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Iron and Magic
Iron and Magic | Ilona Andrews
The Iron Covenant Book 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 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.
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wanderinglynn
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I really hope Ilona Andrews continues Hugh & Elara‘s story. I love this world! 💜

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Nessavamusic
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1. Hanging with family
2. Ilona Andrews, Kristen Ashley, Mariana Zapata
3. A Watch and a Protein Bar —-not sure I‘d want to read that 🤨😂
❄️#wondrouswednesday

Eggs ☃️📚💙 14mo
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nitalibrarian
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Want to play a game? Introduce yourself by posting four book covers.
#4bookstogettoknowme

wanderinglynn Very cool idea! 2y
Nessavamusic 4 great books!! 2y
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Johanna414
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The kids had a day with my in-laws, so I accomplished much #audiocleaning #audiostitching and even a couple #audiowalking excursions! Iona Andrews is one of my favorite writing duos, and this did not disappoint- I wish it had a sequel!
Also, this is my April #bookspin @TheAromaofBooks 😁😁😁😁

Texreader Sounds like a marvelous day and your stitching is beautiful! 2y
TheAromaofBooks Yay!! And your little bird is so cute!! 2y
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Johanna414
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Steve West has *the best* voice!

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Eggbeater
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#24B4Monday #readathon 1st book read
@Andrew65 @SumisBooks @jb72

This book had a lot of great fight scenes and a steamy romance scene, but I needed to have read the Kate Daniels series before it to fully appreciate the story line. Even though there were parts I missed because of that, I still enjoyed it. Steve West does an excellent job with the audio book narration.

Andrew65 👏👏👏 2y
MidnightBookGirl I have such a voice crush on Steve West!
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Riveted_Reader_Melissa
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I was really leery about a Hugh book, that started as an April Fool‘s tweet no less, but I should always trust the fabulous twosome that is Ilona Andrews. Her world building is always fantastic, her characters multideminsonal, and the storylines unexpected and original. I‘m looking forward to the next!

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nitalibrarian
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Another Ilona Andrews' ebook is on sale. I LOVED this book. I don't think it should be read on its own though. It should be read with the Kate Daniels series.

SW-T Me too! Think book two is out this year. 3y
nitalibrarian @SW-T I hope so! I need another book with these two characters! 3y
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aperl18
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Wow! Wow! Wow! I finished my FIRST book by Ilona Andrews and I can‘t believe I just found them!

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ravenlee
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Today‘s library #bookhaul - at least my part. The kiddo‘s is elsewhere and much more impressive.

Need to reread I&M before diving into Magic Triumphs, and I‘ve been wanting to try The Silent Patient and finally found it. That one‘s a #blameitonLitsy pick.

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Timidmagick
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I recently read one of the latest in the Kate Daniels main series, and these two show up to help out. This explains so much actually.

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ElectricKatyLand
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So good! Hugh is an arch villain in the ten or so precious books, and I was skeptical of his recasting as a hero, but it definitely works. Magic warrior with abandonment fears in a marriage-of-convenience with a witch who has unspeakable secrets.

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slightlyfoxed
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I finished my #24in48 and now I am going to sleep forever! Take that, cough from hell.

TrishB Well done 👍🏻 4y
catebutler You did so well! 👏🏼 4y
GypsyKat Congratulations!! 🎉📚🎉📚 4y
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Bookworm83 Great job and feel better! 🥳📚 4y
sprainedbrain 🎉🎉🎉 4y
Librarybelle Congratulations! 4y
hes7 Yay! 🎉 4y
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CoffeeK8
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I was skeptical that they could make such an obvious villain into a hero, but I don‘t know why I doubted Ilona Andrews. This book was an amazing and interesting addition to the Kate Daniels universe. You don‘t have to have read the rest of the series, but it does enhance the experience. #romantsy

Nessavamusic Loved this one! I‘m looking forward to more in this new series. 4y
Beachesnbooks Agree! I loved this one too. 4y
samnreader Also love. The audio is Fab 4y
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CoffeeK8
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A fun read to start off my long weekend

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ravenlee
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I love Ilona Andrews‘ Kate Daniels series, so when I stumbled across this one at the library I was ON IT! I am amazed they can make Hugh d‘Ambray a sympathetic character. I loved this whole book and now have to decide if I‘m going to wait for Magic Triumphs in paperback or check it out from the library. Decisions, decision.

mreads Did you know that it started as an April fool's joke on thier blog? Then everyone wanted the story, plus it's a trilogy woo hoo!! I love illona andrews 😁👍❤ 4y
ravenlee @mreads Yes! I remember when that happened. I absolutely love them. The only thing I haven‘t loved is their Edge series, and I only read the first of that. It wasn‘t bad, just not as good as their other work. 4y
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ravenlee
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All I want to do today is sit down for fifteen minutes to read uninterrupted, and my family and household chores are conspiring against me! Not fair.

SageLaruta Hang in there! 4y
mreads Iron and Magic is worth the wait 👍😀 Great book 4y
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ravenlee
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Today‘s library #bookhaul - one I‘ve been wanting to read (tagged), two more Lumberjanes to see if it appeals to me enough to finish it, and an impulse pick. Hope I have time to read this week!

mcipher Yay Lumberjanes!! Hope you get into them. They were my gateway graphic novels last year. 😂 4y
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Moniel
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I really enjoyed the back and forth banter between Hugh and Elara, their magic, talk bout a power couple 😉 Loved the battles description, reminds me of a modern Conan The Barbarian. Decent read all around.

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Moniel
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Lol this has me giggling 😂

zzz Love that😂 4y
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Moniel
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Librarybelle Welcome to Litsy! 4y
Moniel Thank you! 4y
Moniel @Librarybelle thank you for the welcome. I was given some info on how to reply to comments, no idea I‘d have to tag you so...blushing 4y
Librarybelle No worries, @Moniel ! This is a wonderful community, so I hope you enjoy! 4y
rather_be_reading welcome to litsy!! 📚🎃📚 @LitsyWelcomeWagon 4y
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Jaya
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I had no interest in the redemption arc of a mass murderer from the Kate Daniels series. I really like Ilona Andrews‘s imagination though, so I did finally get the book. It‘s as entertaining as their other work—as long as I can forgive that the protagonist has killed thousands without remorse. What is with this romanticizing of such characters?

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iread2much
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I am so pleased with this book! I was worried about how they would reform Hugh, but they did a good job of blending background highlights with believable character development. I was very pleasantly surprised and very happy that they didn‘t just try to make Hugh into a good guy. I love the White Lady and I can‘t wait to learn more about her. A very well balanced book, great new series and I am so excited to read the next one 4.5/5 stars

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KeepCalmWithBooksAndCoffee
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Ok. I didn‘t want to like this. I wanted to hate Hugh and I still do a little bit. But I also feel sympathy for him and I think this is going to end up being important leading into Magic Triumphs in a few weeks!!

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Jas16
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And we made it to the finish line of #24in48. I am almost finished with the tagged book and completed seven others plus part of an audiobook. It bad at all. I love this readathon and had so much fun reading everyone else‘s posts.

LeahBergen Yay! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 5y
Tomigirl44 YaY you! 🎉🎈🍾😁 5y
bookandcat Great job! 5y
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Sace 👏👏👏👏 5y
erzascarletbookgasm Good job! 👏 5y
Suelizbeth Woo hoo! 🎉🍾🎈💕 5y
mcipher Congratulations! 🎈🎊 5y
sprainedbrain Yay!!! 5y
mrp27 🎉🎉 5y
TrishB Well done 👍🏻 5y
vivastory Congratulations!👏🎉📚 5y
Reggie Woohoo!!! Great job!!! 5y
Lizpixie Well done🎉🎉🎉🎉 5y
JazzFeathers 👏👏👏🎊🎊🎊🎊😄😄 5y
Rachbb3 Nice! 👍🏼 5y
DGRachel Congrats! 5y
Librarybelle Congratulations! 5y
AmandaL Congrats!!! 5y
GypsyKat Awesome! Congratulations!!!🍾🎉 📚⏱ 5y
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Rosewinter
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Really enjoyed this book and can't wait to read the next in the series. However I was not impressed with the cover. The woman looks great but if this is Hugh it looks like he's missing an eye.

iread2much I agree. These covers are awful 4y
Rosewinter 👍 4y
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Rosewinter
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Wow! I've seen some of the other reviews for this that say "this isn't Hugh's book." It totally is. Hugh is thrown to the dogs (pun intended) and only finds purpose as a protector. He sets up his defense by approaching Elara. No one quite knows what she is. Only that she has strong magic. Love the back story you get for Hugh and the developing story of him and Elara. Some great links to the Daniels series. I won't give them away.

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Ronda
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I can't believe how good this book was, more so, I can't believe how much I love Hugh, I was not expecting that! The book was amazing and as a battle plan is discussed, I actually felt a part of the story! The writing is fantastic... Ilona Andrews is one of my favourite authors... I'm scared to say this but I think I'm liking Hugh more than Kate!!!!

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Ronda
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When Elara says: "Oh and his dick is bigger than yours." Ha ha 87% in and Elara is my new Heroine!!!

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Ronda
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Finally getting back to this... 50% in and it's great so far!

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Nessavamusic
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2nd book done for the #24B4monday #readathon
I loved this spin off of the Kate Daniels series. Though it can be read w/o having read previous books it is best with previous knowledge of this world. More great characters and unexpected twists from the Ilona Andrews writing team. I highly recommend! #fantasy #romantsy

GingerAntics What app are you using to keep track of the time you spend reading? Is it just the stopwatch on your phone or is it an actual app? 5y
Beachesnbooks I was skeptical about this book bc I hated Hugh in the Kate series but now I'm hooked and I need book 2 now...😂 5y
Nessavamusic Just using the stopwatch on my phone and screen shots 5y
Nessavamusic @beachesnbooks yes! (edited) 5y
EloisaJames @Beachesnbooks I was skeptical too but I thought she did a great job of redeeming him by showing how his will was taken away. Also...baby! That was fun 5y
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Solid entry from the Ilona Andrews team. Showed a new side to Hugh. Liked how Hugh and Elara were both strong characters, willing to work together to save their people, but never letting their guard down in their own relationship. Helps to have read the Kate Daniels series, just to be familiar with how their world works, though not necessary.

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theficster
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Iron and Magic. Great book that made me like Hugh. Can't wait for more in this series.

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SW-T
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Between #Hoopla, #Overdrive, and #Libby, I feel like I have #allthereads 😊📚

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GeriReads
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Loved it! Ilona Andrews can do no wrong! ❤

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Ronda
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Excited to be starting this brand new series!

Yvonne_Rediger Kinda gory in spots. Worth the read. 5y
Ronda Thanks, I'm looking forward to getting stuck in 😁 5y
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nitalibrarian
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Wow. Yes! I love dark heroes. Hugh is such an ass. But who wouldn't be after being raised by Roland? Roland dumped him though, and after months of self-pity, Hugh needs to find a place to keep his Iron Dogs safe. Elara Harper needs men to keep her people and castle safe. A perfect union. Except Hugh and Elara hate each other at first sight.

nitalibrarian But also the sexual tension crackles between them and some respect starts to seep in. Really, the chemistry between Hugh and Elara is amazing.
I was able to hate the things Hugh did to Kate and characters I love, but also accept his redemption. I started to admire him.
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nitalibrarian I really think you need to read the Kate Daniels series before reading this one. Andrews doesn't spend much time explaining the world and familiar characters. And I think you need to be introduced to Hugh as Roland's man first. 5y
robinb Hard to see Hugh as capable of redemption, but I love the KD books so I‘m sure I‘ll continue on with this. 😊 5y
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