Genre: urban fantasy
Cover: Okay I guess, I don't know if it is the official cover, as it is not on their website.
I could also not find a blurb.
This book is awesome. It takes place about 5 months after the first book. Dina is still living in Gertrude Hunt Inn, her magical bed and breakfast place, but she is sorely in need of guests, as her only permanently residing guest points out: Her Grace, Caldenia ka ret Magren.
So when an Arbiter needs a place for three warring factions to stay, while he tries to negotiate a peace treaty, between the warring factions on the planet Nexus, she is not in the position to say no, even though she is his very last choice (every other Inn has turned him down). The Inn needs guests, and not only for the money it will bring. To cater to so many important people in the galaxy would be a sure feather in her cap, but keeping the peace between them won’t be easy. She will also need a cook to cater for them …
It is such a good story, and I don’t want to spoil anything, but Arlan is one of the guests.
The Arbiter is determined that a peace treaty is made, and he is willing to manipulate Dina and everyone else to get it done. And when Dina realizes that, she is not too happy, and shows him more of what she can do. But she has started this, and she will have to see it through, until her guests go over the line too much …
Danger, intrigue, treason, action, magic and humor, it has it all. Even a little hint of romance. I love the little glimpses of the other universes, like when Dina is shopping for a cook, and how she deals with him. Yes, she does miss her almost love-interest and alpha werewolf Sean Evans but he stepped into the galaxy 5 months ago and has not been back nor sent word to her.
And the ending, as usual, it is a big surprise and so well done. I sure hope they will write another one soon. This is a series worthy of re-reading.
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