “Wait.” She held up her hand. “Let me check if I care.”

    Hugh glared at her.

    “No,” she said. “Apparently, I don’t. It’s good that we got that straightened out.”
    Also, both Hugh and Elara are intelligent and powerful individuals, and they’re each able to bend just a little with each other, and to give the other credit where it’s due. Hugh turns out to have some unexpected depths to his character, and Andrews found a clever way to explain away at least some of Hugh’s horribly coldhearted actions in the KATE DANIELS series.

    Andrews is excellent at drawing a magical post-apocalyptic world with imaginative and compelling details. When Hugh stalks around Elara’s castle and plans (and executes) the addition of a moat to help fend off Nez’s vampire attacks, the details of the moat-building are realistically woven in. Intriguing and vivid descriptions give life to the story in so many ways: precisely-described sword fights, the military strategies involved in battles with vampires and other magical enemies, the problems with near-indestructible armor, a devotedly loyal war dog, a mischievous white horse that glows in moonlight and almost seems to have a horn.

    Iron and Magic is set shortly after the end of Magic Binds, the ninth book in the KATE DANIELS series. Even though it mostly focuses on Hugh, his Iron Dogs, and a whole new set of characters, there are several appearances by characters from the KATE series, and a lot of plot nuances rely on being up to date with that series. I don’t really recommend picking up Iron and Magic if you haven’t read at least a few of the KATE DANIELS books, and the more the better. But for fans of that series, Iron and Magic is a must-read.

    Initial post: I finally got an ARC of this new Ilona Andrews novel! *does jazz hands* Guess I know what I’m reading tonight!

    It’s set in the KATE DANIELS world, and Hugh D’Ambrey, Kate’s long-time enemy, is the main character. Does Hugh have some redeeming qualities? We will see ... ...more

  • Yodamom

    Iron and Magic, filled with some of my favorite things. Snark, sparks, witty comebacks, testy relationships, challenging characters, magic, fantastic beasties and romance.  

    Finally Hugh got his own book. Yes the dude who was treated so badly by his father figure and his semi sibling while being one super nasty dark dastardly villain. You know in the Kate Daniels series by Ilona Andrews ? Yes that Hugh. Hugh is so cold he's hot. Yup ladies he's one of those boys you hate to love and can't stop yo
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  • Layla

    EDIT : EVERYTHING I WANTED AND MORE !

    ps: well, it still gets 4* from me because I wasn't particularly emotionally attached to the characters but I'm guessing that will change with Book #2. (also, what's with the ugly cover? that dude looks pretty much terrible. where's my Henry Cavill lookalike ?)

    aka, this:



    But damn, this was one smoking hot couple. I think they are so well matched together, sort of like a darker version of Kate & Curran or Nevada & Rogan. LOVED LOVED LOVED their bant

    “If I chop off your head, will it grow back?”

    She spun around and almost ran into him. He loomed over her, his eyes dark, his face cold. A man that large shouldn’t have moved that quietly.

    “I don’t know,” she said, keeping her voice iced over. “We could do an experiment. You try chopping off my head and I’ll try to chop off yours. We’ll see who’s left standing.”

    A spark flashed in the depths of his blue irises. “Tempting.”

    “Isn’t it? You just have to tell me which head you want chopped off, the top one or the one you usually think with.”

    “Take your pick.”



    *snarky banter à la Ilona Andrews is the best kind of banter*

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  • Kate's Corner

    All stars and all the feels. Absolutely effing EPIC. This is one of these times where capitals are a must. Hell, I bow down to the awesomeness of this author and can’t wait for more.

    Characters & Chemistry

    Ever since I met Hugh d'Ambry in the KD series I was smitten. It felt wrong to have a lady boner for him because he was the enemy. Roland's right-hand man. Preceptor of the Iron Dogs. A butcher. A killer. But I just couldn’t help myself and here it is no different. He is flawed and a torture
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