Dina DeMille, Innkeeper of the interplanetary B&B Gertrude Hunt, received an emergency communication from her sister Maud who is in trouble and needs rescuing from a hole in the wall planet. She asks two of her friends, Arland from the House of Krahr, and Sean a somewhat scary werewolf for help. They travel to this unsavory world to attempt to retrieve Maud and her niece. This begins a scene that is part Matrix, gunslinger, and biker gang war, but only the beginning of a truly fascinating novel and one of my go to fantasy series.
Dina, as the Innkeeper has an arsenal of powers, but those are centered around her hotel, Gertrude Hunt. She agrees to house a Hiru, who has a meeting with an Archivarious to discuss the salvation of its race, which is being killed off by the Draziri. When she makes this agreement, Gertrude Hunt becomes a target of the Draziri, and they come under siege. As this storyline develops, we learn a lot more about Dina, the capabilities of Gertrude Hunt, and her feelings for Sean, the werewolf next door. This plot is so intricately bound together, that I am not going to give away any more of it so that you are also captured by its spirit and can embrace the adventure fully!
Dina, as the central character in these books, is everything a heroine should be. She is unselfish, brave, honorable, and has a deep love or affection for everyone around her, which makes her choices very interesting. The feelings between she and Sean were finally brought out into the open and acted upon in his novel. Thank God! Dina’s solitary existence is much fuller with the admittance of Sean, and also her sister Maud and niece Helen. Their inclusion has given her character more depth, not that I would have enjoyed her adventures any less, but I do like her as a person even more.
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