Sweep of the Blade

Sweep of the Blade

Maud Demille was a daughter of Innkeepers. She knew that a simple life wasn't in the cards, but she never anticipated what Fate would throw at her. Once a wife to a powerful vampire knight, Maud and her daughter, Helen, had been exiled for the sins of her husband to the desolate planet of Karhari. Karhari killed her husband, and Maud had spent a year and a half avenging his Maud Demille was a daughter of Innkeepers. She knew that a simple life wasn't in the cards, but she never anticipated...

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Title:Sweep of the Blade
Author:Ilona Andrews
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Genres:Fantasy
ISBN:Sweep of the Blade
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Sweep of the Blade Reviews

  • Cathy
    Dec 29, 2017
    ?I do not comprehend this species. How have they ever managed to achieve interstellar civilization without self-destructing?? Finally, after about one year of updates, the epilogue in December. And finally, finally the (view spoiler)[longingly awaited HEA, (hide spoiler)] wit...
  • Treece
    Jul 27, 2019
    Amazing Rating: 5 stars Cutting edge fight scenes, non-stop action, extraordinary world building and fabulous characters made this book more than worth my time. Maud and Arland kick butt! Give me more. Now. ...
  • Beanbag Love
    Aug 05, 2019
    Another excellent installment in the Innkeeper Chronicles by Ilona Andrews. I love this world they've built so much I knew I would love this even with the shift from Dina's POV to Maud's. Maud is an extraordinary badass while at the same time being a blatantly affectionate and cari...
  • Lady Heather
    Dec 05, 2018
    The Epilogue has been posted and the story ended with an epic surprise! What a pleasure it was to read this book every week in Ilona Andrew's newsletter! ...
  • Yodamom
    Jul 16, 2019
    Maud is one amazing woman. Wonder Woman wishes she was as tough. Maud, the Innkeeper's sister, was dumped on a planet that is used as a home for the unwanted, unwashed and vicious of the universe. She's not alone, they dumped her her 5 year old daughter and her excommunicated vampire h...
  • Sarah
    Dec 29, 2017
    1st read - throughout 2018 (Read as it was released as a serial) 2nd read - January 2019 (Reread online when the serial was complete) 3rd read - July 2019 (Final published version) As much as I love Dina and enjoy spending time at the Inn I'm really happy that we got a book about ...
  • carol.
    Jan 21, 2018
    "Maud's novella" is a drippy, uninspiring romance with absolutely boring world-building. The first four installments consist of Maud approaching the planet where her non-fiance vampire is from, landing on the planet and overhearing a gossipy conversation between two women, and then fly...
  • Angela
    Jan 18, 2019
    The published version is even better than the serial - considering how much I loved that....<3 <3 <3 Review to come. January 2019 - online serial version. I love this world. Can't wait for more. Review to come of final purchased edition, when available. ...
  • Beth
    Dec 10, 2018
    I can't get enough of this series. I love that it has transitioned into Maud and her daughter with the vampire planet as the back drop on which the adventure takes place. I've read the unedited, web published version as well as the ebook and have to say I loved them both and am glad I ...
  • Mariah
    Dec 08, 2018
    June 25th, 2019 - Edit JUST PLACED MY KINDLE PRE-ORDER Cannot wait to get Maud & Helen & Arland in my Kindle - now with the addition of a certain scene omitted when publishing the chapters online. IS IT JULY 16TH YET? December 8th, 2018 - Review after finishin...
  • Holly
    Aug 02, 2019
    SO good. That ending though... Pure evil. ...
  • Mei
    Aug 02, 2019
    While this can be read as a standalone, I would recommend reading the first thre books before this one! First because Maud is Dina's siter and second because Arland is present in all three of them. Besides there're also the lees with their leader Nuan Cee! While Dina is basically a ...
  • ✘✘ Sarah ✘✘ (former Nefarious Breeder of Murderous Crustaceans)
    Jan 15, 2018
    ? And the moral of this reread is: if it weren?t for their slightly opposite views on pathetic bloodsuckers fearsome vampires, you?d think Maud the Red and Kate Daniels were long lost, murderously lethal third cousins thrice removed. Or something. Also, I?m still finding it q...
  • Holly
    Jul 22, 2019
    I read this book in a single day, because Ilona Andrews. I fan girl this writing team so hard it isn't even funny. So with that said, I am obviously unbiased ;) I can't seem to write a review for this but here's my crappy attempt at it: This feels a little like Kate Daniels, in t...
  • Emma
    Jul 23, 2019
    What?s not to love?! This one centres on Maud, Helen and Arland. Cute! ...
  • Phrynne
    Aug 11, 2019
    So so good! And what a superb ending which leads perfectly into the next book. These authors really know how to write an absorbing and exciting story. All of the characters are great and I loved every bit of the vampire world they created. These are vampires with class! I actual thi...
  • Tadiana ✩Night Owl☽
    Dec 18, 2018
    Update: Upping my rating to 4 stars for the final enhanced version, which is quite a bit more detailed and smoother than the original online serial. :) Full review to come! Original review: With this installment in Ilona Andrews? Innkeeper series, the main character shifts to Maud...
  • Corina
    Jul 16, 2019
    I read this book as a full novel not a serial. It's hard to describe how utterly enthralled I was by this novel From the very fist moment I was consumed by the story. Of course Maud is so very different from Dina (book 1-3). Different but also similar in some ways, which makes se...
  • Wanda
    Dec 02, 2018
    A little treat that I purchased for myself, the paper version of the latest Innkeeper book. And of course, I couldn?t resist giving it another spin. I?ve read the first 3 books multiple times and now Sweep of the Blade will join that re-reading queue. This is the polished versio...
  • Heather K (dentist in my spare time)
    Jul 22, 2019
    Ilona Andrews books are my crack, and I don't ever want to quit!! Gah, this book! I could NOT put it down. If you are a fan of this series, you will be blown away by Sweep of the Blade. Technically, you could try it as a stand-alone since Maud is the main focus of the story, but...
  • Marta Cox
    Jan 25, 2019
    This review is for the instalment version that the authors were magnanimous enough to post for free on their website. It will disappear when the updated version is published so please be aware of that if you wish to read the tamer more PG version. Now I said tamer but honestly these Va...
  • Linda
    Jul 18, 2019
    I read and really enjoyed this story as it came out in free online installments, and I can tell you it absolutely is worth purchasing and reading this final edited version. There is added content, filling out the story and making it novel length. The interactions between Maud, Arland, ...
  • Charlie
    Jul 23, 2019
    One of my favourite Ilona Andrews books! I adored everything about this! Maud, Helen, Arland, the lees, Arland's terrifying mother, the child eating dragons, all of it! I devoured this book, it's just amazing. I want to read it again and I can't wait for the next book in the seri...
  • Maria Dimitrova
    Jul 27, 2019
    Sweep of the Blade was initially published as a free online serial but because I have no patience for the format I waited for the whole book to be edited and published prior to reading it. So I stared it with no expectations other than the usual buzz of a new IA book. I loved it but no...
  • Marianne
    Jan 09, 2018
    Not my favorite innkeeper novel, too bloody and gory. But hey, that's vampires for you. Still adore Arland, though. Interesting ending, will Klaus get his own novel next? As always: Thanks for this free serial to brighten up our weekends. Will read the finished product as well la...
  • SheLove2Read
    Jul 18, 2019
    I'm in a bitchy mood today so I don't feel like holding back. Unlike some reviewers who feel the need to over-analyze and point out every little word of the story THEY didn't like, I personally thought this was great. Maud is a badass woman who isn't taking any shit - from anybody. Arl...
  • Aisling Zena
    Dec 31, 2017
    Re-read 31/7/19 4.5 stars 2/12/18 We have finally reached the end my friends. If you want to read this for free, in it's entirety, this is your chance now before it gets taken down to be edited and published.Enjoy! Many, many thanks and deep gratitude to the authors for all the...
  • RachelW (BamaGal)
    Feb 04, 2018
    Can?t believe it?s all over; but it?s been a wonderful ride. This has been a quality addition to an addictive series. And the bombshell dropped on the reader at the very end...the next serial can?t come quick enough!! http://innkeeper.ilona-andrews.com/20... I'm...
  • Maggie ☘ (Wonderland-Reader)
    Dec 31, 2018
    Ahhhh another cliffhanger! I want to know so much more. (view spoiler)[Especially about the missing parents and now Klaus. (hide spoiler)] Overall, I liked this one a lot, although was missing Dina and co. Helen and Maud and Arland are great. I'm curious to know who the next instalmen...
  • Ursula
    Jan 08, 2019
    1.5 stars Well-written as always, but I'm afraid I did not mesh with Maud, Dina's sister, at all. Basically, she was a killing machine- tougher than a vampire. Really? I thought she was just a human, but what do I know? I am all for kick-arse heroines (I adore Nevada from Hidden Legac...