Sweep of the Blade - Ilona Andrews

Sweep of the Blade

By Ilona Andrews

  • Release Date: 2019-07-16
  • Genre: Urban
Score: 5
From 445 Ratings


Maud Demille is a daughter of Innkeepers—a special group who provide ‘lodging’ to other-planetary visitors—so she knows that a simple life isn't in the cards. But even Maud could never have anticipated what Fate would throw at her.
Once a wife to a powerful vampire knight, Maud and her young daughter, Helen, were exiled with him for his treachery to the desolate, savage planet of Karhari. Karhari killed her husband, and Maud—completely abandoned by his family—has spent over a year avenging his debts. Rescued by her sister Dina, she's sworn off all things vampire.
Except... In helping Dina save the world, she met Arland, the Marshal of House Krahr, one of the most powerful vampire houses. One thing led to another and he asked for her hand in marriage. She declined. Arland is not used to hearing the word ‘no;’ and try as she might, Maud can't just walk away from Arland. It doesn't help that being human is a lot harder for Maud than being a vampire.
To sort it all out, she accepts his invitation to visit his home planet. House Krahr is extremely influential and Maud knows that a woman—a human, with a very questionable past—who's turned down a proposal from its most beloved son won't get a warm reception. Maybe she’s not sure about marrying Arland, but House Krahr isn’t going to decide for her. Maud Demille has never run from a fight, and House Krahr will soon discover that there's a lot more to Maud than they’re expecting.


  • Maud’s backstory, going forward

    By Marina Ariadne
    . . . and then the not-quite-cliffhanger Conflicts emotional, political, cultural, and physical are all attained. In spades. Maud’s daughter Helen reminds me of Dune’s Alia Atreides in her earlier-than-usually manifested skills, but I fervently hope that lacking Bene Gesserit and spice influences, that ends the resemblance! I am glad my son was never as scary a child to protect growing up. There is one priceless scene very late in the story involving a threatened Helen. In one single paragraph so much is accomplished it took my breath away. I bought the first three on sale as a bundle, but like another, realized I had better buy the next two, and hope another is due out soon. Wow. I don’t give ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ at all often. Now for their “Magic” series . . .
  • Great.

    By Oswald guy
    This captures everything I like about the innkeeper series even though it doesn’t have an innkeeper in it. Maud is a great character. I love her story.
  • Sweep of the Blade

    By Frances Bookworm
    Ilona Andrews does it again. Fast action. Like-able characters in an engaging new world. Following the story in weekly bursts was a lot of fun, but the fleshed out version is even better. Can’t wait to get the printed version for my library. Fran Bookworm
  • Best one yet!

    By hahavic
    Ilona Andrews’ Innkeeper series is wonderful. If you like Urban Fantasy, you will definitely like the series. Each book is better than the last, and this Maud side story is soooo good. It’s action packed, well-researched, and the chemistry is sizzling! Helen’s cuteness is literally out of this world.
  • It’s fantastic. Full stop.

    By Riikkanen
    Olen ollut Ilona Andrewsin fani jo pitkään. Kirjoitustaidoltaan ja tarinoiltaan maailman huippua oleva pariskunta tietää mitä heidän lukijakuntansa haluaa - ja usein yllättää vielä positiivisesti. Innkeeper-sarjan alussa tutustuimme Dinaaan, ja edelliset kolme kirjaa kertoivat hänestä. Nyt pääsemme siirtymään hänestä eteenpäin Dinan kiinnostavaan ja rohkeaan sisareen Maudiin ja edellisissä kirjoissa esiintyneeseen Arlandiin. Tämä on kai romanttista scifiä, mutta hyvin pehmeää sellaista. Suosittelen lämpimästi, ja sen jälkeen kannattaa ostaa kaikki muutkin Ilona Andrewsin teokset.
  • Sweep of the Blade

    By flameknight13
    Great story in the Innkeeper series. This story is about Dina’s sister Maud. We follow her struggle to make up her mind on marrying Arland and fitting in being human on a planet of vampires. New species are introduced the Tachi and old characters come back Nuan Cee. There are banquets, sparring with future in-laws and snarky conversations to be had. Great fun! While this book could be read as a stand-alone it is better to have read the other Innkeeper books first.