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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. Desperat...

Title : Iron and Magic (The Iron Covenant #1)
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ISBN : 9781641970402
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Number of Pages : 392 pages
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Iron and Magic (The Iron Covenant #1) Reviews

  • ✘✘ Sarah ✘✘ (former Nefarious Breeder of Murderous Crustaceans)

    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 jokepointing this out in case you hadn’t noticed. You are quite welcome and stuff.

    There is much much much much MUCH more to this book
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  • Sophia Triad

    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 life abandoned him. Roland has thrown him away like
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  • (Tori-Smexybooks) smexys_sidekick

    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 of convenience to one they call the White Lady.

    Elara Harp
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  • Mei

    ( (Elara) “You want me to marry Conan the Barbarian?” A drop of acid slid into her tone.

    “An attractive barbarian,” Dugas pointed out.




    (Elara) “He’s a monster. Like me.”




    Ahhh... I've missed this world!

    And I'm so happy to read about Hugh! He was the uber-villaain in the Kate Daniels series! He's the man who killed some of my favorit Kate's friends!

    So I was curious to find out how IL would make him a hero! What a job!

    And they did it! They ABSOLUTELY did it!

    Don't think that Hugh has become a ...more

  • 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

  • Corina☞BookTwinsReviews

    4.5 stars

    OMG 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 wasn't surprising that I liked him from the very first
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  • Manju

    Ever since the departure of Hugh d'Ambry from Kate Daniels, I have missed him. Okay, okay, I know he is one of the bad guys but he has this charisma that is hard to resist and easy to like even after all the facades that the guy keeps and try to show himself as a real baddie.

    As the blurb suggests Hugh got himself a bride here but don't let yourself fool thinking about all the romantic moments that a newly wed couple has . This is a marriage of convenience where Hugh & his “dogs” get the she
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  • 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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