Ok, first up, this is a series that has to be read from the beginning, you can't just jump in whenever because the world is too convoluted and there's a certain level of assumption that you know what they're talking about: Chance doesn't waste a lot of time recapping.
Secondly, even though we're on book 9 in the series, only 3 or 4 months have passed in the book's timeline, which feels a bit weird when the series has been rolling for over a decade.
However, if you've read the series up to now but haven't yet picked up Brave The Tempest, then do it!! OMG do it! I loved this Cassie adventure!
It sets the scene for the final act of this series and it's going to be epic! The magical community is gearing up for war but are being sabotaged. Cassie is pushing herself to the limit trying to juggle the responsibilities of Pythia, Pritkin is finally free of the constraints placed on him by the demon high council and Mircea is as ruthless and annoying as ever... But the triangle between him, Cassie and our favourite war mage is finally resolved! (And my guy won! Yeay!)
It's the usual mix of over the top, non-stop action, time-travelling high jinks, whacky banter and laugh out loud moments but it also has a few quieter moments that are sweet and intimate and remind you of all that Cassie is fighting for.
I'm so excited for what is to come! The ending of the book makes it clear what's on the agenda and I cannot wait to get my hands on it!
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 debts. But now all the debts are paid. Rescued by her sister Dina, Maud had swore off all things vampire. Except she met Arland, the Marshal of House Krahr. One thing led to another and he asked for her hand in marriage. She declined.
Try as she might, she 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 a powerful vampire House, and Maud knows that a woman who turned down the proposal from its most beloved son wouldn't get a warm reception. But Maud Demille never shied from a fight and House Krahr may soon discover that there is more to this human woman than they ever thought possible.
Space vampires. Space pirates. Battles, politics, romance.
Sweep of the Blade is a lot of fun... An amazingly fun read featuring characters I love.
The world is whacked. It’s nuts. It’s crazy fun but it’s crazy. However, it’s easy to read and love this book because it’s been built up over the last three in the series.
The Inn Keeper novels are typically from Dina’s pov but this one is from Maud's: Dina and Gertrude Hunt crew don't feature.
Sweep of The Blade was funny and action packed with an intelligent plot line that left you wanting more. It was supposed to be a novella giving Maud and Arland a HEA but what it became was a full length novel that opened up a whole new element to this series that left me wanting MORE especially from Maud/House Krahr's pov.
The world has so much potential and I'm curious as to what comes next... At the very least, I'd love to see Maud and Arland’s wedding with Sean and Dina in attendance for that is guaranteed to be a riot.