Iron and Magic (The Iron Covenant, #1) by Ilona Andrews

Iron and Magic (The Iron Covenant, #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 ...


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TitleIron and Magic (The Iron Covenant, #1)
ISBN9781641970402
Author
Release DateJun 26th, 2018
PublisherCreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
LanguageEnglish
GenreFantasy, Urban Fantasy, Paranormal, Magic, Romance, Vampires, Paranormal Romance
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Reviews Iron and Magic (The Iron Covenant, #1)

  • ✘✘ Sarah ✘✘ (former Nefarious Breeder of Murderous Crustaceans)
    2017-05-31
    🔥 AVAILABLE TODAY!! 🔥Actual rating: 8 stars. And that's coming from a non-hysterical Hugh non-fangirl. Which should tell you something and stuff.To think that this book started as a bloody shrimping April Fools’ joke three years ago. To think that some slightly obsessed maniacs people still insist on calling it The Hugh Book. Well I’ll have you know that:This book is no longer a joke ← pointing this out in case you hadn’t noticed. Y...
  •  ⚔ Sh3lly ⚔
    2017-07-20
    RELEASE DAY!! Go forth and read the excellence! (You won't be sorry.)My friends, this was the glorious.It is everything I could have hoped Hugh's book would be. I have been a HUGE fan of Hugh's since book 3 of the Kate Daniels series. This delivered on every score.It fit perfectly in the KD world. Elara is a perfect match for Hugh. She is seriously kick-ass! The plot was solid and the romance played out within the story instead of overpowering it...
  • Sophia Triad
    2017-07-28
    Glorious.Epic.Mind blowing.And the best book I have read this year so far.---Spoilers if you haven't read Magic Binds (Kate Daniels #9)---I haven't realised how much I have missed Kate Daniel's word before I started this book.But I have discovered a much more interesting eye-catching world. The world of warlord Hugh d’Ambray.His world initially is dark, full of self-pity and abandonment. His adopted father, his god, the light and warmth of his ...
  • Tadiana ✩Night Owl☽
    2017-05-31
    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 seri...
  • Robin (Bridge Four)
    2018-05-30
    4.5 Hugh you are a Bastard StarsBeta 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 h...
  • Niki Hawkes - The Obsessive Bookseller
    2017-06-03
    Iron and Magic somehow managed to become my favorite Ilona Andrews book to date! It joined a very small percentage of books allowed on my all-time favorites list, and no one is more surprised at that than me.It’s a true testament to these writers’ skills that they managed to make me fall in love with a book about a character I don’t even like. And furthermore to get me feeling deep empathy towards him. I can say with confidence coming out o...
  • Manju
    2018-06-27
    Was thinking of 3.5* but scratch that, it's worth 4!Hugh was everything and more that I wanted. 😍💞
  • Marta Cox
    2018-05-25
    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 vi...
  • Corina☞BookTwinsReviews
    2018-07-01
    4.5 starsOMG OMG OMG - I honestly did not think I would like Hugh as much as I did.Iron and Magic is a spin off series of my beloved Kate Daniels, and it follows bad boy Hugh on his journey, after being banished and cut off by his master and God Roland.Reading his side was eye-opening. I personally loved how the authors explained his side of the story. His feelings, and lack of feelings because of Roland's absence made complete sense. And it was...
  • Jilly
    2018-07-03
    They did it again!How does Ilona Andrews manage to write magic?Hugh & Elara are both awesome!It starts with an alliance through marriage. They hate each other in the best possible way and show it through snark, sarcasm, name-calling, and threats. It's awesome!It must be love!His people are desperate for money, food, shelter. Her people are desperate for protection. Of course, he's still Hugh, and her people may not exactly fall in love at first s...
  • ♥Rachel♥
    2018-06-29
    As the description points out, Hugh was Roland’s warrior, but has been cast out, cut off from Roland’s magic and when we first meet Hugh here, he’s in bad shape. Hurting as he was Hugh didn’t fully grasp his Iron Dogs were loyal to him, not Roland. Now that they’re being hunted down, and murdered Hugh must get himself together, get his Iron Dogs back in fighting shape to meet the threat. Elara and Hugh have things each other need to sur...
  • Kate's Corner
    2018-05-10
    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 & ChemistryEver 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 h...
  • Sarah
    2018-05-29
    Well that was bloody awesome! I can’t wait for the rest of Hugh and Elara’s trilogy & I’m more pumped for Magic Triumphs than ever.________________OMG OMG OMG I HAVE IRON AND MAGIC!!! Thank you Netgalley!Go away world, I'm not doing ANYTHING until I've finished reading!
  • Geri Reads
    2018-06-22
    4.5 stars!Ilona Andrews are one of those authors that can't seem to do no wrong, and they proved that once again with Iron and Magic.Filled with interesting characters, pulse pounding action, and vivid world-building, Iron and Magic will leave you breathless with excitement. Fast-paced and well plotted with some of the best battle sequences I've read in my whole life, Iron and Magic exceeded all my expectations, and then some! “There is a trie...
  • Emma
    2018-05-10
    The first in a new trilogy, set after Magic Binds, book 9 in the Kate Daniels series, Iron and Magic is wonderfully, brilliantly, finally…. all about Hugh. Hugh d’Ambray, Roland’s former Warlord and all round murder boy. First introduced during Magic Strikes and responsible for all kinds of bad things in the Kate Daniels series, he was sidelined (by spoilery events I won’t recount here) until Ilona Andrews jokingly put out the idea of his...
  • Beth
    2018-05-27
    Hugh d’Ambray, once Roland’s gold pupil, has be cut off since his actions toward Kate Daniels. His elite fighting group, the Iron Dogs, are being hunted and destroyed. There only hope is to find a fortress to call their own and they need Hugh to get off his drinking binge and form them into the team/family they’ve always been.Search for a refuge, Hugh’s men find Elara’s castle in Kentucky. The provision for their truces is a marriage be...
  • Maria Dimitrova
    2018-06-03
    Release day is here! Let's see what differences there are between the ARC and the official product!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 assh...
  • Pippa DaCosta
    2018-05-10
    If you're a Kate Daniels fan this is a MUST, don't skip it. If you're not a KD fan, I imagine you can still read this BUT you're going to miss all the little nuances that make this such a fun read. Without that KD background, some of the random characters appearing might leave you scratching your head. I actually preferred this to many of the KD books. Full of action, snark, and character development, it's exactly what you'd expect from the Ilona...
  • Layla
    2017-05-14
    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 Ne...
  • Douglas Meeks
    2018-06-23
    I remember watching Wayne’s World the movie many years ago and watching Wayne and Garth bow down and yell “I’m not worthy”, kinda the way I feel after finishing “Iron and Magic”. You know Hugh as the horrible right hand of Roland and could never be redeemed right? If they did it would be some cheesy epiphany where he realized what a horrible person he was and decided to do better ……. Nope, this is Hugh and he becomes the ultimate ...
  • Hollis
    2018-06-11
    "How is it that Raphael made more holes in you than swiss cheese, but your assholeness survived?""Raphael doesn't have a knife big enough to kill my assholeness."I think my biggest takeaway from IRON AND MAGIC, beyond the fact that I am woefully unprepared for the end of the Kate Daniels series (in every way! holy crap I need a reread..), is that I want to be friends with this author duo. How are they so talented. So funny. So clever. So creative...
  • Lakshmi C
    2017-08-06
    How I picture Hugh while reading....
  • (Tori-Smexybooks) smexys_sidekick
    2018-06-27
    Favorite Quote: “As long as you stay here, you have a home. I’ll never abandon you.”Hugh d’Ambray has been cut loose by his master and pseudo-father, Roland. He wallows in the booze until his will to live and need to save his people overrides his death wish. With no money, shelter, or weapons, the Iron Dogs have no hope of surviving the necromancers that are gunning for them. Until his advisor approaches him with a proposition. A marriage...
  • Yodamom
    2018-06-11
    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 ...
  • Ira
    2018-06-27
    4.5 stars!I loves it! Hallelujah!! Hugh still the bastard asshole 😂😂😂 “HE IS MINE, WIZARD.”And Elara? Well well well, who will thought we’re going to get a heroine like this?I’m sorry Kate, for now Elara is my goddess, at least until your latest story published! 😘😂I know, it’s not a proper review 😬.But you can read tons of them available out there.I still sleepy after stay awake into an early hours last night or should...
  • Lady Heather
    2018-06-22
    Publication Date: June 26, 2018 The Iron Covenant SeriesThe world has suffered a magic apocalypse. We pushed the technological progress too far, and now magic has returned with a vengeance. It comes in waves, without warning, and vanishes as suddenly as it appears. When magic is up, planes drop out of the sky, cars stall, and electricity dies. When magic is down, guns work and spells fail.It’s a volatile, screwed-up world. Magic feeds on techno...
  • Al *the serial series skipper*
    2018-05-30
    ***I received this book courtesy of Netgally in exchange for an honest review***This book was AMAZING!I don't even know where to start. I love the Kate Daniels universe, really love it but Curran's 40 page POV don't really do it for me, I need more of the enigmatic Beast Lord, so when I saw that this has dual POV I broke out into my happy dance.I had a like/hate thing for Hugh, I couldn't wait for him to get his comeuppance but this book made me ...