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 No day is ordinary in a world where Technology and Magic compete for supremacy?But no matter which force is winn...

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Title:Iron and Magic
Author:Ilona Andrews
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Genres:Fantasy
ISBN:Iron and Magic
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Trade Paperback
Number of Pages:380 pages pages

Iron and Magic Reviews

  • Anne
    Sep 02, 2018

    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...

    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 book 3 of the Kate Daniels series. This delivered on every score. It fi...

    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 interestin...

    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, Hugh is fucking awesome. <--what? It's like my mind can't fully wrap itself...

  • Yodamom
    Jun 11, 2018

    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...

    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 book 3 of the Kate Daniels series. This delivered on every score. It fi...

    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 interestin...

    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, Hugh is fucking awesome. <--what? It's like my mind can't fully wrap itself...

    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 the urban fantasy genre with their KATE DANIELS series. But all good things must c...

    4.5 Hugh you are a Bastard Stars Audio 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 before and helped me want some kind of redemption for him. He helped make Hugh huma...

    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 th...

    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 than me. It?s a true testament to these writers? skills that they managed to ma...

    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 through snark, sarcasm, name-calling, and threats. It's awesome! It m...

    4/4/18 Series title announced: THE IRON COVENANT. 7/7/17: I read the first four chapters of this beauty yesterday, and lemme tell you . . . I. Am. Excite. Ye gods, I love Hugh. And even if you're a big weirdo that doesn't love Hugh, I don't think your going to be ab...

    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 that's what she is? I'm so gonna re-read this before the last KD comes out ...

    This couple write urban fantasy that is magnificent. Such a well developed world here that cleverly intertwines with the Kate Daniels stories that so many know and love. It?s almost uncanny how this alternate universe feels vivid and alive and now the ultimate bad boy steps up to sta...

    So frigging excited!!! And as promised on the Kate Daniels #10 review, here are all the snippets and news for Hugh's book!!! So Ilona Andrews have been teasing us with little snippets of Hugh's book on their blog and facebook. I think all their snippets are delicious an...

    1st Read - May 2018 2nd Read - June 2018 3rd Read - June 2018 4th Read - July 2018 I have been excited about the idea of a Hugh book since way back when it was just a silly April Fool's joke on Ilona and Gordon's blog so of course I was over the moon when I found out it was actua...

    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 ...

    Re-read September 25th 2018 by audio. The audio was fantastic! As the description points out, Hugh was Roland?s warrior, but has been cast out, cut off from Roland?s magic and when we first meet Hugh here, he?s in bad shape. Hurting as he was Hugh didn?t fully grasp his Iron...

    4.5 stars! Ilona Andrews are one of those authors that can't seem to do no wrong, and they proved that once again with Iron and Magic. Filled with interesting characters, pulse pounding action, and vivid world-building, Iron and Magic will leave you breathless with excitement. Fa...

    All stars and all the feels. Absolutely effing EPIC. This is one of these times where capitals are a must. Hell, I bow down to the awesomeness of this author and can?t wait for more. Characters & Chemistry Ever since I met Hugh d'Ambry in the KD series I was smitten. It f...

    ( (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 ...

    It seems like I'll be reading everything the team of Ilona Andrews writes, EVEN IF the first glance doesn't really strike me as something I'd love. Like... Wut? Another paranormal romance? Look at that cover. *chokes on a laugh* No! Please! No more! And yet, this old big bad ...

    The first in a new trilogy, set after Magic Binds, book 9 in the Kate Daniels series, Iron and Magic is wonderfully, brilliantly, finally?. all about Hugh. Hugh d?Ambray, Roland?s former Warlord and all round murder boy. First introduced during Magic Strikes and responsible for a...

    Hugh d?Ambray, once Roland?s gold pupil, has be cut off since his actions toward Kate Daniels. His elite fighting group, the Iron Dogs, are being hunted and destroyed. There only hope is to find a fortress to call their own and they need Hugh to get off his drinking binge and form ...

    If you're a Kate Daniels fan this is a MUST, don't skip it. If you're not a KD fan, I imagine you can still read this BUT you're going to miss all the little nuances that make this such a fun read. Without that KD background, some of the random characters appearing might leave you scra...

    Official buddy read with IAA following the release. So this is my second read in about two weeks time. Yes, it's that good. But more importantly this time I read the official book not the ARC and I have to tell you people always, always get the real book. It not only does it help th...

    This review can also be found at Carole's Random Life in Books. Of course I love this book! How could I not? I have been really eager to get my hands on this book and love the fact that the whole concept started out as an April Fool's joke. Being the awesome people that the writing ...

    ehhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh not my jam. I enjoyed it for the most part but I didn't care too much for the characters or for the story. I only read it because you're supposed to read it before the last Kate Daniels novel. In my opinion, you can skip it. Follow me on ? Facebook ? Blo...

    I remember watching Wayne?s World the movie many years ago and watching Wayne and Garth bow down and yell ?I?m not worthy?, kinda the way I feel after finishing ?Iron and Magic?. You know Hugh as the horrible right hand of Roland and could never be redeemed right? If they d...

    4.5 stars! I loves it! Hallelujah!! Hugh still the bastard asshole ??? ?HE IS MINE, WIZARD.? And Elara? Well well well, who will thought we?re going to get a heroine like this? I?m sorry Kate, for now Elara is my goddess, at least until your latest story...

    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 sibl...

  • Sarah
    May 29, 2018

    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...

    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 book 3 of the Kate Daniels series. This delivered on every score. It fi...

    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 interestin...

    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, Hugh is fucking awesome. <--what? It's like my mind can't fully wrap itself...

    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 the urban fantasy genre with their KATE DANIELS series. But all good things must c...

    4.5 Hugh you are a Bastard Stars Audio 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 before and helped me want some kind of redemption for him. He helped make Hugh huma...

    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 th...

    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 than me. It?s a true testament to these writers? skills that they managed to ma...

    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 through snark, sarcasm, name-calling, and threats. It's awesome! It m...

    4/4/18 Series title announced: THE IRON COVENANT. 7/7/17: I read the first four chapters of this beauty yesterday, and lemme tell you . . . I. Am. Excite. Ye gods, I love Hugh. And even if you're a big weirdo that doesn't love Hugh, I don't think your going to be ab...

    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 that's what she is? I'm so gonna re-read this before the last KD comes out ...

    This couple write urban fantasy that is magnificent. Such a well developed world here that cleverly intertwines with the Kate Daniels stories that so many know and love. It?s almost uncanny how this alternate universe feels vivid and alive and now the ultimate bad boy steps up to sta...

    So frigging excited!!! And as promised on the Kate Daniels #10 review, here are all the snippets and news for Hugh's book!!! So Ilona Andrews have been teasing us with little snippets of Hugh's book on their blog and facebook. I think all their snippets are delicious an...

    1st Read - May 2018 2nd Read - June 2018 3rd Read - June 2018 4th Read - July 2018 I have been excited about the idea of a Hugh book since way back when it was just a silly April Fool's joke on Ilona and Gordon's blog so of course I was over the moon when I found out it was actua...

  • Bradley
    Aug 05, 2018

    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...

    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 book 3 of the Kate Daniels series. This delivered on every score. It fi...

    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 interestin...

    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, Hugh is fucking awesome. <--what? It's like my mind can't fully wrap itself...

    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 the urban fantasy genre with their KATE DANIELS series. But all good things must c...

    4.5 Hugh you are a Bastard Stars Audio 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 before and helped me want some kind of redemption for him. He helped make Hugh huma...

    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 th...

    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 than me. It?s a true testament to these writers? skills that they managed to ma...

    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 through snark, sarcasm, name-calling, and threats. It's awesome! It m...

    4/4/18 Series title announced: THE IRON COVENANT. 7/7/17: I read the first four chapters of this beauty yesterday, and lemme tell you . . . I. Am. Excite. Ye gods, I love Hugh. And even if you're a big weirdo that doesn't love Hugh, I don't think your going to be ab...

    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 that's what she is? I'm so gonna re-read this before the last KD comes out ...

    This couple write urban fantasy that is magnificent. Such a well developed world here that cleverly intertwines with the Kate Daniels stories that so many know and love. It?s almost uncanny how this alternate universe feels vivid and alive and now the ultimate bad boy steps up to sta...

    So frigging excited!!! And as promised on the Kate Daniels #10 review, here are all the snippets and news for Hugh's book!!! So Ilona Andrews have been teasing us with little snippets of Hugh's book on their blog and facebook. I think all their snippets are delicious an...

    1st Read - May 2018 2nd Read - June 2018 3rd Read - June 2018 4th Read - July 2018 I have been excited about the idea of a Hugh book since way back when it was just a silly April Fool's joke on Ilona and Gordon's blog so of course I was over the moon when I found out it was actua...

    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 ...

    Re-read September 25th 2018 by audio. The audio was fantastic! As the description points out, Hugh was Roland?s warrior, but has been cast out, cut off from Roland?s magic and when we first meet Hugh here, he?s in bad shape. Hurting as he was Hugh didn?t fully grasp his Iron...

    4.5 stars! Ilona Andrews are one of those authors that can't seem to do no wrong, and they proved that once again with Iron and Magic. Filled with interesting characters, pulse pounding action, and vivid world-building, Iron and Magic will leave you breathless with excitement. Fa...

    All stars and all the feels. Absolutely effing EPIC. This is one of these times where capitals are a must. Hell, I bow down to the awesomeness of this author and can?t wait for more. Characters & Chemistry Ever since I met Hugh d'Ambry in the KD series I was smitten. It f...

    ( (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 ...

    It seems like I'll be reading everything the team of Ilona Andrews writes, EVEN IF the first glance doesn't really strike me as something I'd love. Like... Wut? Another paranormal romance? Look at that cover. *chokes on a laugh* No! Please! No more! And yet, this old big bad ...

  • Beth
    May 27, 2018

    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...

    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 book 3 of the Kate Daniels series. This delivered on every score. It fi...

    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 interestin...

    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, Hugh is fucking awesome. <--what? It's like my mind can't fully wrap itself...

    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 the urban fantasy genre with their KATE DANIELS series. But all good things must c...

    4.5 Hugh you are a Bastard Stars Audio 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 before and helped me want some kind of redemption for him. He helped make Hugh huma...

    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 th...

    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 than me. It?s a true testament to these writers? skills that they managed to ma...

    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 through snark, sarcasm, name-calling, and threats. It's awesome! It m...

    4/4/18 Series title announced: THE IRON COVENANT. 7/7/17: I read the first four chapters of this beauty yesterday, and lemme tell you . . . I. Am. Excite. Ye gods, I love Hugh. And even if you're a big weirdo that doesn't love Hugh, I don't think your going to be ab...

    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 that's what she is? I'm so gonna re-read this before the last KD comes out ...

    This couple write urban fantasy that is magnificent. Such a well developed world here that cleverly intertwines with the Kate Daniels stories that so many know and love. It?s almost uncanny how this alternate universe feels vivid and alive and now the ultimate bad boy steps up to sta...

    So frigging excited!!! And as promised on the Kate Daniels #10 review, here are all the snippets and news for Hugh's book!!! So Ilona Andrews have been teasing us with little snippets of Hugh's book on their blog and facebook. I think all their snippets are delicious an...

    1st Read - May 2018 2nd Read - June 2018 3rd Read - June 2018 4th Read - July 2018 I have been excited about the idea of a Hugh book since way back when it was just a silly April Fool's joke on Ilona and Gordon's blog so of course I was over the moon when I found out it was actua...

    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 ...

    Re-read September 25th 2018 by audio. The audio was fantastic! As the description points out, Hugh was Roland?s warrior, but has been cast out, cut off from Roland?s magic and when we first meet Hugh here, he?s in bad shape. Hurting as he was Hugh didn?t fully grasp his Iron...

    4.5 stars! Ilona Andrews are one of those authors that can't seem to do no wrong, and they proved that once again with Iron and Magic. Filled with interesting characters, pulse pounding action, and vivid world-building, Iron and Magic will leave you breathless with excitement. Fa...

    All stars and all the feels. Absolutely effing EPIC. This is one of these times where capitals are a must. Hell, I bow down to the awesomeness of this author and can?t wait for more. Characters & Chemistry Ever since I met Hugh d'Ambry in the KD series I was smitten. It f...

    ( (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 ...

    It seems like I'll be reading everything the team of Ilona Andrews writes, EVEN IF the first glance doesn't really strike me as something I'd love. Like... Wut? Another paranormal romance? Look at that cover. *chokes on a laugh* No! Please! No more! And yet, this old big bad ...

    The first in a new trilogy, set after Magic Binds, book 9 in the Kate Daniels series, Iron and Magic is wonderfully, brilliantly, finally?. all about Hugh. Hugh d?Ambray, Roland?s former Warlord and all round murder boy. First introduced during Magic Strikes and responsible for a...

    Hugh d?Ambray, once Roland?s gold pupil, has be cut off since his actions toward Kate Daniels. His elite fighting group, the Iron Dogs, are being hunted and destroyed. There only hope is to find a fortress to call their own and they need Hugh to get off his drinking binge and form ...

  • ♥Rachel♥
    Jun 29, 2018

    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...

    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 book 3 of the Kate Daniels series. This delivered on every score. It fi...

    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 interestin...

    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, Hugh is fucking awesome. <--what? It's like my mind can't fully wrap itself...

    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 the urban fantasy genre with their KATE DANIELS series. But all good things must c...

    4.5 Hugh you are a Bastard Stars Audio 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 before and helped me want some kind of redemption for him. He helped make Hugh huma...

    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 th...

    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 than me. It?s a true testament to these writers? skills that they managed to ma...

    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 through snark, sarcasm, name-calling, and threats. It's awesome! It m...

    4/4/18 Series title announced: THE IRON COVENANT. 7/7/17: I read the first four chapters of this beauty yesterday, and lemme tell you . . . I. Am. Excite. Ye gods, I love Hugh. And even if you're a big weirdo that doesn't love Hugh, I don't think your going to be ab...

    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 that's what she is? I'm so gonna re-read this before the last KD comes out ...

    This couple write urban fantasy that is magnificent. Such a well developed world here that cleverly intertwines with the Kate Daniels stories that so many know and love. It?s almost uncanny how this alternate universe feels vivid and alive and now the ultimate bad boy steps up to sta...

    So frigging excited!!! And as promised on the Kate Daniels #10 review, here are all the snippets and news for Hugh's book!!! So Ilona Andrews have been teasing us with little snippets of Hugh's book on their blog and facebook. I think all their snippets are delicious an...

    1st Read - May 2018 2nd Read - June 2018 3rd Read - June 2018 4th Read - July 2018 I have been excited about the idea of a Hugh book since way back when it was just a silly April Fool's joke on Ilona and Gordon's blog so of course I was over the moon when I found out it was actua...

    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 ...

    Re-read September 25th 2018 by audio. The audio was fantastic! As the description points out, Hugh was Roland?s warrior, but has been cast out, cut off from Roland?s magic and when we first meet Hugh here, he?s in bad shape. Hurting as he was Hugh didn?t fully grasp his Iron...

  • Carole (Carole's Random Life in Books)
    Jul 01, 2018

    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...

    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 book 3 of the Kate Daniels series. This delivered on every score. It fi...

    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 interestin...

    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, Hugh is fucking awesome. <--what? It's like my mind can't fully wrap itself...

    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 the urban fantasy genre with their KATE DANIELS series. But all good things must c...

    4.5 Hugh you are a Bastard Stars Audio 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 before and helped me want some kind of redemption for him. He helped make Hugh huma...

    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 th...

    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 than me. It?s a true testament to these writers? skills that they managed to ma...

    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 through snark, sarcasm, name-calling, and threats. It's awesome! It m...

    4/4/18 Series title announced: THE IRON COVENANT. 7/7/17: I read the first four chapters of this beauty yesterday, and lemme tell you . . . I. Am. Excite. Ye gods, I love Hugh. And even if you're a big weirdo that doesn't love Hugh, I don't think your going to be ab...

    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 that's what she is? I'm so gonna re-read this before the last KD comes out ...

    This couple write urban fantasy that is magnificent. Such a well developed world here that cleverly intertwines with the Kate Daniels stories that so many know and love. It?s almost uncanny how this alternate universe feels vivid and alive and now the ultimate bad boy steps up to sta...

    So frigging excited!!! And as promised on the Kate Daniels #10 review, here are all the snippets and news for Hugh's book!!! So Ilona Andrews have been teasing us with little snippets of Hugh's book on their blog and facebook. I think all their snippets are delicious an...

    1st Read - May 2018 2nd Read - June 2018 3rd Read - June 2018 4th Read - July 2018 I have been excited about the idea of a Hugh book since way back when it was just a silly April Fool's joke on Ilona and Gordon's blog so of course I was over the moon when I found out it was actua...

    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 ...

    Re-read September 25th 2018 by audio. The audio was fantastic! As the description points out, Hugh was Roland?s warrior, but has been cast out, cut off from Roland?s magic and when we first meet Hugh here, he?s in bad shape. Hurting as he was Hugh didn?t fully grasp his Iron...

    4.5 stars! Ilona Andrews are one of those authors that can't seem to do no wrong, and they proved that once again with Iron and Magic. Filled with interesting characters, pulse pounding action, and vivid world-building, Iron and Magic will leave you breathless with excitement. Fa...

    All stars and all the feels. Absolutely effing EPIC. This is one of these times where capitals are a must. Hell, I bow down to the awesomeness of this author and can?t wait for more. Characters & Chemistry Ever since I met Hugh d'Ambry in the KD series I was smitten. It f...

    ( (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 ...

    It seems like I'll be reading everything the team of Ilona Andrews writes, EVEN IF the first glance doesn't really strike me as something I'd love. Like... Wut? Another paranormal romance? Look at that cover. *chokes on a laugh* No! Please! No more! And yet, this old big bad ...

    The first in a new trilogy, set after Magic Binds, book 9 in the Kate Daniels series, Iron and Magic is wonderfully, brilliantly, finally?. all about Hugh. Hugh d?Ambray, Roland?s former Warlord and all round murder boy. First introduced during Magic Strikes and responsible for a...

    Hugh d?Ambray, once Roland?s gold pupil, has be cut off since his actions toward Kate Daniels. His elite fighting group, the Iron Dogs, are being hunted and destroyed. There only hope is to find a fortress to call their own and they need Hugh to get off his drinking binge and form ...

    If you're a Kate Daniels fan this is a MUST, don't skip it. If you're not a KD fan, I imagine you can still read this BUT you're going to miss all the little nuances that make this such a fun read. Without that KD background, some of the random characters appearing might leave you scra...

    Official buddy read with IAA following the release. So this is my second read in about two weeks time. Yes, it's that good. But more importantly this time I read the official book not the ARC and I have to tell you people always, always get the real book. It not only does it help th...

    This review can also be found at Carole's Random Life in Books. Of course I love this book! How could I not? I have been really eager to get my hands on this book and love the fact that the whole concept started out as an April Fool's joke. Being the awesome people that the writing ...

  • Douglas Meeks
    Jun 23, 2018

    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...

    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 book 3 of the Kate Daniels series. This delivered on every score. It fi...

    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 interestin...

    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, Hugh is fucking awesome. <--what? It's like my mind can't fully wrap itself...

    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 the urban fantasy genre with their KATE DANIELS series. But all good things must c...

    4.5 Hugh you are a Bastard Stars Audio 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 before and helped me want some kind of redemption for him. He helped make Hugh huma...

    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 th...

    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 than me. It?s a true testament to these writers? skills that they managed to ma...

    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 through snark, sarcasm, name-calling, and threats. It's awesome! It m...

    4/4/18 Series title announced: THE IRON COVENANT. 7/7/17: I read the first four chapters of this beauty yesterday, and lemme tell you . . . I. Am. Excite. Ye gods, I love Hugh. And even if you're a big weirdo that doesn't love Hugh, I don't think your going to be ab...

    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 that's what she is? I'm so gonna re-read this before the last KD comes out ...

    This couple write urban fantasy that is magnificent. Such a well developed world here that cleverly intertwines with the Kate Daniels stories that so many know and love. It?s almost uncanny how this alternate universe feels vivid and alive and now the ultimate bad boy steps up to sta...

    So frigging excited!!! And as promised on the Kate Daniels #10 review, here are all the snippets and news for Hugh's book!!! So Ilona Andrews have been teasing us with little snippets of Hugh's book on their blog and facebook. I think all their snippets are delicious an...

    1st Read - May 2018 2nd Read - June 2018 3rd Read - June 2018 4th Read - July 2018 I have been excited about the idea of a Hugh book since way back when it was just a silly April Fool's joke on Ilona and Gordon's blog so of course I was over the moon when I found out it was actua...

    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 ...

    Re-read September 25th 2018 by audio. The audio was fantastic! As the description points out, Hugh was Roland?s warrior, but has been cast out, cut off from Roland?s magic and when we first meet Hugh here, he?s in bad shape. Hurting as he was Hugh didn?t fully grasp his Iron...

    4.5 stars! Ilona Andrews are one of those authors that can't seem to do no wrong, and they proved that once again with Iron and Magic. Filled with interesting characters, pulse pounding action, and vivid world-building, Iron and Magic will leave you breathless with excitement. Fa...

    All stars and all the feels. Absolutely effing EPIC. This is one of these times where capitals are a must. Hell, I bow down to the awesomeness of this author and can?t wait for more. Characters & Chemistry Ever since I met Hugh d'Ambry in the KD series I was smitten. It f...

    ( (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 ...

    It seems like I'll be reading everything the team of Ilona Andrews writes, EVEN IF the first glance doesn't really strike me as something I'd love. Like... Wut? Another paranormal romance? Look at that cover. *chokes on a laugh* No! Please! No more! And yet, this old big bad ...

    The first in a new trilogy, set after Magic Binds, book 9 in the Kate Daniels series, Iron and Magic is wonderfully, brilliantly, finally?. all about Hugh. Hugh d?Ambray, Roland?s former Warlord and all round murder boy. First introduced during Magic Strikes and responsible for a...

    Hugh d?Ambray, once Roland?s gold pupil, has be cut off since his actions toward Kate Daniels. His elite fighting group, the Iron Dogs, are being hunted and destroyed. There only hope is to find a fortress to call their own and they need Hugh to get off his drinking binge and form ...

    If you're a Kate Daniels fan this is a MUST, don't skip it. If you're not a KD fan, I imagine you can still read this BUT you're going to miss all the little nuances that make this such a fun read. Without that KD background, some of the random characters appearing might leave you scra...

    Official buddy read with IAA following the release. So this is my second read in about two weeks time. Yes, it's that good. But more importantly this time I read the official book not the ARC and I have to tell you people always, always get the real book. It not only does it help th...

    This review can also be found at Carole's Random Life in Books. Of course I love this book! How could I not? I have been really eager to get my hands on this book and love the fact that the whole concept started out as an April Fool's joke. Being the awesome people that the writing ...

    ehhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh not my jam. I enjoyed it for the most part but I didn't care too much for the characters or for the story. I only read it because you're supposed to read it before the last Kate Daniels novel. In my opinion, you can skip it. Follow me on ? Facebook ? Blo...

    I remember watching Wayne?s World the movie many years ago and watching Wayne and Garth bow down and yell ?I?m not worthy?, kinda the way I feel after finishing ?Iron and Magic?. You know Hugh as the horrible right hand of Roland and could never be redeemed right? If they d...

  • Mei
    Jul 05, 2018

    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...

    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 book 3 of the Kate Daniels series. This delivered on every score. It fi...

    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 interestin...

    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, Hugh is fucking awesome. <--what? It's like my mind can't fully wrap itself...

    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 the urban fantasy genre with their KATE DANIELS series. But all good things must c...

    4.5 Hugh you are a Bastard Stars Audio 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 before and helped me want some kind of redemption for him. He helped make Hugh huma...

    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 th...

    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 than me. It?s a true testament to these writers? skills that they managed to ma...

    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 through snark, sarcasm, name-calling, and threats. It's awesome! It m...

    4/4/18 Series title announced: THE IRON COVENANT. 7/7/17: I read the first four chapters of this beauty yesterday, and lemme tell you . . . I. Am. Excite. Ye gods, I love Hugh. And even if you're a big weirdo that doesn't love Hugh, I don't think your going to be ab...

    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 that's what she is? I'm so gonna re-read this before the last KD comes out ...

    This couple write urban fantasy that is magnificent. Such a well developed world here that cleverly intertwines with the Kate Daniels stories that so many know and love. It?s almost uncanny how this alternate universe feels vivid and alive and now the ultimate bad boy steps up to sta...

    So frigging excited!!! And as promised on the Kate Daniels #10 review, here are all the snippets and news for Hugh's book!!! So Ilona Andrews have been teasing us with little snippets of Hugh's book on their blog and facebook. I think all their snippets are delicious an...

    1st Read - May 2018 2nd Read - June 2018 3rd Read - June 2018 4th Read - July 2018 I have been excited about the idea of a Hugh book since way back when it was just a silly April Fool's joke on Ilona and Gordon's blog so of course I was over the moon when I found out it was actua...

    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 ...

    Re-read September 25th 2018 by audio. The audio was fantastic! As the description points out, Hugh was Roland?s warrior, but has been cast out, cut off from Roland?s magic and when we first meet Hugh here, he?s in bad shape. Hurting as he was Hugh didn?t fully grasp his Iron...

    4.5 stars! Ilona Andrews are one of those authors that can't seem to do no wrong, and they proved that once again with Iron and Magic. Filled with interesting characters, pulse pounding action, and vivid world-building, Iron and Magic will leave you breathless with excitement. Fa...

    All stars and all the feels. Absolutely effing EPIC. This is one of these times where capitals are a must. Hell, I bow down to the awesomeness of this author and can?t wait for more. Characters & Chemistry Ever since I met Hugh d'Ambry in the KD series I was smitten. It f...

    ( (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 ...

  • ✘✘ Sarah ✘✘ (former Nefarious Breeder of Murderous Crustaceans)
    May 31, 2017

    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...

  • Tadiana ✩Night Owl☽
    May 31, 2017

    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...

    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 book 3 of the Kate Daniels series. This delivered on every score. It fi...

    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 interestin...

    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, Hugh is fucking awesome. <--what? It's like my mind can't fully wrap itself...

    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 the urban fantasy genre with their KATE DANIELS series. But all good things must c...

  • Corina☞BookTwinsReviews
    Jul 01, 2018

    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...

    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 book 3 of the Kate Daniels series. This delivered on every score. It fi...

    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 interestin...

    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, Hugh is fucking awesome. <--what? It's like my mind can't fully wrap itself...

    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 the urban fantasy genre with their KATE DANIELS series. But all good things must c...

    4.5 Hugh you are a Bastard Stars Audio 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 before and helped me want some kind of redemption for him. He helped make Hugh huma...

    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 th...

    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 than me. It?s a true testament to these writers? skills that they managed to ma...

    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 through snark, sarcasm, name-calling, and threats. It's awesome! It m...

    4/4/18 Series title announced: THE IRON COVENANT. 7/7/17: I read the first four chapters of this beauty yesterday, and lemme tell you . . . I. Am. Excite. Ye gods, I love Hugh. And even if you're a big weirdo that doesn't love Hugh, I don't think your going to be ab...

    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 that's what she is? I'm so gonna re-read this before the last KD comes out ...

    This couple write urban fantasy that is magnificent. Such a well developed world here that cleverly intertwines with the Kate Daniels stories that so many know and love. It?s almost uncanny how this alternate universe feels vivid and alive and now the ultimate bad boy steps up to sta...

    So frigging excited!!! And as promised on the Kate Daniels #10 review, here are all the snippets and news for Hugh's book!!! So Ilona Andrews have been teasing us with little snippets of Hugh's book on their blog and facebook. I think all their snippets are delicious an...

    1st Read - May 2018 2nd Read - June 2018 3rd Read - June 2018 4th Read - July 2018 I have been excited about the idea of a Hugh book since way back when it was just a silly April Fool's joke on Ilona and Gordon's blog so of course I was over the moon when I found out it was actua...

    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 ...

  • Jessica ❁ ➳ Silverbow ➳ ❁ Rabid Reads-no-more
    Sep 07, 2017

    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...

    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 book 3 of the Kate Daniels series. This delivered on every score. It fi...

    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 interestin...

    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, Hugh is fucking awesome. <--what? It's like my mind can't fully wrap itself...

    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 the urban fantasy genre with their KATE DANIELS series. But all good things must c...

    4.5 Hugh you are a Bastard Stars Audio 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 before and helped me want some kind of redemption for him. He helped make Hugh huma...

    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 th...

    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 than me. It?s a true testament to these writers? skills that they managed to ma...

    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 through snark, sarcasm, name-calling, and threats. It's awesome! It m...

    4/4/18 Series title announced: THE IRON COVENANT. 7/7/17: I read the first four chapters of this beauty yesterday, and lemme tell you . . . I. Am. Excite. Ye gods, I love Hugh. And even if you're a big weirdo that doesn't love Hugh, I don't think your going to be ab...

  • Manju
    Jun 27, 2018

    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...

    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 book 3 of the Kate Daniels series. This delivered on every score. It fi...

    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 interestin...

    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, Hugh is fucking awesome. <--what? It's like my mind can't fully wrap itself...

    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 the urban fantasy genre with their KATE DANIELS series. But all good things must c...

    4.5 Hugh you are a Bastard Stars Audio 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 before and helped me want some kind of redemption for him. He helped make Hugh huma...

    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 th...

  • Geri Reads
    Jun 22, 2018

    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...

    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 book 3 of the Kate Daniels series. This delivered on every score. It fi...

    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 interestin...

    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, Hugh is fucking awesome. <--what? It's like my mind can't fully wrap itself...

    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 the urban fantasy genre with their KATE DANIELS series. But all good things must c...

    4.5 Hugh you are a Bastard Stars Audio 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 before and helped me want some kind of redemption for him. He helped make Hugh huma...

    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 th...

    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 than me. It?s a true testament to these writers? skills that they managed to ma...

    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 through snark, sarcasm, name-calling, and threats. It's awesome! It m...

    4/4/18 Series title announced: THE IRON COVENANT. 7/7/17: I read the first four chapters of this beauty yesterday, and lemme tell you . . . I. Am. Excite. Ye gods, I love Hugh. And even if you're a big weirdo that doesn't love Hugh, I don't think your going to be ab...

    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 that's what she is? I'm so gonna re-read this before the last KD comes out ...

    This couple write urban fantasy that is magnificent. Such a well developed world here that cleverly intertwines with the Kate Daniels stories that so many know and love. It?s almost uncanny how this alternate universe feels vivid and alive and now the ultimate bad boy steps up to sta...

    So frigging excited!!! And as promised on the Kate Daniels #10 review, here are all the snippets and news for Hugh's book!!! So Ilona Andrews have been teasing us with little snippets of Hugh's book on their blog and facebook. I think all their snippets are delicious an...

    1st Read - May 2018 2nd Read - June 2018 3rd Read - June 2018 4th Read - July 2018 I have been excited about the idea of a Hugh book since way back when it was just a silly April Fool's joke on Ilona and Gordon's blog so of course I was over the moon when I found out it was actua...

    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 ...

    Re-read September 25th 2018 by audio. The audio was fantastic! As the description points out, Hugh was Roland?s warrior, but has been cast out, cut off from Roland?s magic and when we first meet Hugh here, he?s in bad shape. Hurting as he was Hugh didn?t fully grasp his Iron...

    4.5 stars! Ilona Andrews are one of those authors that can't seem to do no wrong, and they proved that once again with Iron and Magic. Filled with interesting characters, pulse pounding action, and vivid world-building, Iron and Magic will leave you breathless with excitement. Fa...

  • Steven
    Jul 20, 2018

    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...

    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 book 3 of the Kate Daniels series. This delivered on every score. It fi...

    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 interestin...

    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, Hugh is fucking awesome. <--what? It's like my mind can't fully wrap itself...

    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 the urban fantasy genre with their KATE DANIELS series. But all good things must c...

    4.5 Hugh you are a Bastard Stars Audio 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 before and helped me want some kind of redemption for him. He helped make Hugh huma...

    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 th...

    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 than me. It?s a true testament to these writers? skills that they managed to ma...

    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 through snark, sarcasm, name-calling, and threats. It's awesome! It m...

    4/4/18 Series title announced: THE IRON COVENANT. 7/7/17: I read the first four chapters of this beauty yesterday, and lemme tell you . . . I. Am. Excite. Ye gods, I love Hugh. And even if you're a big weirdo that doesn't love Hugh, I don't think your going to be ab...

    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 that's what she is? I'm so gonna re-read this before the last KD comes out ...

    This couple write urban fantasy that is magnificent. Such a well developed world here that cleverly intertwines with the Kate Daniels stories that so many know and love. It?s almost uncanny how this alternate universe feels vivid and alive and now the ultimate bad boy steps up to sta...

    So frigging excited!!! And as promised on the Kate Daniels #10 review, here are all the snippets and news for Hugh's book!!! So Ilona Andrews have been teasing us with little snippets of Hugh's book on their blog and facebook. I think all their snippets are delicious an...

    1st Read - May 2018 2nd Read - June 2018 3rd Read - June 2018 4th Read - July 2018 I have been excited about the idea of a Hugh book since way back when it was just a silly April Fool's joke on Ilona and Gordon's blog so of course I was over the moon when I found out it was actua...

    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 ...

    Re-read September 25th 2018 by audio. The audio was fantastic! As the description points out, Hugh was Roland?s warrior, but has been cast out, cut off from Roland?s magic and when we first meet Hugh here, he?s in bad shape. Hurting as he was Hugh didn?t fully grasp his Iron...

    4.5 stars! Ilona Andrews are one of those authors that can't seem to do no wrong, and they proved that once again with Iron and Magic. Filled with interesting characters, pulse pounding action, and vivid world-building, Iron and Magic will leave you breathless with excitement. Fa...

    All stars and all the feels. Absolutely effing EPIC. This is one of these times where capitals are a must. Hell, I bow down to the awesomeness of this author and can?t wait for more. Characters & Chemistry Ever since I met Hugh d'Ambry in the KD series I was smitten. It f...

    ( (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 ...

    It seems like I'll be reading everything the team of Ilona Andrews writes, EVEN IF the first glance doesn't really strike me as something I'd love. Like... Wut? Another paranormal romance? Look at that cover. *chokes on a laugh* No! Please! No more! And yet, this old big bad ...

    The first in a new trilogy, set after Magic Binds, book 9 in the Kate Daniels series, Iron and Magic is wonderfully, brilliantly, finally?. all about Hugh. Hugh d?Ambray, Roland?s former Warlord and all round murder boy. First introduced during Magic Strikes and responsible for a...

    Hugh d?Ambray, once Roland?s gold pupil, has be cut off since his actions toward Kate Daniels. His elite fighting group, the Iron Dogs, are being hunted and destroyed. There only hope is to find a fortress to call their own and they need Hugh to get off his drinking binge and form ...

    If you're a Kate Daniels fan this is a MUST, don't skip it. If you're not a KD fan, I imagine you can still read this BUT you're going to miss all the little nuances that make this such a fun read. Without that KD background, some of the random characters appearing might leave you scra...

    Official buddy read with IAA following the release. So this is my second read in about two weeks time. Yes, it's that good. But more importantly this time I read the official book not the ARC and I have to tell you people always, always get the real book. It not only does it help th...

    This review can also be found at Carole's Random Life in Books. Of course I love this book! How could I not? I have been really eager to get my hands on this book and love the fact that the whole concept started out as an April Fool's joke. Being the awesome people that the writing ...

    ehhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh not my jam. I enjoyed it for the most part but I didn't care too much for the characters or for the story. I only read it because you're supposed to read it before the last Kate Daniels novel. In my opinion, you can skip it. Follow me on ? Facebook ? Blo...

    I remember watching Wayne?s World the movie many years ago and watching Wayne and Garth bow down and yell ?I?m not worthy?, kinda the way I feel after finishing ?Iron and Magic?. You know Hugh as the horrible right hand of Roland and could never be redeemed right? If they d...

    4.5 stars! I loves it! Hallelujah!! Hugh still the bastard asshole ??? ?HE IS MINE, WIZARD.? And Elara? Well well well, who will thought we?re going to get a heroine like this? I?m sorry Kate, for now Elara is my goddess, at least until your latest story...

    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 sibl...

    Thank you, Ilona. Thank you for writing this, for making it not a April Fools Day joke but a real thing. Humanizing and almost redeeming Hugh, making him complex instead of just another mindless Roland-drone. Creating a women definitely his equal if not his superior who is just as intr...

  • ☆★Tinja★✮ A Court of Pizza and Laziness
    May 13, 2017

    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...

    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 book 3 of the Kate Daniels series. This delivered on every score. It fi...

    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 interestin...

    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, Hugh is fucking awesome. <--what? It's like my mind can't fully wrap itself...

    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 the urban fantasy genre with their KATE DANIELS series. But all good things must c...

    4.5 Hugh you are a Bastard Stars Audio 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 before and helped me want some kind of redemption for him. He helped make Hugh huma...

    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 th...

    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 than me. It?s a true testament to these writers? skills that they managed to ma...

    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 through snark, sarcasm, name-calling, and threats. It's awesome! It m...

    4/4/18 Series title announced: THE IRON COVENANT. 7/7/17: I read the first four chapters of this beauty yesterday, and lemme tell you . . . I. Am. Excite. Ye gods, I love Hugh. And even if you're a big weirdo that doesn't love Hugh, I don't think your going to be ab...

    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 that's what she is? I'm so gonna re-read this before the last KD comes out ...

  • Niki Hawkes - The Obsessive Bookseller
    Jun 03, 2017

    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...

    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 book 3 of the Kate Daniels series. This delivered on every score. It fi...

    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 interestin...

    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, Hugh is fucking awesome. <--what? It's like my mind can't fully wrap itself...

    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 the urban fantasy genre with their KATE DANIELS series. But all good things must c...

    4.5 Hugh you are a Bastard Stars Audio 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 before and helped me want some kind of redemption for him. He helped make Hugh huma...

    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 th...

    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 than me. It?s a true testament to these writers? skills that they managed to ma...

  • Kate's Corner
    May 10, 2018

    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...

    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 book 3 of the Kate Daniels series. This delivered on every score. It fi...

    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 interestin...

    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, Hugh is fucking awesome. <--what? It's like my mind can't fully wrap itself...

    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 the urban fantasy genre with their KATE DANIELS series. But all good things must c...

    4.5 Hugh you are a Bastard Stars Audio 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 before and helped me want some kind of redemption for him. He helped make Hugh huma...

    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 th...

    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 than me. It?s a true testament to these writers? skills that they managed to ma...

    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 through snark, sarcasm, name-calling, and threats. It's awesome! It m...

    4/4/18 Series title announced: THE IRON COVENANT. 7/7/17: I read the first four chapters of this beauty yesterday, and lemme tell you . . . I. Am. Excite. Ye gods, I love Hugh. And even if you're a big weirdo that doesn't love Hugh, I don't think your going to be ab...

    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 that's what she is? I'm so gonna re-read this before the last KD comes out ...

    This couple write urban fantasy that is magnificent. Such a well developed world here that cleverly intertwines with the Kate Daniels stories that so many know and love. It?s almost uncanny how this alternate universe feels vivid and alive and now the ultimate bad boy steps up to sta...

    So frigging excited!!! And as promised on the Kate Daniels #10 review, here are all the snippets and news for Hugh's book!!! So Ilona Andrews have been teasing us with little snippets of Hugh's book on their blog and facebook. I think all their snippets are delicious an...

    1st Read - May 2018 2nd Read - June 2018 3rd Read - June 2018 4th Read - July 2018 I have been excited about the idea of a Hugh book since way back when it was just a silly April Fool's joke on Ilona and Gordon's blog so of course I was over the moon when I found out it was actua...

    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 ...

    Re-read September 25th 2018 by audio. The audio was fantastic! As the description points out, Hugh was Roland?s warrior, but has been cast out, cut off from Roland?s magic and when we first meet Hugh here, he?s in bad shape. Hurting as he was Hugh didn?t fully grasp his Iron...

    4.5 stars! Ilona Andrews are one of those authors that can't seem to do no wrong, and they proved that once again with Iron and Magic. Filled with interesting characters, pulse pounding action, and vivid world-building, Iron and Magic will leave you breathless with excitement. Fa...

    All stars and all the feels. Absolutely effing EPIC. This is one of these times where capitals are a must. Hell, I bow down to the awesomeness of this author and can?t wait for more. Characters & Chemistry Ever since I met Hugh d'Ambry in the KD series I was smitten. It f...

  • Robin (Bridge Four)
    May 30, 2018

    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...

    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 book 3 of the Kate Daniels series. This delivered on every score. It fi...

    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 interestin...

    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, Hugh is fucking awesome. <--what? It's like my mind can't fully wrap itself...

    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 the urban fantasy genre with their KATE DANIELS series. But all good things must c...

    4.5 Hugh you are a Bastard Stars Audio 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 before and helped me want some kind of redemption for him. He helped make Hugh huma...

  • Marta Cox
    May 25, 2018

    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...

    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 book 3 of the Kate Daniels series. This delivered on every score. It fi...

    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 interestin...

    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, Hugh is fucking awesome. <--what? It's like my mind can't fully wrap itself...

    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 the urban fantasy genre with their KATE DANIELS series. But all good things must c...

    4.5 Hugh you are a Bastard Stars Audio 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 before and helped me want some kind of redemption for him. He helped make Hugh huma...

    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 th...

    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 than me. It?s a true testament to these writers? skills that they managed to ma...

    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 through snark, sarcasm, name-calling, and threats. It's awesome! It m...

    4/4/18 Series title announced: THE IRON COVENANT. 7/7/17: I read the first four chapters of this beauty yesterday, and lemme tell you . . . I. Am. Excite. Ye gods, I love Hugh. And even if you're a big weirdo that doesn't love Hugh, I don't think your going to be ab...

    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 that's what she is? I'm so gonna re-read this before the last KD comes out ...

    This couple write urban fantasy that is magnificent. Such a well developed world here that cleverly intertwines with the Kate Daniels stories that so many know and love. It?s almost uncanny how this alternate universe feels vivid and alive and now the ultimate bad boy steps up to sta...

  • Rachel Reads Ravenously
    Aug 22, 2018

    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...

    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 book 3 of the Kate Daniels series. This delivered on every score. It fi...

    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 interestin...

    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, Hugh is fucking awesome. <--what? It's like my mind can't fully wrap itself...

    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 the urban fantasy genre with their KATE DANIELS series. But all good things must c...

    4.5 Hugh you are a Bastard Stars Audio 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 before and helped me want some kind of redemption for him. He helped make Hugh huma...

    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 th...

    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 than me. It?s a true testament to these writers? skills that they managed to ma...

    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 through snark, sarcasm, name-calling, and threats. It's awesome! It m...

    4/4/18 Series title announced: THE IRON COVENANT. 7/7/17: I read the first four chapters of this beauty yesterday, and lemme tell you . . . I. Am. Excite. Ye gods, I love Hugh. And even if you're a big weirdo that doesn't love Hugh, I don't think your going to be ab...

    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 that's what she is? I'm so gonna re-read this before the last KD comes out ...

    This couple write urban fantasy that is magnificent. Such a well developed world here that cleverly intertwines with the Kate Daniels stories that so many know and love. It?s almost uncanny how this alternate universe feels vivid and alive and now the ultimate bad boy steps up to sta...

    So frigging excited!!! And as promised on the Kate Daniels #10 review, here are all the snippets and news for Hugh's book!!! So Ilona Andrews have been teasing us with little snippets of Hugh's book on their blog and facebook. I think all their snippets are delicious an...

    1st Read - May 2018 2nd Read - June 2018 3rd Read - June 2018 4th Read - July 2018 I have been excited about the idea of a Hugh book since way back when it was just a silly April Fool's joke on Ilona and Gordon's blog so of course I was over the moon when I found out it was actua...

    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 ...

    Re-read September 25th 2018 by audio. The audio was fantastic! As the description points out, Hugh was Roland?s warrior, but has been cast out, cut off from Roland?s magic and when we first meet Hugh here, he?s in bad shape. Hurting as he was Hugh didn?t fully grasp his Iron...

    4.5 stars! Ilona Andrews are one of those authors that can't seem to do no wrong, and they proved that once again with Iron and Magic. Filled with interesting characters, pulse pounding action, and vivid world-building, Iron and Magic will leave you breathless with excitement. Fa...

    All stars and all the feels. Absolutely effing EPIC. This is one of these times where capitals are a must. Hell, I bow down to the awesomeness of this author and can?t wait for more. Characters & Chemistry Ever since I met Hugh d'Ambry in the KD series I was smitten. It f...

    ( (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 ...

    It seems like I'll be reading everything the team of Ilona Andrews writes, EVEN IF the first glance doesn't really strike me as something I'd love. Like... Wut? Another paranormal romance? Look at that cover. *chokes on a laugh* No! Please! No more! And yet, this old big bad ...

    The first in a new trilogy, set after Magic Binds, book 9 in the Kate Daniels series, Iron and Magic is wonderfully, brilliantly, finally?. all about Hugh. Hugh d?Ambray, Roland?s former Warlord and all round murder boy. First introduced during Magic Strikes and responsible for a...

    Hugh d?Ambray, once Roland?s gold pupil, has be cut off since his actions toward Kate Daniels. His elite fighting group, the Iron Dogs, are being hunted and destroyed. There only hope is to find a fortress to call their own and they need Hugh to get off his drinking binge and form ...

    If you're a Kate Daniels fan this is a MUST, don't skip it. If you're not a KD fan, I imagine you can still read this BUT you're going to miss all the little nuances that make this such a fun read. Without that KD background, some of the random characters appearing might leave you scra...

    Official buddy read with IAA following the release. So this is my second read in about two weeks time. Yes, it's that good. But more importantly this time I read the official book not the ARC and I have to tell you people always, always get the real book. It not only does it help th...

    This review can also be found at Carole's Random Life in Books. Of course I love this book! How could I not? I have been really eager to get my hands on this book and love the fact that the whole concept started out as an April Fool's joke. Being the awesome people that the writing ...

    ehhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh not my jam. I enjoyed it for the most part but I didn't care too much for the characters or for the story. I only read it because you're supposed to read it before the last Kate Daniels novel. In my opinion, you can skip it. Follow me on ? Facebook ? Blo...

  • Maria Dimitrova
    May 31, 2017

    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...

    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 book 3 of the Kate Daniels series. This delivered on every score. It fi...

    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 interestin...

    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, Hugh is fucking awesome. <--what? It's like my mind can't fully wrap itself...

    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 the urban fantasy genre with their KATE DANIELS series. But all good things must c...

    4.5 Hugh you are a Bastard Stars Audio 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 before and helped me want some kind of redemption for him. He helped make Hugh huma...

    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 th...

    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 than me. It?s a true testament to these writers? skills that they managed to ma...

    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 through snark, sarcasm, name-calling, and threats. It's awesome! It m...

    4/4/18 Series title announced: THE IRON COVENANT. 7/7/17: I read the first four chapters of this beauty yesterday, and lemme tell you . . . I. Am. Excite. Ye gods, I love Hugh. And even if you're a big weirdo that doesn't love Hugh, I don't think your going to be ab...

    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 that's what she is? I'm so gonna re-read this before the last KD comes out ...

    This couple write urban fantasy that is magnificent. Such a well developed world here that cleverly intertwines with the Kate Daniels stories that so many know and love. It?s almost uncanny how this alternate universe feels vivid and alive and now the ultimate bad boy steps up to sta...

    So frigging excited!!! And as promised on the Kate Daniels #10 review, here are all the snippets and news for Hugh's book!!! So Ilona Andrews have been teasing us with little snippets of Hugh's book on their blog and facebook. I think all their snippets are delicious an...

    1st Read - May 2018 2nd Read - June 2018 3rd Read - June 2018 4th Read - July 2018 I have been excited about the idea of a Hugh book since way back when it was just a silly April Fool's joke on Ilona and Gordon's blog so of course I was over the moon when I found out it was actua...

    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 ...

    Re-read September 25th 2018 by audio. The audio was fantastic! As the description points out, Hugh was Roland?s warrior, but has been cast out, cut off from Roland?s magic and when we first meet Hugh here, he?s in bad shape. Hurting as he was Hugh didn?t fully grasp his Iron...

    4.5 stars! Ilona Andrews are one of those authors that can't seem to do no wrong, and they proved that once again with Iron and Magic. Filled with interesting characters, pulse pounding action, and vivid world-building, Iron and Magic will leave you breathless with excitement. Fa...

    All stars and all the feels. Absolutely effing EPIC. This is one of these times where capitals are a must. Hell, I bow down to the awesomeness of this author and can?t wait for more. Characters & Chemistry Ever since I met Hugh d'Ambry in the KD series I was smitten. It f...

    ( (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 ...

    It seems like I'll be reading everything the team of Ilona Andrews writes, EVEN IF the first glance doesn't really strike me as something I'd love. Like... Wut? Another paranormal romance? Look at that cover. *chokes on a laugh* No! Please! No more! And yet, this old big bad ...

    The first in a new trilogy, set after Magic Binds, book 9 in the Kate Daniels series, Iron and Magic is wonderfully, brilliantly, finally?. all about Hugh. Hugh d?Ambray, Roland?s former Warlord and all round murder boy. First introduced during Magic Strikes and responsible for a...

    Hugh d?Ambray, once Roland?s gold pupil, has be cut off since his actions toward Kate Daniels. His elite fighting group, the Iron Dogs, are being hunted and destroyed. There only hope is to find a fortress to call their own and they need Hugh to get off his drinking binge and form ...

    If you're a Kate Daniels fan this is a MUST, don't skip it. If you're not a KD fan, I imagine you can still read this BUT you're going to miss all the little nuances that make this such a fun read. Without that KD background, some of the random characters appearing might leave you scra...

    Official buddy read with IAA following the release. So this is my second read in about two weeks time. Yes, it's that good. But more importantly this time I read the official book not the ARC and I have to tell you people always, always get the real book. It not only does it help th...

  • Ira
    Jun 27, 2018

    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...

    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 book 3 of the Kate Daniels series. This delivered on every score. It fi...

    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 interestin...

    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, Hugh is fucking awesome. <--what? It's like my mind can't fully wrap itself...

    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 the urban fantasy genre with their KATE DANIELS series. But all good things must c...

    4.5 Hugh you are a Bastard Stars Audio 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 before and helped me want some kind of redemption for him. He helped make Hugh huma...

    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 th...

    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 than me. It?s a true testament to these writers? skills that they managed to ma...

    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 through snark, sarcasm, name-calling, and threats. It's awesome! It m...

    4/4/18 Series title announced: THE IRON COVENANT. 7/7/17: I read the first four chapters of this beauty yesterday, and lemme tell you . . . I. Am. Excite. Ye gods, I love Hugh. And even if you're a big weirdo that doesn't love Hugh, I don't think your going to be ab...

    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 that's what she is? I'm so gonna re-read this before the last KD comes out ...

    This couple write urban fantasy that is magnificent. Such a well developed world here that cleverly intertwines with the Kate Daniels stories that so many know and love. It?s almost uncanny how this alternate universe feels vivid and alive and now the ultimate bad boy steps up to sta...

    So frigging excited!!! And as promised on the Kate Daniels #10 review, here are all the snippets and news for Hugh's book!!! So Ilona Andrews have been teasing us with little snippets of Hugh's book on their blog and facebook. I think all their snippets are delicious an...

    1st Read - May 2018 2nd Read - June 2018 3rd Read - June 2018 4th Read - July 2018 I have been excited about the idea of a Hugh book since way back when it was just a silly April Fool's joke on Ilona and Gordon's blog so of course I was over the moon when I found out it was actua...

    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 ...

    Re-read September 25th 2018 by audio. The audio was fantastic! As the description points out, Hugh was Roland?s warrior, but has been cast out, cut off from Roland?s magic and when we first meet Hugh here, he?s in bad shape. Hurting as he was Hugh didn?t fully grasp his Iron...

    4.5 stars! Ilona Andrews are one of those authors that can't seem to do no wrong, and they proved that once again with Iron and Magic. Filled with interesting characters, pulse pounding action, and vivid world-building, Iron and Magic will leave you breathless with excitement. Fa...

    All stars and all the feels. Absolutely effing EPIC. This is one of these times where capitals are a must. Hell, I bow down to the awesomeness of this author and can?t wait for more. Characters & Chemistry Ever since I met Hugh d'Ambry in the KD series I was smitten. It f...

    ( (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 ...

    It seems like I'll be reading everything the team of Ilona Andrews writes, EVEN IF the first glance doesn't really strike me as something I'd love. Like... Wut? Another paranormal romance? Look at that cover. *chokes on a laugh* No! Please! No more! And yet, this old big bad ...

    The first in a new trilogy, set after Magic Binds, book 9 in the Kate Daniels series, Iron and Magic is wonderfully, brilliantly, finally?. all about Hugh. Hugh d?Ambray, Roland?s former Warlord and all round murder boy. First introduced during Magic Strikes and responsible for a...

    Hugh d?Ambray, once Roland?s gold pupil, has be cut off since his actions toward Kate Daniels. His elite fighting group, the Iron Dogs, are being hunted and destroyed. There only hope is to find a fortress to call their own and they need Hugh to get off his drinking binge and form ...

    If you're a Kate Daniels fan this is a MUST, don't skip it. If you're not a KD fan, I imagine you can still read this BUT you're going to miss all the little nuances that make this such a fun read. Without that KD background, some of the random characters appearing might leave you scra...

    Official buddy read with IAA following the release. So this is my second read in about two weeks time. Yes, it's that good. But more importantly this time I read the official book not the ARC and I have to tell you people always, always get the real book. It not only does it help th...

    This review can also be found at Carole's Random Life in Books. Of course I love this book! How could I not? I have been really eager to get my hands on this book and love the fact that the whole concept started out as an April Fool's joke. Being the awesome people that the writing ...

    ehhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh not my jam. I enjoyed it for the most part but I didn't care too much for the characters or for the story. I only read it because you're supposed to read it before the last Kate Daniels novel. In my opinion, you can skip it. Follow me on ? Facebook ? Blo...

    I remember watching Wayne?s World the movie many years ago and watching Wayne and Garth bow down and yell ?I?m not worthy?, kinda the way I feel after finishing ?Iron and Magic?. You know Hugh as the horrible right hand of Roland and could never be redeemed right? If they d...

    4.5 stars! I loves it! Hallelujah!! Hugh still the bastard asshole ??? ?HE IS MINE, WIZARD.? And Elara? Well well well, who will thought we?re going to get a heroine like this? I?m sorry Kate, for now Elara is my goddess, at least until your latest story...

  • Aisling Zena
    Jul 22, 2017

    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...

    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 book 3 of the Kate Daniels series. This delivered on every score. It fi...

    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 interestin...

    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, Hugh is fucking awesome. <--what? It's like my mind can't fully wrap itself...

    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 the urban fantasy genre with their KATE DANIELS series. But all good things must c...

    4.5 Hugh you are a Bastard Stars Audio 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 before and helped me want some kind of redemption for him. He helped make Hugh huma...

    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 th...

    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 than me. It?s a true testament to these writers? skills that they managed to ma...

    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 through snark, sarcasm, name-calling, and threats. It's awesome! It m...

    4/4/18 Series title announced: THE IRON COVENANT. 7/7/17: I read the first four chapters of this beauty yesterday, and lemme tell you . . . I. Am. Excite. Ye gods, I love Hugh. And even if you're a big weirdo that doesn't love Hugh, I don't think your going to be ab...

    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 that's what she is? I'm so gonna re-read this before the last KD comes out ...

    This couple write urban fantasy that is magnificent. Such a well developed world here that cleverly intertwines with the Kate Daniels stories that so many know and love. It?s almost uncanny how this alternate universe feels vivid and alive and now the ultimate bad boy steps up to sta...

    So frigging excited!!! And as promised on the Kate Daniels #10 review, here are all the snippets and news for Hugh's book!!! So Ilona Andrews have been teasing us with little snippets of Hugh's book on their blog and facebook. I think all their snippets are delicious an...

  • Pippa DaCosta
    May 10, 2018

    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...

    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 book 3 of the Kate Daniels series. This delivered on every score. It fi...

    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 interestin...

    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, Hugh is fucking awesome. <--what? It's like my mind can't fully wrap itself...

    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 the urban fantasy genre with their KATE DANIELS series. But all good things must c...

    4.5 Hugh you are a Bastard Stars Audio 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 before and helped me want some kind of redemption for him. He helped make Hugh huma...

    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 th...

    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 than me. It?s a true testament to these writers? skills that they managed to ma...

    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 through snark, sarcasm, name-calling, and threats. It's awesome! It m...

    4/4/18 Series title announced: THE IRON COVENANT. 7/7/17: I read the first four chapters of this beauty yesterday, and lemme tell you . . . I. Am. Excite. Ye gods, I love Hugh. And even if you're a big weirdo that doesn't love Hugh, I don't think your going to be ab...

    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 that's what she is? I'm so gonna re-read this before the last KD comes out ...

    This couple write urban fantasy that is magnificent. Such a well developed world here that cleverly intertwines with the Kate Daniels stories that so many know and love. It?s almost uncanny how this alternate universe feels vivid and alive and now the ultimate bad boy steps up to sta...

    So frigging excited!!! And as promised on the Kate Daniels #10 review, here are all the snippets and news for Hugh's book!!! So Ilona Andrews have been teasing us with little snippets of Hugh's book on their blog and facebook. I think all their snippets are delicious an...

    1st Read - May 2018 2nd Read - June 2018 3rd Read - June 2018 4th Read - July 2018 I have been excited about the idea of a Hugh book since way back when it was just a silly April Fool's joke on Ilona and Gordon's blog so of course I was over the moon when I found out it was actua...

    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 ...

    Re-read September 25th 2018 by audio. The audio was fantastic! As the description points out, Hugh was Roland?s warrior, but has been cast out, cut off from Roland?s magic and when we first meet Hugh here, he?s in bad shape. Hurting as he was Hugh didn?t fully grasp his Iron...

    4.5 stars! Ilona Andrews are one of those authors that can't seem to do no wrong, and they proved that once again with Iron and Magic. Filled with interesting characters, pulse pounding action, and vivid world-building, Iron and Magic will leave you breathless with excitement. Fa...

    All stars and all the feels. Absolutely effing EPIC. This is one of these times where capitals are a must. Hell, I bow down to the awesomeness of this author and can?t wait for more. Characters & Chemistry Ever since I met Hugh d'Ambry in the KD series I was smitten. It f...

    ( (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 ...

    It seems like I'll be reading everything the team of Ilona Andrews writes, EVEN IF the first glance doesn't really strike me as something I'd love. Like... Wut? Another paranormal romance? Look at that cover. *chokes on a laugh* No! Please! No more! And yet, this old big bad ...

    The first in a new trilogy, set after Magic Binds, book 9 in the Kate Daniels series, Iron and Magic is wonderfully, brilliantly, finally?. all about Hugh. Hugh d?Ambray, Roland?s former Warlord and all round murder boy. First introduced during Magic Strikes and responsible for a...

    Hugh d?Ambray, once Roland?s gold pupil, has be cut off since his actions toward Kate Daniels. His elite fighting group, the Iron Dogs, are being hunted and destroyed. There only hope is to find a fortress to call their own and they need Hugh to get off his drinking binge and form ...

    If you're a Kate Daniels fan this is a MUST, don't skip it. If you're not a KD fan, I imagine you can still read this BUT you're going to miss all the little nuances that make this such a fun read. Without that KD background, some of the random characters appearing might leave you scra...

  • Jilly
    Jul 03, 2018

    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...

    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 book 3 of the Kate Daniels series. This delivered on every score. It fi...

    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 interestin...

    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, Hugh is fucking awesome. <--what? It's like my mind can't fully wrap itself...

    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 the urban fantasy genre with their KATE DANIELS series. But all good things must c...

    4.5 Hugh you are a Bastard Stars Audio 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 before and helped me want some kind of redemption for him. He helped make Hugh huma...

    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 th...

    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 than me. It?s a true testament to these writers? skills that they managed to ma...

    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 through snark, sarcasm, name-calling, and threats. It's awesome! It m...

  • Emma
    May 10, 2018

    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...

    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 book 3 of the Kate Daniels series. This delivered on every score. It fi...

    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 interestin...

    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, Hugh is fucking awesome. <--what? It's like my mind can't fully wrap itself...

    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 the urban fantasy genre with their KATE DANIELS series. But all good things must c...

    4.5 Hugh you are a Bastard Stars Audio 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 before and helped me want some kind of redemption for him. He helped make Hugh huma...

    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 th...

    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 than me. It?s a true testament to these writers? skills that they managed to ma...

    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 through snark, sarcasm, name-calling, and threats. It's awesome! It m...

    4/4/18 Series title announced: THE IRON COVENANT. 7/7/17: I read the first four chapters of this beauty yesterday, and lemme tell you . . . I. Am. Excite. Ye gods, I love Hugh. And even if you're a big weirdo that doesn't love Hugh, I don't think your going to be ab...

    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 that's what she is? I'm so gonna re-read this before the last KD comes out ...

    This couple write urban fantasy that is magnificent. Such a well developed world here that cleverly intertwines with the Kate Daniels stories that so many know and love. It?s almost uncanny how this alternate universe feels vivid and alive and now the ultimate bad boy steps up to sta...

    So frigging excited!!! And as promised on the Kate Daniels #10 review, here are all the snippets and news for Hugh's book!!! So Ilona Andrews have been teasing us with little snippets of Hugh's book on their blog and facebook. I think all their snippets are delicious an...

    1st Read - May 2018 2nd Read - June 2018 3rd Read - June 2018 4th Read - July 2018 I have been excited about the idea of a Hugh book since way back when it was just a silly April Fool's joke on Ilona and Gordon's blog so of course I was over the moon when I found out it was actua...

    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 ...

    Re-read September 25th 2018 by audio. The audio was fantastic! As the description points out, Hugh was Roland?s warrior, but has been cast out, cut off from Roland?s magic and when we first meet Hugh here, he?s in bad shape. Hurting as he was Hugh didn?t fully grasp his Iron...

    4.5 stars! Ilona Andrews are one of those authors that can't seem to do no wrong, and they proved that once again with Iron and Magic. Filled with interesting characters, pulse pounding action, and vivid world-building, Iron and Magic will leave you breathless with excitement. Fa...

    All stars and all the feels. Absolutely effing EPIC. This is one of these times where capitals are a must. Hell, I bow down to the awesomeness of this author and can?t wait for more. Characters & Chemistry Ever since I met Hugh d'Ambry in the KD series I was smitten. It f...

    ( (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 ...

    It seems like I'll be reading everything the team of Ilona Andrews writes, EVEN IF the first glance doesn't really strike me as something I'd love. Like... Wut? Another paranormal romance? Look at that cover. *chokes on a laugh* No! Please! No more! And yet, this old big bad ...

    The first in a new trilogy, set after Magic Binds, book 9 in the Kate Daniels series, Iron and Magic is wonderfully, brilliantly, finally?. all about Hugh. Hugh d?Ambray, Roland?s former Warlord and all round murder boy. First introduced during Magic Strikes and responsible for a...

  • Sophia Triad
    Jul 28, 2017

    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...

    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 book 3 of the Kate Daniels series. This delivered on every score. It fi...

    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 interestin...

  • Sh3llraiser
    Jul 20, 2017

    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...

    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 book 3 of the Kate Daniels series. This delivered on every score. It fi...