Iron and Magic

Iron and Magic

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.

Title:Iron and Magic
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About Ilona Andrews

Ilona Andrews is the pseudonym for a husband-and-wife writing team. Ilona is a native-born Russian and Gordon is a former communications sergeant in the U.S. Army. Contrary to popular belief, Gordon was never an intelligence officer with a license to kill, and Ilona was never the mysterious Russian spy who seduced him. They met in college, in English Composition 101, where Ilona got a better grade

    Iron and Magic 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 th...

  • Sh3lly (grumpybookgrrrl)

    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 ...

  • 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 b...

  • Anne

    Like everyone else (or not, apparently!) who reads KD, I've hated Hugh d’Ambray for all the horrible things he's done to Kate and her friends for YEARS.So, now I find myself asking Andrews:Yeah, Hug...

  • 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 ...

  • Robin (Bridge Four)

    4.5 Hugh you are a Bastard StarsAudio Note I love Steve West as a narrator. I know he isn't everyone's cup-a-tea, but he is totally mine. I think he brought something to Hugh that was missing for me b...

  • Niki Hawkes - The Obsessive Bookseller

    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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • Jilly

    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 thro...

  • ??Tinja?? A Court of Pizza and Laziness

    Okay so Hugh turns me on even more BUT I STILL HATE HIM OKAY!!!!!? Like when I think of Hugh I get to understand the Blackwidow a bit more, you know? Elara on the other hand.. Oh, she's wife material ...