Subterranean Press is pleased to present, from NYT #1 bestselling author Ilona Andrews, an omnibus of the first three novels in the Innkeeper series. Our edition will be huge (over 760 pages), with an original full-color wraparound dust jacket, as well as full-color and black-and-white interior illustrations by Doris Mantair.
About the Book:
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.
Expect to be amazed by Dina in Clean Sweep as she tackles unwanted visitors to her neighbourhood with just her trusty broom and a very sentient Inn. Plus, as well as trying to remain unnoticed whilst repeatedly fighting off hungry aliens, there's also the little matter of a werewolf and a vampire who both seem more than a little interested in Dina!
Sweep in Peace brings favourite characters back to the Inn but boy is Dina in a bind. Playing host to a peace summit that's anything but peaceful proves to be very problematic indeed. Vicious Vampires, the vengeful Horde and crafty Merchants all fighting over the paradox that is Nexus clash continually, so it's going to take some nifty footwork from Dina if everyone is to survive.
One Fell Sweep is the culmination of these stories as Dina finally finds family. Missing parents, an absent brother and yet with a little help from a cheeky werewolf and a wily vampire, Dina is finally reunited with her sister and niece (expect cuteness overload!). For most authors that might be enough drama but here's where this duo proves just how magical their writing is. A guest requests sanctuary from enemies determined to wipe out their entire race and their payment just might help Dina reunite with her parents. Unfortunately, those in pursuit don't care who they hurt and an epic siege begins that just might be the end of the Inn.
These stories are simply incredible and the imagination that combines the paranormal with Sci-Fi simply leaves me in awe. The central characters grow with each book and there's fun as newer characters start to appear. Plus, if you are already a fan, then you will spot characters from a previous series but my lips are sealed! Danger, action, and romance and with the Andrews set to revisit this series at a later date, then this book with its illustrations is the perfect way to get caught up.
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