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Sweep in Peace is the second book in a new-to-me series by Ilona Andrews. The title of the series is Innkeeper Chronicles and if that doesn’t sound very exciting, it’s because you don’t understand about Innkeepers. They are very powerful, at least while they are in their Inns. And yes, I capitalized that on purpose. The Inns are sentient or very close to it.
I read the first two books in the series in less than 48 hours. Was I supposed to be getting other stuff done? Of course. Was I supposed to be reading another book? Of course. It didn’t matter. These books are just so good that I couldn’t resist them.
I am a long time fan of Ilona Andrews’ Kate Daniels series and I think these may even be better. The only problem is that there are only two books published right now. Book three, One Fell Sweep, is due out December 20th. It has been serialized on her website, but I would rather wait for the published book just in case there are differences.
It’s hard to state with certainty about the genre of this series. They are definitely science fiction, but the science appears to be magic in our world. This is not a quote (simply because I am too lazy to look it up right now), but Dina does mention the fact that advanced technology on one world would appear to be magic on another.
Anyway, a quote since this is supposed to be a Quotetastic Monday post.
There were few universal principles in this world. That most water-based lifeforms drank tea was one. That we
fear what we cannot see was the other.
Need I mention that tea features rather prominently in these books? And there are a lot of things to fear that are just out of our sight?