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One Fell Sweep

(Innkeeper Chronicles #3)

4.47  ·  Rating details ·  24,011 ratings  ·  1,839 reviews
Dina DeMille may run the nicest Bed and Breakfast in Red Deer, Texas, but she caters to a very particular kind of guest… the kind that no one on Earth is supposed to know about. Guests like a former intergalactic tyrant with an impressive bounty on her head, the Lord Marshal of a powerful vampire clan, and a displaced-and-superhot werewolf; so don’t stand too close, or you ...more
ebook, 257 pages
Published December 20th 2016 by Ilona Andrews
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✘✘ Sarah ✘✘ (former Nefarious Breeder of Murderous Crustaceans)
🏰 My Name Is Gertrude Hunt Buddy Rerererereread (MNIGHBR™) with the IA Addicts 🏰

And the moral of this rererererereread is: ah, the peace and quiet of a relaxing retreat at Gertrude Hunt! I'm with Arland on this one, there really is nothing quite like it.

See what I mean?

👋👋 Until next time and stuff.

· Book 1: Clean Sweep ★★★★★
· Book 2: Sweep in Peace ★★★★★
· Book 4: Sweep of the Blade ★★★★★
· Book 4.5: Sweep with Me ★★★★★

[June 2020]

💊 IA is the Ultimate Cure to Covid-19 Buddy Rerererereread (IAitUC
Jessica ❁ ➳ Silverbow ➳ ❁
*chants* Ilona Andrews . . . Ilona Andrews . . . Ilona Andrews . . .

I always enjoy going back and reading the full installment of the latest edition of INNKEEPER CHRONICLES when it's made available. When you read a serialized novel, you can sometimes forget the key details you pick up along the way. And you can't really appreciate the way things come together when you're reading them piecemeal.

That's one of the remarkable things about this series: it's all made up on the fly. Sure, the Andrews
Aisling Zena
Maud's cover and snippet have been moved to Innkeeper Chronicles 3.5

Re-read 13/12/17
5+ stars
Concluded 29/10/2016

Free online serial at :

I.. can't.. resist...

Chapter 1
Off to a banging start!

Chapter 2
Going off planet! Woohoo!!

Chapter 2 Part 2 and 3

Chapter 3 Part 1 and 2


Chapter 3 Part 3

Chapter 4 Part 1 and 2

Chapter 4 Part 3

Chapter 5 Part 1

Chapter 5 Part 2

Chapter 5 Part 3

Chapter 5 Part 4
Oi Draziri!

Chapter 6 Part 1
Stocking up!

Sep 04, 2017 rated it really liked it
Dina & Gang are all back for another fun adventure at the Gertrude Hunt Inn!


The beauty of this one is that while Dina is the main character, the ensemble cast is what makes this series worth reading. This time around, Sean, Arland, Orro, Caldenia, and Dina's adorable dog, Beast, are joined by newcomers, Maud & Helen. <--Dina's older sister and niece.


Between all of them, they should be able to save the day from a tribe of mercenary aliens on a mission to wipe out some of Dina's guests to please t
1.) Clean Sweep ★★★★
2.) Sweep in Peace ★★★★

Everything IA touches turns to gold, and this series is no exception. The Innkeeper Chronicles feel so cozy, yet are so action packed and have so much swoon-worthy romance. IA somehow weaves a story with the perfect balance of mystery, filled with high-tense situations, with all these unique concepts, and makes it feel like home. I can't recommend this series, or this writing duo, enough.

This series is written in weekly installments that IA posts for f
Robin (Bridge Four)
Sale Alert 12/30/17: Amazon Daily Deal $1.99

Welcome to Gertrude Hunt where the walls and floor can move, physics as we know it is just a guideline, the Chef on staff looks like a huge hedgehog, an intergalactic war criminal is taking an extended stay and just about anyone or anything can show up at any time.


The Innkeeper Chronicles is the online serial from Ilona Andrews. The best part about the ebook version of this, besides being tortured having to wait for the weekly installments to come in,
Cece ❀Rants, Raves &Reviews❀
If you tired of the badass wannabes….
If you bored of the constant vampire-sex-violence shtick…
If you an exiled fey who murdered countless…

Dina is back— getting into weird shit, meeting incredible creatures, and visiting amazing places
“You’re up early, Your Grace.”
“It’s a lovely day and we’re under siege. People are trying to murder us.” Her eyes shone with excitement.“Isn’t it marvelous?”

This book is a strange concoction of science fiction and ur
Mar 05, 2016 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: fans of the Andrews
First, sincere thanks to the Andrews for making this available for free as an on-line weekly serial. That was very kind and generous, as they could undoubtedly make actual large dollars. It's a full, complicated story, the third installment in the Innkeeper series about a woman who runs an interstellar inn/sanctuary. Opening with a rescue, it quickly moves on to new external conflicts all while protecting the Inn from official notice, particularly the involvement of local Officer Marais.

Think o
Tadiana ✩Night Owl☽
4.5 stars. Final review, first posted at Fantasy Literature:


Note: This review contains some spoilers for the two earlier books in the INNKEEPER CHRONICLES series.

As One Fell Sweep (2016) begins, Dina DeMille, the Innkeeper of the Gertrude Hunt Inn, a secret way-stop on Earth for galactic visitors, is recuperating from the life-and-death peace summit that her inn hosted in Sweep in Peace. She’s also just beginning to pick up her relationship with Sean, the werewolf warrior, when a reptilian visit
Dec 12, 2016 rated it it was amazing
One Fell Sweep was AMAZING!!!

It was the third novel in the Innkeeper Chronicles.

I should know by now that Ilona Andrews does NOT disappoint. Even so book 1 and 2 were slow in build up, Ilona Andrew books always get BETTER with each additional book. One Fell Sweep was the best example.

I felt a bid like the Inn. The more guests aka characters were introduced the happier I felt.

One Fell Sweep had an amazing cast of characters, old and new. Family, friends, and allies all converged at Gertrude Hunt
There is a lot happening in this book. We start with a rescue and then move on to trying to save the last of a species that is being hunted by another species. And, the hunters are aggressive in their desire to kill off these suckers. They will kill anything or anyone in their way. Which leads to the question that is continually being asked in this book? Why? Why do you want to kill them so badly? Did they pull some sort of heist on you?

maybe involving a cumberbun? (ok, off topic (again)... I ju
Feb 06, 2021 rated it it was amazing
4.5/5 ⭐

All right, this is definitely my favourite book of the Innkeeper Chronicles .
And that's because it had everything!

1) It had action (and good one, I might say);
2) It had sassy characters, strong female characters, caring male characters, vampires, werewolves, ORRO;
3) It was quite humourous too;
4) It had pretty art;
5) It had juuust the right amount of romance;
6) It was written smart.

Honestly now, I don't have much to comment about this, it was just so good.
Jan 20, 2018 rated it really liked it
This is the culmination of so much slow burn, the romantic explosion we've all been waiting for in the duo's hybrid SF/Fantasy galactic intrigue Bed and Breakfast series. :)

It's taken so long! Well, two books... to get here! Sigh.

First of all, I have no issues with regurgitated UF themes in this one. In fact, I had a great time following a rather complicated weave of plots that do a lot to dive into the characters, a lot of their histories and, of course, the blowout ending that I very much enjo
1st Read - Jan-October 2016 (Read-along with the weekly serial)
2nd Read - December 2016 (finished ebook)
3rd Read - November 2017
4th Read - May 2019
5th Read - December 2020

Full Review

This series just gets better and better, I love reading along with the weekly instalments as they're published on Ilona Andrews' website but what I love even more is getting my hands on the final version and seeing how much extra depth has been added to the story and the relationships between the characters.

Dina and
$0.99 on Kindle

I usually end up having read this story three to four times by the time I finish it on release day - it's because Ilona Andrews publishes these stories as a serialized novel, online, for free, first. And there's something incredibly gratifying about reading a new installment every week. But, for me, it's eminently more satisfying to read it in its entirety, published.

Something that I never consciously noticed before was that Ilona Andrews purposefully writes the online version to
Em Lost In Books
Aug 19, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2010-19, 2020, 4-star
All is not well.
Erin *Proud Book Hoarder*
Ilona Andrews made this available on their website for free in weekly installments until its published on December 20th. I held out until all of it was complete because I'm not a patient person.

In the third book of the series, Gertrude Hunt has to call on a favor with Arland and Sean to go and save her sister and niece on a distant planet. Fortunately this doesn't take up too much of the book, and they are back at the Inn for a new intergalactic war between these weird creatures I already forgot
Dear Traveller! Welcome to the lovely Gertrude Hunt Inn B&B, in the town of Red Deer, Texas.
A perfect place to rest and relax, where your every need will be catered to by your caring Innkeeper, Dina Demille. Walk around the lovely, shady orchard; sit on the porch; sip a glass of lemonade in company of the gentle, aristocratic lady, permanent resident of the Inn & most wanted, killer tyrant of the universe (addicted to FunYun and YelloMello) and taste the unparallelled gastronomic wonders create
Oct 29, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Just finished reading this as an online series for free but that won't stop me buying the book when it comes out! This is such a fun series from a really talented team of authors, and it is one I will certainly reread in the future.
This particular episode takes place almost entirely at the inn which is a magic place of course. The world building is magical itself and very, very entertaining. There's lots of danger, some anxious moments, humour, many very engaging characters and a little romance.
Melissa (Mel’s Bookshelf)
I'm going to take a minute to appreciate just how FREAKING good this husband and wife author duo are. Seriously, when these two sit in front of their computer or however they get the words down, MAGIC happens. One Fell Sweep is the third instalment of the Innkeeper Chronicles, and in my opinion, the best of the lot. I'm not sure how they manage to keep getting better and better, book after book... But somehow it just happens. After this series and the Kate Daniels series, which I recently re-rea ...more
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Review posted on Fafa's Book Corner!

Beware spoilers ahead!

Trigger Warning: Mention of war, death, and mention of annihilating a species.

Despite being a tad disappointed in Sweep in Peace I was still looking forward to reading One Fell Sweep. I am happy to say that I thoroughly enjoyed it!

It's been a few days since Sean and Dina went to the movies together. Gertrude Hunt has become quite. Sean and Dina are attempting to form a relationship. At night Dina senses a presence. It turns out to be Se
This is a self-published book by one of my favorite authors yet I can't give it 4 stars. There are a few things that usually annoy me in IA's books such as the exagerrations, how everyone is so badass in a way like no other. It gets tiring. I couldn't stand it anymore.

Also, Maud being all kickass while, at least I, thought she was a submissive wife and her passion for weapons was never mentioned (and please correct me if I'm wrong). Her character was too sudden and not in a good way.

How it work
March 2019 Re-Read

When life is getting me down, I turn to Ilona Andrews. I powered through the Hidden Legacy series and still needed an infusion of light-hearted fun and fantasy. Enter the Innkeeper Chronicles. I debated long and hard before I sank my cash into these volumes, but I’m so glad that I did. There’s nothing like Dina, Caldenia, Sean, and Arland to make me smile and feel better. I am so relating to Dina missing her parents right now—my mother’s last sibling passed away at the end of J
Heather K (dentist in my spare time)
I love Ilona Andrews and everything that they do, and One Fell Sweep kept me interested with twists, turns, big surprises, and even some heat.

To be honest, I wish I had re-read the previous books before jumping into One Fell Sweep, but I had read a few duds in a row and I wanted a guaranteed winner. I was actually a bit lost for a few chapters, but once I got into it, I was hooked.

Ilona Andrews always means a good time and heavy excitement, and I wasn't disappointed. I'm still completely in aw
Maria Dimitrova
re-read: December 2019

The Hiru's story always brings me to tears. I love this book for so many reasons but most of all for it's emotional impact!

Old rating: 5 stars
New rating: A billion stars

I don't think there are enough words in the world to properly express my love for this book. I acted like a child on Christmas morning while listening to the audio (great job to the amazing Renee Raudman!) despite already knowing how it will go. From the start one would assume it's an action dominated story
Drop whatever you are reading b*tches, it is IA time! Buddy Reading with my lovelies over @ Ilona Andrews Addict.
Aly is so frigging bored
5th read: January 2021

4th read: June 2020
Buddy read with Mary
I keep trying to read Ilona Andrews' books slower, and I never can... They are just unbelievably amazing!

Ilona Andrews <3
Jan 29, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Update: I finally got my hands on the updated and expanded audio version of One Fell Sweep. Renee Raudman did an excellent job, as always. She - and the authorlords - have convinced me to add the missing, fifth star to my rating. I loved the additional material; Lord Soren's sudden interest in genetics and last, but not least; the added scene between Dina and her wolf. If you've read the complete novel you'll know which scene I'm referring to;-)



I can't believe it's
*** 5 ***

"...“It’s a lovely day and we’re under siege. People are trying to murder us.” Her eyes shone with excitement. “Isn’t it marvelous?”
― Ilona Andrews, One Fell Sweep...

You guys! If you are not reading Ilona Andrews yet, what are you waiting for??????? Actually, I have no right saying this, since I myself had not read this series of theirs up until now... Shame on me. THe only thing I can say in my defense is that I was putting it off for a time when I will need something with lovable char
Jan 31, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I first read this as an online serial on Ilona Andrews' website, which took most of 2016. This is the first re-read of the finished book, published the usual way.

I had fun reading the weekly bits and agonizing over them with my reading buddies. However, reading a finished book in one go is a more cohesive affair. It runs smoother, you can read as long as you want, no waiting for the next gripping bit. Also more editing and small improvements on various details. Plus a maturer rating.

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

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Innkeeper Chronicles (4 books)
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