Thursday, 21 June 2018

Iron and Magic - Ilona Andrews

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. 

ebook, 322 pages
Expected publication: June 26th 2018
The Iron Covenant #1, Kate Daniels #9.5
UF PNR
For review

My thoughts:
Aaaaaaargh, Baby S deleted my review. SIGH. I so do not want to write this again. I am already two days behind on writing it.

What else to do then to write it again. Now 3 days late.

I did not like Hugh at first, but then something changed. I liked him even though he was evil. Aint that always the story. 
Here he is messed up cos Roland dumped him. Until his people tell him to shape up and save them. So he tries. 
I liked that we got a bit of his backstory and understood why he is all Roland is my god! And get to see that there is still light in there.

Elara was pretty cold as Hugh said. I get that she has a lot of responsibilities, protecting her people, living in their castle, hiding from baddies. So it took a while to warm up to her, if I ever did, but I get why she and Hugh fit together. I can not tell you, cos spoiler. But she has another side to her.

She hires him. He goes fighting. There are baddies. They argue. The end.

I do like Hugh ;) 

Nice story, Even if not as good as Kate, but then neither of the sidestories has been to me


40 comments:

  1. I don't know if I want to like Hugh. I just relistened to Magic Break, where Kate is locked in a cage and he kills all her Order friends in front of her. And then there is the time in Europe and the huge death that happens there. I will listen to this once it is available on audio. But I have mixed feelings going into it. Great review. Sorry that S deleted it. I recommend Google Docs. It saves after every letter you type.

    Melanie @ Hot Listens & Books of My Heart

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    1. I really do not know what is wrong with me, but somewhere I just liked him, even though I hated him, and here I had forgotten everything else

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  2. Okay I'm putting this on my list bc I miss reading her and it looks like it might be #1 in a spin-off series. right? Ah babies are great :)

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  3. yeah I agree with you for this one

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  4. Your baby deleted your review. lol I laughed at that. I haven't read this one but I need to read some of this authors books.

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    1. I have no idea what she did, but it was gone, my fault cos writing it directly on the web

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  5. How did the baby delete your review?? I would cry, haha. All that work! I'm sorry you lost it. I know how you feel though... once that happens you don't want to start over. It's like you'll never be able to get it right again.

    I loved this author's Hidden Legacy series! Nevada and Rogan. <3 Have you read that one? I still need to read Kate Daniels, because I hear it's awesome.

    I cannot wait to give this one a shot!

    L @ Do You Dog-ear?

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    1. Suddenly she was there hitting everything on the keyboard and I was all noooo, and it was gone, goooooooone

      I was actually not a fan of those :/ But Kate is awesome

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  6. Oooh I don't want to like Hugh even a little. But now i'm very curious. Off to see if the library has this one ordered. Maybe I should just reread Kate...

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  7. I can't wait. I'm curious to see how it all works out and also I miss Kate, or anything by Andrews really. I need some more good books in my life. :)
    Sorry S. deleted your review - that's a bummer. But I applaud you for still writing reviews regularly. I kind of gave up once my son was born. :D

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    1. Kate! I do adore her :D

      I try to write them while SO is on getting her to bed duty. But this one was late and yeah, booo

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  8. Huh...they certainly don't sound like very likable characters!

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  9. RUNS THROUGH WITHOUT STOPPING BECAUSE I'M STILL READING THIS!

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  10. Lucky you! I didn't get this one so I am counting down the days until I can download it to my Kindle. Glad you liked this one :)

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    1. I did not even realise I would get it, I thought it was a contest, so I was all YAY. B

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  11. I can't wait for this book!! So excited :D I was wondering if they'd be able to make us like Hugh!

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    1. Id even marry him...maybe...like if i had to

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  12. Is this a spinoff of Kate Daniels? I see that it is the first of a series but also 9.5 of KD. I'm lost!

    ~Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

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    1. lol, yes spin off but takes place after book 9

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  13. Oh dear Baby S obviously put her hand where she wasn't meant to. You did a good job with the review though so no worries!

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  14. Please don't hate me but I laughed at baby deleting review. And I don't know about you but whenever I lose something like that and have to rewrite, I can never seem to get it quite right! lol glad this was good tho.

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    1. lol. But yes it is never as good and it feels like such a chore

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  15. I can't wait to see if they make me like a villain, too. :)

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  16. I can't wait to read this! Haven't liked Hugh so far but I'm curious to if this changes that. I haven't ried her other series yet.

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    1. He really shows another side here

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  17. I can't wait to read this one. I think I have an idea how you felt when your review got deleted. It happened to me once, all my fault. Learnt from that experience.

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    1. I just like writing it directly on GR, it is my thing

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  18. This does sound pretty good. :)

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  19. awww and I have yet to read this author but I've heard good things.

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  20. I need to finish out the series and get to this one. *sigh*

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