Title: Sweep in Peace
Author: Ilona Andrews
Genre: Science Fiction Urban Fantasy
Series: Innkeeper Chronicles #2
Goodreads Rating: 4.35/5
Synopsis: Dina DeMille isn’t your typical Bed and Breakfast owner. Her inn defies laws of physics, her dog is secretly a monster, and the only permanent guest of the inn is a former Galactic tyrant with a price on her head. The inn needs guests to thrive and guests have been scarce, so when an Arbitrator shows up at Dina’s door and asks her to host a peace summit between three warring species, she jumps on the chance. Unfortunately, for Dina, bridging the gap between space vampires, the Hope-Crushing Horde, and the merchants of Baha-char is much easier said than done. To make the summit a success, she must find a chef, remodel the inn, keep her guests from murdering each other, and risk everything, even her life, to save the man she might fall in love with. But then it’s all in the day’s work for an Innkeeper.…
What I thought about the book:
Sweep in Peace picks up 6 months after the events of Clean Sweep and life has returned to normal for Dina….but not for long 😉 Her Inn is set to host the volatile peace talks between three warring species. Her livelihood hinges on the outcome and she ends up being pushed into a precarious position to protect her guests.
This book features 4 characters as adults who were kids in The Edge series. It isn’t necessary to read The Edge books before this one but you should anyway cause those books are great!
Andrews manage to blend urban fantasy and science fiction so well with this series. Magic and technology don’t usually go together but it’s something they make work. Here they’ve blended the two genres without ever having one take over or feel out of place.
The story doesn’t follow the Whodunit style that’s very often in urban fantasy books. Instead, we’re following the peace talks and the very tricksy Arbitrator wreak havoc in Dina’s Inn. It made for much more interesting reading within my favourite genre and I gobbled it up!
“This is blasphemy!” Odalon declared in the same way Gerard Butler had once roared “This is Sparta.” Sadly, Odalon had nobody to kick into a bottomless hole for emphasis, so he settled for looking extremely put out.
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The Innkeeper Chronicles