Sweeping update

Sweep of the Blade (Innkeeper Chronicles, #3.5)Sweep of the Blade by Ilona Andrews
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

“I do not comprehend this species.  How have they ever managed to achieve interstellar civilization without self-destructing?”

Read in September:
Chapter 13 Part 3
Chapter 14 Part 1 & 2
Chapter 15 Part 1 & 2 & 3
http://innkeeper.ilona-andrews.com/20…

I am a little underwhelmed. There is a little too much discussion about who does what to whom and why for my taste. And too many too detailed descriptions of endless, different settings.

And Maud always being the clever one and explaining to the others how it all works is starting to get a little old as well.

However, as soon as there are action sequences, the story picks up right away.

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Main chapter page:
http://innkeeper.ilona-andrews.com/ca…

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Sweeping along

Sweep of the Blade (Innkeeper Chronicles, #3.5)Sweep of the Blade by Ilona Andrews
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

“I do not comprehend this species.  How have they ever managed to achieve interstellar civilization without self-destructing?”

Read in September:
Chapter 13 Part 3
http://innkeeper.ilona-andrews.com/20…
Chapter 14 Part 1 & Part 2
Chapter 15 Part 1 & Part 2
http://innkeeper.ilona-andrews.com/20…

I am a little underwhelmed. There is a little too much discussion about who does what to whom and why for my taste. And too many too detailed descriptions of endless, different settings.

And Maud always being the clever one and explaining to the others how it all works is starting to get a little old as well.

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Main chapter page:
http://innkeeper.ilona-andrews.com/ca…

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This is the end!

Magic Triumphs (Kate Daniels, #10)Magic Triumphs by Ilona Andrews
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Dear Kate, I hate to see you go. Thank you for giving me 7 years of fun.

“Kate, there is some weirdness happening outside.”
And we are back into the banter, humour, action, weird magical beings and a baby!

Careful, spoilers….

I am glad Curran ends up as his old self. Pity that Kate doesn‘t own Atlanta anymore, I liked that.

Her acceptance of Hugh was a little easy. It all made sense, but considering events like Mishmar, I think he should have suffered more than he did to be forgiven.

Conlan, very cute. Would love to see his warrior form.

Nice ending for Roland, works for me.

Erra, too funny. And plenty of potential for spin-off novels for her and her new travelling companion. Who is the boy they were talking about in the epilogue???

Good ending to the main storyline, looking forward to more spin-offs in this world.

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Ding-dong! The witch is here…

Iron and Magic (The Iron Covenant, #1)Iron and Magic by Ilona Andrews
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

All the stars for all the fun. Full marks, just because. Pretty much a must-read for any and all Kate Daniels fans.

I never liked Hugh D‘Ambray in the KD novels and I stayed away from all the blog updates, snippets and general fangirly hysteria. I even pondered if I wanted to read this at all, because of Hugh D‘Asshole. Well, Ilona Andrews knows how to do it. He is a very entertaining asshole in this. Now I can finally get a full night‘s sleep again!

Oh yes, Elara is a nice new addition. But I think my favourites are Bane and Dugas. The cover is still crap, as usual.

Apparently to be read before Magic Triumphs, so hop to it!

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