Iron and Magic Review!!
Title: Iron and Magic(Iron Covenant 1)
Author: Ilona Andrews
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Release Date: June 26, 2018
Ok first of all can we all just agree that anything from Ilona Andrews is dynamite and a guaranteed must read? Agreed? Good! I cannot believe the idea of Hugh’s story started out as an April fools day joke by IA! So in case you haven’t read Kate Daniels series(which you need to remedy right away) then let me tell you a little bit about Hugh.
Hugh d’Ambray, Preceptor of the Iron Dogs, is the “Bad Guy” in the KD series. You hate him, you love him, then the cycle repeats. Hugh’s story is nothing short of epic. Now, Hugh has lost nearly everything and needs to find an alliance. In comes Elara, who also needs an alliance. What do they do? Marry! Of course they absolutely can’t stand each other which makes their story so fun to read. I cannot wait for the next book! Iron Covenant is a spin-off of Kate Daniels series BUT you can read on its own. It is highly suggested to read KD first and then Iron and Magic but it’s totally ok to read as a stand alone series.
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.