Saturday, June 30, 2018

Week 26 Review: Iron and Magic

From Goodreads:
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. 

My Review:
Oh, yeah, wow, this book was absolutely amazing! I loved reading it so much! Hugh wa
sn't the best character in the Kate Daniels series, but after he was cut off from Roland, well, he's changed, and I really enjoyed him and Elara together. The sparks and the cutting words just flew!

There is a lot of mystery surround Elara. She's the leader of a group that split up, and we're pretty sure it's because of her. But not the precise reason. Just that she's scary powerful. But we don't know why or how, and I can't wait to find out the answers to those questions!

These two weren't a traditional couple. They both could be seen as the villains. But at least in this book, they're trying to protect their people. But their pasts have a habit of popping up, like when Raphael and Andrea show up to confront Hugh about killing Raphael's mom. Yeah. That was pretty intense!

There were two threats in this book. The guy in charge of the vampire riders, and then the random creatures controlled by soldiers with armor that is really hard to break. Who might be the product of the gods or something, or through the portals like in Magic Burns. So that's interesting and scary and exciting to read!

I loved reading this book and I can't wait to read Magic Triumphs and the other two books in the Iron Covenant series!

Author: Ilona Andrews
Series: The Iron Covenant #1
Read: June 26th, 2018
Reason Why: Love her writing and the previous series, and it's a 2018 Dystopia Book and a Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2018 Book!
Publisher: NYLA
Published: June 26th 2018
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars

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