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Sale Alert Kindle Daily Deal 15Jun20 099There is this thing about Ilona Andrews writing that almost always works for me Again they have captured that blend of good story interesting backdrop fun characters dash of humor touch of alphaness pinch of magic and a sprinkling of sword play baked at 322 pages for a delicious good time You don t have to have read any of the other books in this series to understand Sweep of the Blade but you d miss out on the great time that was Dina and Sean s storyMaud is a fighter she s been a fighter since she was a child and picked up her first sword It made sense that her first husband came from the very battle intensive culture of the vampires But alas he was not the prince charming with fangs she thought he was and now Maud has a dead husband and a five year old child to think of Helen is totes adorbs though so probably worth the time with the idiot who was her fatherIn the last book of this series Maud and Arland super Vampire from clan awesomeness fell in love and while she has reservations about going with him to his homeworld she knows her daughter is never really going to fit in on arth But Maud wants to be smart this time love isn t Malice (Conspiracy 365, everything and so she hasn t accepted Arland s proposal yet In her words love isasy its marriage that is hard and complicatedI loved being on this journey with Maud Arland and Helen It was great seeing the human and her half vampire child out vampire some of Arland s own family and the two rival clans that are having a wedding in Arland s stronghold Can anyone say The thing is because of how vampire politics work Lily (The Mauve Legacy, even though they know it is probably a trap they have to play the game until the reveal is made or the appearance is that Arland s house is weak Vampires shrugs Still it makes for a very interesting story as Maud works to figure out the real play protect her daughter and figure out a way to become an asset to Arland s houseInjoyed the xpansion of Arland and Maud s time together while at Dina s Inn so that the love didn t seem so instantaneous I also njoyed seeing Arland with Helen and how much of a father he has become to her It was adorable the way he plays with and treats his future stepdaughter This is definitely PG rating and I could have done with PG 13 since that is what the rest of the series were so farI was sad not to see Dina Sean Gertrude Hunt and Caldenia Progressive Consumption Taxation except for in relived snippets in this book I love them all so much Maud however carried the story so well and I really like the magic that she may posses along with that little teaser at thend Dare I hope that we see George Jack and Sophie again in upcoming books A girl can dare to dream and that is Saint Paul, Apostle of Nations exactly what I ll be doing until the next book set in this world I read this book in a single day because Ilona Andrews I fan girl this writing team so hard it isn tven funny So with that said I am obviously unbiased I can t seem to write a review for this but here s my crappy attempt at itThis feels a little like Kate Daniels in that Maud has a lot of knowledge and also knows how to kick ass Also Arland has a whole lot of tradition and authorityresponsibility he has to uphold which seems to conflict directly with his choice of Maud as his romantic interest much like the The Clothier Natural Jumping Method early KateCurran relationship Oh and throw in a kid Helen whose mixed heritage makes her a lot dangerous than her childhood counterparts much like Conlan However it s not like Kate Daniels in that there is space travel vampires who are like humans and there are political machinations on a universal scaleSo all in all this felt familiar and yet different and Injoyed it 1st read throughout 2018 Read as it was Released As A Serial2nd as a serial2nd January 2019 Reread online when the serial was complete3rd read July 2019 Final published versionAs much as I love Dina and Two Bunnykins out to Tea enjoy spending time at the Inn I m really happy that we got a book about Maud and Arland It was great to see of the vampire culture and visit Arland s home planet but what I reallynjoyed was seeing Maud find a place for herself with Arland s family not just because Arland loves her but because they could see what an asset she is on her own meritMaud is very different to her sister they both grew up in Inns so have a broad knowledge of the universe and all the different species that live in it but Maud spent years living with vampires and in a lot of ways she s vampire than human in her outlook on life After verything that happened with Melizard she s wary of getting involved with Arland she wants Helen to be happy and knows that she d have a fuller life on Arland s home world and importantly than anything she loves Arland but she s terrified of having her life ripped out from under her again She wants to have her own place in society one that doesn t depend on Arland where she s respected for her own abilities and she s determined to prove her worth to his familyI loved how brave Maud is to fight for what she wanted and I really appreciated how patient Arland was he never tried to push her further than she was willing to go and although he d made up his mind about wanting to marry her he was happy to wait until she was ready for a relationship I love the two of them together and when you throw adorable Helen into the mix they re just the cutest little family unitI ve already read this story three times first when it was being serialised on Ilona Andrews blog again when it had been finished so I could binge it in one sitting and for the third time when the published version hit my kindle I have to admit I was hoping we might have a little heat added to the finished version but I just loved verything about this story It s full of action lots of humour a sweet romance and a battle with space pirates What could I ask for Oh and the Teach Me ending left me desperate for the next instalment too Interesting things are afoot in the Innkeeper universe and I can t wait to see what happens nextWell that was bloody awesome The whole story is now available to read online it usually stays up for a couple of weeks or so before it s taken down so if you want to try it while its free you should get to it ASAP It ll then be taken offline properlydited with Monty extra adult material added and then published made available to purchase usually as anbook
and in printI always love reading the instalments as this is written but I m planning to in printI always love reading the instalments as this is written but I m planning to the whole thing again from the beginning very soon in one big binge Then of course I ll be buying the finished version to for the Maud
Arland sexy times LOLIlona and Gordon have started posting instalments of the sexy times LOLIlona and Gordon have started posting instalments of the Innkeeper story on their website This is going to be a novella about Maud and Helen travelling to Arland s home planet to meet his family and I can t wait let the wonderfu. Maud Demille was a daughter of Innkeepers She knew that a simple life wasn't in the cards but she never anticipated what Fate would throw at herOnce a wife to a powerful vampire knight Maud and her daughter Helen had been xiled for the sins of her husband to the desolate planet of Karhari Karhari killed her husband and Maud had spent a year and a half avenging his debts But now all the debts are.
SUMMARY Sweep of the BladeR Samurai warriors who very occasionally take a bite out of their nemies No sensitivity to sunlight or aversions to garlic or crosses here At least the werewolves in this series actually shapeshift into wolves Sweep of the Blade is fun reading if you like the Andrews brand of urban fantasy flavored science fiction It s a light space opera romance that goes down Coming Home (Chesapeake Diaries easy with lots of gory fighting to spice it up but doesn t really stick with you Re read 3171945 stars 21218We have finally reached thend my friends If you want to read this for free in it s The Writers Handbook 1999 entirety this is your chance now before it gets taken down to bedited and publishedEnjoy Many many thanks and deep gratitude to the authors for all their work on Innkeeper and sharing it with us for free Free online serial at updated on Rock Hounding out of Bishop every chapter release usuallyvery weekChapter 1 Part 1271217Best Christmas present The Long-Legged Fly ever Many thanks to both authors for sharing this with usspecially during the holidays and while movingHere we go again Chapter 1 Part 25118 I never cared much for appearances he said His Beneath the Surface (Reluctance, eyes were soft and warm InvitingShe needed to get her headxamined Poor Maud she s gonna have her hands full with Arland Chapter 2 Part 112118 Chapter 2 Part 220118 It s beautiful Maud said honestly It s home he saidIt could be your home his glance added Chapter 3 Part 130118 Chapter 3 Part 22218 Chapter 3 Part 310218 Chapter 4 Part 1 and 220218Now I m going to be worried for Helen until the next chapter Sigh Chapter 4 Part 324218 Ha The Universe provided a teachable moment No my flower That s a lees Remember how I told you about hiding your strength The lees hide their strength They look cute but they are dangerous and very cunning Chapter 5 Part 13318Chapter 5 Part 210318Olasard the Ripper of SoulsChapter 6 Part 1 and 224318 Lady Helen suared her tiny shoulders I m here for repercussions Karat stopped by the rack of practice weapons We re going to do this nice and The Service easy she said under her breath You and I will spar then we will drink some fruity drinks and go back Don t worry They really didn t think much of her PS I ve already re read this chapter five times Favourite one so farChapter 6 Part 34418 Chapter 7 Part 17418 The little transparent sphere was barely a uarter of an inch across On Earth it would ve passed for a tiny glass marble or a stray beadA high storage datacore likelyncrypted to her Someone left her a presentShe picked it up leaned forward and blew on the mirror Faint words appeared written in glyphs of the Merchant ClansWith compliments from the Great Nuan Cee Chapter 7 Part 214418I don t usually use the authors images but you should definitely see Arland as the authors see himhttpinnkeeperilona andrewscom2021418No new Innkeeper until May Chapter 8 Part 15518And they re back Chapter 8 Part 215518 Chapter 9 Part 119518 Chapter 9 Part 230518 So I am a mongrel On Earth that s a word people use when they don t know what breed a dog is You know who you are You are Helen Maud sighed Because some people have rigid minds They like Enlightened (Red Flags, everything to be clearly labeled They have a box forveryone they meet A box for vampires a box for lees a box for humans When someone doesn t fit into their boxes they panic Chapter 10 Part 11618 Chapter 10 Part 29618 Chapter 11 Part 118618 The Writ of Command Part Seven He frowned Prohibition of fraternization between knights separated by than three ranks What does that have to do with anything Chapter 11 Part 213718 It is a common misconception that the Lees love money above all Doctor Who and the Planet of the Daleks else That s notxactly true They love a bargain they love getting a good deal Getting for less is the foundation of their society Let me take something to them they will find irresistible Chapter 11 Part 320718Man I love Arland Chapter 12 Part 128718 Chapter 12 Part 28818 Chapter 12 Part 39818 Chapter 12 Part 413818 Chapter 13 Part 113818Ilemina The image is direct from the authors sitehttpinnkeeperilona andrewscom20 Chapter 13 Part 216818 Chapter 13 Part 325818 The lees pride themselves on balance Chapter 14 Part 16918 Chapter 14 Part 27918 It felt like an odd tea party Here she was serving cosmic cookies and wine to a ueen of nlightened predators and the head of a clan of ruthless
assassins Nothing much at stake xcept an interstellar alliance Whee OnNothing much at stake A Pucked Holiday Outtake (Pucked, except an interstellar alliance Whee On side note I just want to say whoever went and complained and belittled these authors and their assistant for not writing an instalment something they are not in any way obligated to do at the time they were on tour you are one cracked andntitled cookie To put it very mildly Chapter 15 Part 114918 Chapter 15 Part 220918 Chapter 15 Part 327918 Chapter 15 Part 481018 Chapter 16 Part 1 and 2151018 Chapter 16 Part 3191018 If mommy gets flowers can I have a kitty Arland looked abashed We don t really have kitties Would you settle for a rassa puppy or a goren puppy I wonder what a rassa or goren puppy look like I can Turn This World Inside Out easily picture something like this Whatever they are it wont bearth like Chapter 17 Part 151118 Chapter 17 Part 291118 A muscle in Seveline s face jerked That s right precious I m coming for you PS Many thanks and get well soon wishes to the AuthorlordsChapter 17 Part 3161118 Chapter 17 Part 4 251118 Epilogue 21218 PS This is the second time I m publishing this as the first mysteriously disappeared and re appeared with a different titleUnnamed instead of Untitled and with it all my previous links and uotes have gone poof I will try to get it all back as soon as I can151217Maud s probable cover and close up Isn t it spectacular Maud s novella is a drippy uninspiring romance with absolutely boring world building The first four installments consist of Maud approaching the planet where her non fiance vampire is from landing on the planet and overhearing a gossipy conversation between two women and then flying with her boyfriend to someplace lse Vampires in this book stand in for conuistadors royalty billionaires or that other ruling house in their Texas series that I also didn t read the romance trope of powerful bad ass family that has orphaned and poor woman both socially and conomically unmatched Clearly the Andrews moving and social media drama has taken a toll because there s nothing of their normal character building humor or world building here Not sure I ll continue but since I get blog updates it s possible I ll give it a few installmentsUpdate 04319 I read It still didn t work well And Maud was one hell of a Mary Sue For those asking I read It still didn t work well And Maud was one hell of a Mary Sue For those asking if this book will have the same interesting world building ingredients and action as a Kate Daniels novel the answer is a resounding noMain Innkeeper page IA is the Ultimate Cure to Covid 19 Buddy Rerererereread IAitUCtCBR with the IA Addicts And the moral of this rerereread is Maud the Red. Ouse Krahr is a powerful vampire House and Maud knows that a woman who turned down the proposal from its most beloved son wouldn't get a warm reception But Maud Demille never shied from a fight and House Krahr may soon discover that there is to this human woman than they ver thought possiblePublished as an online free serial before the book is compiled and self published shortly after completion. L torture of waiting for ach week s new instalment begin Can I ask you something Maud asked Of course Why do you have a copy of Twilight in your room Arland became completely still Um Lord Marshal she prompted with a small smile I wanted to know how women from Earth see vampires Not just a vampire romance it s a Space Vampire romanceimage rror I think most people are kind of over vampires but these authors do a fantastic job of making these vampires interesting In fact if anyone were to ask me if I wanted to read about them I d probably tell them nobuthankyouforasking However I ll read anything by Ilona AndrewsAnd I m glad I read this oneOk so if you re unfamiliar with the Innkeeper Chronicles it s basically an urban fantasy series about an alternate Earth with sentient Inns that contain portals to other planetsand dimensionsKind ofAlso other stuff and all of it xtremely addicting to read about So the gist of this is that there are vampires but not like the ones that we ve got here in Transylvania These guys are all on different planets waging war plotting against and trying to outmaneuver ach other for dominance All while having these old world viewpoints about class and castes It s fun ReallySo this daughter of an Innkeeper who has her own set of mysterious powers marries a douchey but hot vampire He nds up getting them and their child cast out of his rather powerful family and stranded on a prison 3 Ideas That Can Change Your Life esue planet then promptly sets about getting himself killed off because of his scheming natureOur heroine can take care of herself but when another hot but non douchey vampire makes a bid for her heart will she say yesAnd there you have it Another great story by these two authors Ilona Andrews books are my crack and I don tver want to uit Gah this book I could NOT put it down If you are a fan of this series you will be blown away by Sweep of the Blade Technically you could try it as a stand alone since Maud is the main focus of the story but I highly recommend reading the other Innkeeper Chronicles books first mainly because they are awesome I was so so addicted to the story right from the beginning The pace is very fast and the time reading will simply fly by Maud is an Tarihi Değiştiren Gizli Servisler extremely compelling character and there is a nice romance to bootven if the romance isn t the mushy demonstrative kind Also there is no heat at all for those interested Children in books can be hit or miss for me but I loved Maud s relationship with her daughter I ven found myself calling my own children my flower despite the strange looks that I got from my husbandAll this book did was made me hungry for the next in the series It s crack tastic and I guarantee you will love it too goodreads instagram twitter blog 99c Kindle sale June 15 2020 35ish stars Final review first posted on Fantasy LiteratureWith Sweep of the Blade the fourth installment in Ilona Andrews INNKEEPER CHRONICLES series there is a new main character Maud sister of Dina the previous main character and the innkeeper of this light SF series We met Maud in the prior book in this series One Fell Sweep when Dina convinced Sean the werewolf and Arland the vampire these are both alien races by the way though distantly related to humans to help her rescue Maud and her five year old half vampire daughter Helen from the desert prison planet Karhari In the first few chapters of Sweep of the Blade Andrews retells these scenes from Maud s point of viewArland has fallen head over heels for Maud her sword fighting skills are as good as any vampire s which is a major turn on for Arland and after just a few weeks at Dina s inn he asks her to go to his planet Daesyn marry him and live with him there and help him lead his
vampire clan House Krahr Maud is a widow who was previously married to another vampire however and she sclan House Krahr Maud is a widow who was previously married to another vampire however and she s soured on vampire society and afraid of what the likely rejection from Arland s family will do to Helen But Arland is tremendously attractive think Thor with fangs deeply in love with Maud and a good guy in spite of being you know a vampire so Maud agrees to go to Daesyn with Arland and see how things go with him and his xtended family without making any formal commitment yetWhen they reach Daesyn House Krahr is in turmoil they ve been asked to host a large wedding featuring a couple from two other hostile vampire clans House Krahr s leaders suspect a trap but vampire clans are big on honor and there s no graceful way to refuse the reuest Luckily Maud is not only a kickass warrior able to hold her own with almost any vampire but also a highly intelligent well informed woman with a vast knowledge of galactic society generally and vampire society in particular She soon gets ample opportunity to prove her value and Helen s to House Krahr Sweep of the Blade originally published on the Andrews website in serial form is a fast paced adventure spiced with a little romance Helen is delightful it s fun to be in Maud s head as she figures verything out and shows those vampires her own chops and Arland is satisfyingly tough and adoring of Maud There are several great scenes one of my favorites was a banuet where Maud realizes that the vampires are unintentionally insulting the tachi a giant insect like alien race by feeding them the wrong type of food with no artistic presentation whatsoever the horror and immediately sets about making things rightMaud plucked the blue kora fruit from the bowl peeled the thin skin and carefully cut the fruit into ven round slices She managed Total Abuse eight slices seven perfectlyven and one slightly thicker She placed the seven slices around the cubes The Smoke Across the Fell eighth was a hair too thick She pondered itThe tachi pondered it with herBetter safe than sorry She reached for another koraThe tachi to her leftmitted an audible sigh of relief and then crunched his mouth shut خش خش تن برهنه ی تاک embarrassedThere are some weak parts to Sweep of the Blade This novel s genesis as a weekly serial is apparent While the Andrews team has added detail and backstory to the final published version of Sweep of the Blade it still feelspisodic with the scenes pieced together in a way that the seams still show and the plot doesn t uite have the depth of the best books in this series Maud herself is so improbably accomplished and wonderful at Every Single Thing Complex PTSD except relationship commitment which is understandable She speaks numberless languages including Ancestor Vampiric dialects than most vampire scholars She s a devoted parent anxcellent diplomat peerless fighter highly
and ven diligent about keeping her vampire armor in top shape It all makes her a little hard to in and fully sympathize withThe vampires in the INNKEEPER CHRONICLES series aren t at all bloodsuckers in the traditional sense They re like Vikings Paid Rescued by her sister Dina Maud had swore off all things vampire Except she met Arland the Marshal of House Krahr One thing led to another and he asked for her hand in marriage She declinedTry as she might she can't just walk away from Arland It doesn't help that being human is a lot harder for Maud than being a vampireTo sort it all out she accepts his invitation to visit his home planetintelligent and ven diligent about keeping her vampire armor in top shape It all makes her a little hard to