Thursday 13 May 2021


The Book

Sweep With Me by Ilona Andrews
Book 4.5 of the Innkeeper Chronicles series
Read by Natalie Naudus
Genre: urban fantasy
Format: ebook & audiobookAudiobook

About 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. But have no fear. Your safety and comfort is our first priority. The inn and your hosts, Dina Demille and Sean Evans, will defend you at all costs. [But we hope we don’t have to.]

Every winter, Innkeepers look forward to celebrating their own special holiday, which commemorates the ancient treaty that united the very first Inns and established the rules that protect them, their intergalactic guests, and the very unaware/oblivious people of [planet] Earth. By tradition, the Innkeepers welcomed three guests: a warrior, a sage, and a pilgrim, but during the holiday, Innkeepers must open their doors to anyone who seeks lodging. Anyone.

All Dina hopes is that the guests and conduct themselves in a polite manner. But what’s a holiday without at least one disaster?
Source: Info in the "About Sweep With Me" was taken from GoodReads at on 09/08/2020.

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My Thoughts:
I was kind of hoping that the Mukama's uncontrollable need to eat children will be explained in this book after reading Sweep Of The Blade. Unfortunately this book is no longer about Maud and Helen but centered around Dina and Sean instead. So no more Mukama mentions. I am still hopeful that the mystery of the Mukama will be revealed in subsequent books in this series.

For such a short story (a novella), this book managed to fit in Koo-kos, Drifen, Medamoth, and Mr. Preston and his ninjas! That is an impressive plot building for such a small space. But then again this is Ilona Andrews we are talking about here, so it shouldn't be too surprising. And of course, masterful story telling quality that made reading this novella too fast! I wanted it to last, but no such luck!

I am an old fan of this series and this author, so this review might just be one big fan rave. However, fan rave or not, it is never-the-less true that this book is a wonderful read!!

Not recommended to be read as an introduction to this series because you will miss out on the start of Dina and Sean and an understanding of the events and characters mentioned in the book.

Empirical Evaluation:
Story telling quality = 5
Character development = 5
Story itself = 5
Writing Style = 5
Ending = 5
World building = 5
Cover art = 5
Pace = 5
Plot = 5
Narration = 5

Overall Rating: 5 out of 5 cherries

FTC Disclosure:
Copies of the book were purchased with private funds.
No money received for this review.

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