The Innkeeper Chronicles, Volume 1
Author: Ilona Andrews
Title: The Innkeeper Chronicles, Volume 1
Series: The Innkeeper Chronicles
Genre: Paranormal Fantasy and SciFi
Rating: Five Petals
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Meet Dina Demille, a nice Texas gal who runs a seemingly ordinary, quaint B&B. But Dina’s inn is a magic, thinking entity; her fluffy Shih-tzu, Beast really is a beast; and her guests are the kind that no one on earth is supposed to know about: guests like a dethroned galactic tyrant with a massive bounty on her head, the Lord Marshal of a powerful vampire clan, and a displaced—and superhot—alpha-strain werewolf.
So don’t expect a normal stay…and don’t stand too close, or you may be collateral damage….
In Clean Sweep, Dina—with the unwanted assistance of newcomer (and alpha werewolf) Sean Evans and Arland, a cosmic vampire soldier—takes on an extraterrestrial killing machine that could destroy her Inn, her neighbors, and everything she holds dear.
Sweep in Peace, finds Dina hosting an anything-but peace summit between three warring intergalactic species; Space Vampires, the Hope-Crushing Horde, and the devious Merchants of Baha-char.
One Fell Sweep sends Dina to the galaxy’s worst penal colony to rescue her sister; and back home to fend off a clan of assassins in pursuit, all while saving a guest’s civilization from annihilation…and searching for her missing parents.
I received this book as an ARC via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
Dina is an Innkeeper for people visiting Earth from all across the galaxies. She's prepared to house and help all sorts of creatures and her main directive is to keep her guests safe at all costs. Sometimes her guests need more help than others and the subsequent disasters Dina has to endure differ for each of the three books inside Volume 1.
The world building in this series is particularly amazing. The way Andrews incorporated what appears to be a magical inn with the more scientific aspects of space flight and alien life, and then managed to place it all on Earth was perfectly crafted. The next time I go past a B&B, I know I will be wondering if maybe that's an Inn just like Dina's.
Dina herself was a joy to read as well. She's powerful, but flawed in such a way that she seems so real. Sean is also all too real. The balance he maintains between his werewolf half, his life on Earth, and his life among the stars really brings him to life. Every scene with one of them alone is interesting, but when Dina and Sean are together I can't help hoping for more.
I love this series so much. The world building for all the different types of worlds in this story was amazing. The character building was even better. I finished each book wanting more and I can't wait for book four to be released. I absolutely recommend this series.
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