If you have been following me for any length of time, you probably know that I love Ilona Andrews. They are a husband and wife writing team. I have read just about everything they have written. Their Kate Daniels series is my favorite, but I really enjoy the Hidden Legacy and Innkeeper books too. They also have a two book series that doesn’t seem to get as much pub called the Kinsmen that I really enjoyed.
So I was looking forward to their latest, Iron and Magic. I remember the April Fool’s joke the authors played regarding this book. I saw their fake book cover and read the description thinking it was really odd. It took me a little while, but I figured it out before they announced the joke. I thought it was very funny.
Like some of the other reviews I read, I wasn’t sure how I would feel about Hugh as the “hero.” He is an awful person in the Kate Daniels series, but Andrews handled it well in this book. I actually like him now. Not sure what that says about me! 😊
The book was really good. The characters are well-developed. Both Hugh and Elara are interesting, and I enjoyed the way they interact with one another. I really like the supporting characters, the Iron Dogs and Elara’s advisers.
I had read that there were a lot of action/fight scenes in the book as well as sex. I don’t read the action/fight scenes closely in any book, but the ones in Iron and Magic fit well. There was sex, but it wasn’t throughout the book. I read a lot of romance so it didn’t surprise or bother me in any way.
The plot was interesting, and there is a lot going on. This book is part of a series by itself within the Kate Daniels world. It is setup well for the characters to cross over into the last Kate Daniels book, Magic Triumphs. I’m looking forward to reading more about Hugh and Elara.
If you are interested in the book, you can find it on all the major retailers. Links for Amazon and Barnes and Noble are below.