Reading Level: Adult
Genre: Urban Fantasy/Science Fiction
Length: 340 pages
Release Date: December 20, 2016
Stand Alone or Series: 3rd book in the Innkeeper Chronicles
Source: Bought for Kindle
Rating: 5/5 stars
“Dina DeMille may run the nicest Bed and Breakfast in Red Deer, Texas, but she caters to a very particular kind of guest… the kind that no one on Earth is supposed to know about. Guests like a former intergalactic tyrant with an impressive bounty on her head, the Lord Marshal of a powerful vampire clan, and a displaced-and-superhot werewolf; so don’t stand too close, or you may be collateral damage.
But what passes for Dina’s normal life is about to be thrown into chaos. First, she must rescue her long-distant older sister, Maud, who’s been exiled with her family to a planet that functions as the most lawless penal colony since Botany Bay. Then she agrees to help a guest whose last chance at saving his civilization could bring death and disaster to all Dina holds dear. Now Gertrude Hunt is under siege by a clan of assassins. To keep her guests safe and to find her missing parents, Dina will risk everything, even if she has to pay the ultimate price. Though Sean may have something to say about that!”
This is the third book in the Innkeeper Chronicles. This story is being released as free installments on the Andrews’ site and then published into books once a story arc is done. This was my favorite Innkeeper book yet. Originally I liked this series but didn’t think it was as good as the Kate Daniels series…as of this book I am officially in love with this series! It was just so well done.
There are two main storylines in this book that weave together as the story progresses. The first involves Dina’s sister, Maud, who is in trouble and begs for Dina’s help in an urgent way. The second involves a race called the Hiru, one of whom which comes to seek shelter at Gertrude Hunt and ask for Dina’s assistance.
This series has been full of amazing world-building (and amazing worlds), involves a incredibly creative premise (I love Gertrude Hunt and the idea of her being a living and sentient being as an inn), incredible characters, and a fast-paced story. It’s a blend of urban fantasy and science fiction elements that are very engaging and creative.
Each book in this series has introduced new and amazing elements to the story. In this book we see both Dina and Gertrude Hunt grow in power and capability. Some of the things the Inn and her Innkeeper can do are amazing, intriguing, and just all out fabulous. The fact that Dina loses her god-like powers when not on the Inn’s premise adds an interesting dimension to her character. Sean is back in the story as well and uncovering what happened to him while he was gone was interesting, I love that he is taking a bigger role in the story.
There are some wonderful new characters introduced as well. I absolutely loved Maud, Dina’s sister and Maud’s daughter. Additionally we see a lot more of Arland in this book and learning more about him was fascinating. Lastly, the addition of the Hiru and their issues was incredibly interesting and very creative.
The story wraps up nicely and I can’t wait for future adventures. This is a seriously amazing blend of excellent world-building, great characters, incredible creativity, a wonderful story, amazing actions scenes and of course some great humor too.
Overall an absolutely spectacular continuation of the Innkeeper Chronicles; this is the best book in this series so far. I continue to be amazed and awed by the creativity the goes into this series and how easy and fun the books are to read. I had a very hard time putting this book down and would recommend both to urban fantasy and sci-fi fans. I can’t wait for the next one!
This book goes towards the following reading challenges:
– Mount TBR Reading Challenge
– You Read How Many Books? Reading Challenge
– Flights of Fantasy Reading Challenge
– Paranormal Reading Challenge