Sweep with Me
A charming, short novella in the Innkeeper Chronicles, from #1 New York Times bestselling author, Ilona Andrews.
Thank you for joining us at Gertrude Hunt, the nicest Bed and Breakfast in Red Deer, Texas, during the Treaty Stay. As you know, we are honor-bound to accept all guests during this oldest of innkeeper holidays and we are expecting a dangerous guest. Or several....more
➽ And the moral of this rerereread is: going all ninja on Gertrude Hunt territory is not advisable. I repeat, it is NOT advisable. Unless you want to end up in a slightly awkward, um, sunken position. Or have your head somewhat bit off by an oversized, lupine pet. Or be served for lunch to an ex galactic tyrant.
Yes, that sums it up quite nicely, methinks.
P.S. the General Who Sinks His Fangs Into The Thr ...more
In case you don't know, the Innkeepers run galactic/interdimensional B&B's all over Earth for all kinds of alien cultures both terrifying and benign. Earth is the Switzerland of the cosmos and everyone who comes here is supposed to play nice with each other.
Does that always happen? Eh. Mostly.
But The Gertrude Hunt is a special sort of house, so when someone doesn't behave, it doesn't work out well for them.
I love Dina & Sean (and all the residen ...more
Sweep with Me, the fifth book in Ilona Andrews’s INNKEEPER CHRONICLES series, finds Dina DeMille fretting with her boyfriend Sean about an upcoming official review of Dina and the Gertrude Hunt, her magical inn for interstellar travelers. The innkeepers’ Assembly is concerned about some of the goings-on at the Gertrude Hunt and whether Dina an ...more
The book is completed and will be available to read on their site linked below, for free until the 13th of January.
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Review updated on every chapter release! For those of you that would rather wait and read it in one go, pre-order is available and the novella will be out on January 14th! My birthday this year is going to be awesome!
Chapter 1 Part 1 18/12/19
Wait. I just found something else to live for. What magic fuckery is going on here? I need more time to examine it thoroughly. Leave the plug alone, you monsters!
Sean the werewolf is now an innkeeper, and I like his fresh point-of-view about the guests:
The koo-ko looked at us with pu ...more
Getting a novella to tide me over is one thing, getting to the end of it and knowing I won't get any more this year is another.
I love this series, it's one of my favorite IA series, and this novella was fun, light hearted (compared to others) and even packed a little action.
I'm always astonished by the imagination that comes out of IA, every guest to the Inn is completely different, with a unique background and abilities. I'm just amazed by it all.
This novella was pe ...more
"...“Sentient beings are spectacular liars. We are gifted with an unparalleled ability to deny things that make our life unpleasant. We even pretend death isn’t a certainty, because contemplating our own mortality drives us mad.”
― Ilona Andrews, Sweep with Me..."
Dena, Caldenia ( “Excellent. Life gives us precious few opportunities to put our best foot forward, so when a chance to shine presents itself, one shoul ...more
In Sweep with Me Dina and Sean are the innkeepers of the best magical inn you can possibly imagine. The authors' imaginations know no bounds and we are treated to a fantastic variety of space creatures and an inn which can create any number of rooms in any kind of décor,and where the innkeeper mo ...more
Welcome to Treaty Day, the Innkeepers holiday where Three Travelers will come and can not be turned away from the Inn. It could also be the start of a good joke A warrior, a sage and a pilgrim walk into an Inn…we however get a fun holiday story ...more
Even better is that we don't have to wait until January because Ilona & Gordon are doing what they always do with the Innkeeper books and giving fans the chance to read them for free on their website in advance of publication!! Keep an eye on the Innkeeper website for at least weekly (but probably twice weekly!) instalments between now and ...more
a book by an author who has written more than 20 books .
I know this is a novella but I'm counting it dammit 😜
This was one of the more mediocre entries to this series. Not much to say about it. The conclusion felt rushed and anticlimactic. The solution to Dina fully accessing her power again felt ridiculous and oversimplified. But if the series continues I'll read the next one. I'm hooke ...more
This was a fun novella. The Andrews team packed, so much into this short story.
I loved seeing Diana and Sean again. Dina is upset, sad, and worried about something big, but the Inn is never quiet and some big things happened that take her mind off of all those worries. In the end Diana takes care of all her guests in true Innkeeper fashion and solidifies her standing with the Innkeeper Assembly.
Sweep with Me packs a pun ...more
Sentient beings are spectacular liars. We are gifted with an unparalleled ability to deny things that make our life unpleasant. We even pretend death isn’t a certainty, because contemplating our own mortality drives us mad.
The events in this book happened after Maud left with Arland so its just Dina, Sean, Orro and her Grace. This book just like the previous is told from D ...more
The tale pics up shortly after the events of One Fell Sweep. While Dina survived something is off and it has her worried. No time to worry though because Treaty Stay is coming and guests are arriving. Dina and Sean must work to keep the Inn safe and the guests from killing each other.
I loved being back at Inn and I throughly enjoy ...more
I’m a true blue Ilona Andrews fan and I really enjoy the Innkeeper Chronicles, so this little offering was ideal for me. I always appreciate Dina and her gentle-but-firm ways of dealing with guests. Orro is a favourite character and we get to know hi ...more
I didn't realize just how very much I've missed Dina, Sean, Gertrude Hunt and all the rest until I started reading. ...more
Orro the chef also made me laugh.
I only wish the story was longer!
I listened to this a while back and now I can't remember the date, lol!