Innkeeper Chronicles Character Guide

Gertrude Hunt, the nicest Bed and Breakfast in Red Deer, Texas, is glad to have you. We cater to particular kind of guests, the ones most people don’t know about. The older lady sipping her Mello Yello is called Caldenia, although she prefers Your Grace.  She has a sizable bounty on her head, so if you hear kinetic or laser fire, try not to stand close to the target.  Our chef is a Quillonian.  The claws are a little unsettling, but he is a consummate professional and truly is the best chef in the Galaxy.  If you see a dark shadow in the orchard late at night, don’t worry.  Someone is patrolling the grounds. Do beware of our dog.

Your safety and comfort is our first priority.  The inn and your host, Dina Demille, will defend you at all costs.  We ask only that you mind other guests and conduct yourself in a polite manner.

– Reading List –

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character-guide*This is a breakdown of all of the characters in Ilona Andrews’s The Innkeeper Chronicles, complete up to the 2nd book, Sweep in Peace.  While I have tried to keep things general, this is a reference that may include spoilers.

This is alphabetical by first name, with main or vital characters highlighted in blue.

-A-

Amy

  • first appearance in Clean Sweep
  • a television news reporter
  • covers the Stalker-caused deaths of farmer John Rook and his livestock
  • blonde haired

Arland

  • first appearance in Clean Sweep
  • a vampire, the Marshal of House Krahr
  • nephew of Lord Soren, son of Lady Ilemina
  • comes to the Gertrude Hunt Inn to save his dying Uncle Soren
  • hunts the Dahaka with Sean Evans and Dina Demille
  • looking to avenge the murder of his aunt Olinia
  • develops romantic feelings for Dina Demille
  • best friend of Sulindar Gron
  • killed his cousin Orig in battle after his betrayal is discovered
  • around 30 years old
  • handsome to the point of beautiful, but with a wicked edge
  • deep, resonate voice
  • heavy, square jaw
  • long, golden ash blonde hair like a lion’s mane
  • intense deep blue eyes
  • tall, broad and muscular
  • 6 foot 6

-B-

Beast

  • first appearance in Clean Sweep
  • a Shih-Tzu-Chi
  • looks like a small black and white Shih-Tzu dog
  • belongs to Dina Demille
  • around 6 or 7 pounds
  • guardian of the Gertrude Hunt Inn
  • able to change form and grow long claws and four rows of teeth able to chew through a tree

Beneger, Lord

  • first appearance in Sweep in Peace
  • vampire of House Meer
  • jet black hair streaked with gray
  • killed by Sean Evans as the Turan Adin

Brian Rodriguez

  • first appearance in Clean Sweep
  • an Innkeeper in Cielo Vista, Dallas
  • runs one of the oldest and most powerful Inns in Texas
  • friends of Dina Demille’s parents
  • considered someone Dina Demille could turn to for advice
  • in his late 50’s
  • silver-threaded dark hair
  • naturally bronze skin with deep wrinkles
  • short, neatly trimmed beard
  • sharp dark eyes
  • deep, slightly raspy voice
  • father of Isabella Rodriguez

Byrne, Mr.

  • first appearance in Clean Sweep
  • beloved dog Brutus killed by the the stalkers
  • short, elderly grandfather

-C-

Cai Pa

  • first mentioned in Sweep in Peace
  • wealthy and powerful magnate
  • has a contract out on the life of Caldenia

Caldenia ka ret Magren

  • first appearance in Clean Sweep
  • prefers to be addressed as “Her Grace”
  • has paid for a lifetime stay at the Gertrude Hunt Inn
  • has been at the Gertrude Hunt In for about 3 years
  • sought by bounty hunters
  • cannibalistic, and adept with poisons
  • elegant and sophisticated
  • very wealthy, a ruler from her world
  • worldly and wise
  • platinum-gray hair worn pulled back in a smooth knot
  • looks to be in her mid 60’s
  • strong profile with a classic Greek nose and pronounced cheekbones
  • manicured nails look like claws
  • sharp, predatory teeth
  • blue eyes with a slightly forlorn look

Cookie (Nuan Couk)

  • first appearance in Sweep in Peace
  • member of the Merchant’s delegation to the peace summit
  • seventh son of Nuan Cee’s third cousin
  • fluffy and adorable
  • barley three and a half feet tall
  • pale, sandy colored fur and huge blue eyes

-D-

Dagorkun

  • first appearance in Sweep in Peace
  • an Otrokar, a member of the Hope Crushing Horde
  • the Under-Khan, son of the Khan and Khanum
  • around 6 foot 5, with broad shoulders
  • deep bronze skin with a gold undertone
  • coarse, short dark ruby red hair
  • sharply planed face and rough skin

Dahaka, The

  • first appearance in Clean Sweep
  • controls the stalkers that hunt in Red Deer, Texas
  • a brutal, violent race
  • reclusive and menacing
  • pride themselves on their ability to kill
  • vicious and cruel
  • arranges the attack on Lord Soren and his men
  • hired to kill the vampire Olinia and break the truce between vampire  Houses
  • a mercenary and a killer
  • over seven feet tall
  • thick neck, massive shoulders, lizard like tail
  • glowing purple eyes with no pupils
  • has large, clawed feet
  • vaguely humanoid body with a curved spine
  • can walk upright or on all fours
  • triangular ears
  • blue and green armor
  • defeated by Sean Evans, Arland and Dina Demille

David Henderson

  • first appearance in Clean Sweep
  • father of Kayley Henderson
  • heavy-set but not fat
  • owner of a pool supply shop

Declan

  • first mentioned in Sweep in Peace
  • lives in another dimension
  • relative of George and Jack Camarine

Dina Demille

  • first appearance in Clean Sweep
  • an Innkeeper
  • lives in the Avalon subdivision in Red Deer, Texas
  • has run the Gertrude Hunt Inn for 3 years
  • provides a safe lodging for otherworldly beings
  • strong magical ability
  • channels her powers through her broom
  • at her magical strongest while at the Inn
  • strong, determined and resolute
  • responsible for forging the Peace treaty on Nexus
  • has a “dog” named Beast
  • sister of Klaus Demille
  • sister married and lives on another planet
  • brother travels the galaxy searching for their parents
  • daughter of Gerard and Helen Demille
  • parents were highly respected Innkeepers in Georgia who disappeared without a trace
  • 24 years old
  • around 5 foot 3
  • blonde hair

-E-

Emily Ward

  • first mentioned in Clean Sweep
  • lives in the Avalon subdivision in Red Deer, Texas
  • a neighbor of Dina Demille
  • a gardener who grows her own tomatoes

-F-

-G-

Gaston

  • first appearance in Sweep in Peace
  • from an alternate universe
  • cousin of Jack and George Camarine
  • recruited by George Camarine to be part of his Arbitrator team
  • a little over five feet tall, but massively muscled
  • radiates strength and power, but is surprisingly light on his feet
  • face not quite proportioned like a human
  • serrated teeth
  • olive tinted skin, deep set silver eyes
  • black hair worn in a rough ponytail

George Camarine

  • first appearance in Sweep in Peace
  • a necromancer
  • brought his dead grandfather back to life when he was a child
  • born and raised in another dimension
  • grew bored with his life as a spymaster and assassin in his home world
  • recruited to be an Arbitrator by Klaus Demille
  • brought his brother Jack and cousin Gaston onto his team
  • brilliant, razor-sharp mind, cunning and ruthless
  • meticulous planner
  • will do anything to fulfill his duty, no matter the cost to himself
  • walks with a limp, uses a walking stick
  • 28 years old
  • around 6 foot 3, muscular but lean
  • aristocratic, elegant features
  • shoulder length golden blonde hair and pale blue eyes

Gerard Demille

  • first mentioned in Clean Sweep
  • ran an old and powerful Inn in Georgia
  • highly respected
  • father of Dina Demille and Klaus Demille
  • husband of Helen Demille
  • born in the time before cars
  • was a guest at an Inn when he risked his own life to save the Innkeeper and his family
  • a former conman, good at reading people
  • owed a debt of gratitude by all Innkeepers
  • modest and brave
  • had been sentenced to eternal imprisonment
  • saved from his imprisonment by Helen
  • vanished without a trace along with his wife and their Inn

-H-

Hardwir

  • first appearance in Sweep in Peace
  • vampire
  • engineer for House Krahr
  • sister Ryona killed on the battlefields of Nexus
  • an older, dark haired vampire

Hector Marais

  • first appearance in Clean Sweep
  • police officer in Red Deer, Texas
  • solid and fit
  • carries himself with an air of authority
  • conscientious and hard working
  • tenacious, a strongly developed sense of intuition
  • suspicious of Dina Demille and the events at the Inn
  • wife works as a therapist, has two small daughters
  • clean shaven
  • dark hair cut short

Heirophant, The

  • first mentioned in Sweep in Peace
  • official title is Her Brilliance
  • leader of the Holy Cosmic Anocracy

Helen Demille

  • first mentioned in Clean Sweep
  • ran a very old and powerful Inn in Georgia
  • mother of Dina and Klaus Demille
  • wife of Gerard Demille
  • practical and problem solving
  • saved her husband Gerard from eternal imprisonment
  • vanished without a trace along with her husband and their entire Inn

-I-

Ilemina, Lady

  • first mentioned in Sweep in Peace
  • Vampire
  • Preceptor of House Krahr
  • mother of Arland

Isabelle “Issy” Rodriguez

  • first appearance in Clean Sweep
  • daughter of Innkeeper Brian Rodriguez
  • lives in Cielo Alto, Dallas
  • dark hair world in an updo
  • in her mid 20’s

Isur, Lady

  • first appearance in Sweep in Peace
  • Vampire, Marshal of House Sabla
  • a strong female knight
  • known as the Bitch of Eskar
  • long, straight chestnut hair

-J-

Jack Camarine

  • first appearance in Sweep in Peace
  • a lynx shapeshifter
  • born and raised in another dimension
  • recruited by brother George Camarine to be on his Arbitrator team
  • cousin of Gaston
  • former soldier, full of tightly controlled aggression
  • a straight up killer
  • over six feet tall, corded with hard muscle
  • tousled deep russet hair
  • ragged scar across his left cheek

Jason Thomas

  • first mentioned in Clean Sweep
  • military buddy of Sean Evans

John Rook

  • first mentioned in Clean Sweep
  • a farmer
  • livestock killed
  • fed on and killed by the Stalkers

-K-

Kayley Henderson

  • first appearance in Clean Sweep
  • lives in the Avalon subdivision in Red Deer, Texas
  • neighbor of Dina Demille
  • 17 years old
  • attends Cedar Creek High
  • typical teenager who lives for drama
  • daughter of David Henderson
  • girlfriend of Robbie

Kevin

  • first appearance in Clean Sweep
  • lives in the Avalon subdivision in Red Deer, Texas
  • has two teenaged children
  • next-door neighbor of Malcolm

Khan, The

  • first mentioned in Sweep in Peace
  • leader of the Otrokar
  • legendary warrior and diplomat
  • husband of the Khanum
  • father of Dagorkun

Khanum, The

  • first appearance in Sweep in Peace
  • an Otrokar
  • battle General and leader in the Hope Crushing Horde
  • feared and respected
  • both a warrior and a mother, trying to save her children
  • at least 6 foot 5 and muscular
  • deep, rich bronze skin with a hint of orange
  • black hair lightening to ruby at the tips
  • dark violet eyes
  • wife of the Khan
  • mother of Dagorkun

Klaus Demille

  • first mentioned in Clean Sweep
  • brother of Dina Demille
  • son of Gerard and Helen Demille
  • family ran a powerful and respected Inn in Georgia
  • parents and their Inn disappeared without a trace years ago
  • has never stopped searching for his missing parents
  • serves as an Arbitrator, recruited George Camarine

Kolto

  • first appearance Sweep in Peace
  • an Otrokar
  • a basher, huge and imposing like a battering ram
  • over seven and a half feet tall and heavily muscled

Korsarad

  • first appearance in Sweep in Peace
  • vampire of House Meer
  • huge
  • hair so pale it almost white
  • killed by Sean Evans as the Turan Adin

Kordugan

  • first mentioned in Sweep in Peace
  • an Otrokar
  • third son of the Khan and Khanum
  • brother of Dagorkun
  • killed on the battlefield of Nexus

-L-

Lark

  • see Sophie

Louise

  • first appearance in Sweep in Peace
  • tries to book a room at the Gertrude Hunt
  • lives in Little Rock
  • sister lives in the neighboring subdivision
  • married, with two children

-M-

Malcolm

  • first appearance in Clean Sweep
  • lives in the Avalon subdivision in Red Deer, Texas
  • next-door neighbor of Kevin
  • wife nearly attacked by one of the Stalkers

Margaret Pineda

  • first appearance in Clean Sweep
  • lives in the Avalon subdivision in Red Deer, Texas
  • neighbor of Dina Demille
  • owns a Pomeranian dog named Misha
  • slight and well-tanned
  • fluffy cloud of dark, curly hair
  • in her mid 40’s

Mindy

  • first mentioned in Sweep in Peace
  • owns Mindy’s Mud and Weeds
  • runs the town’s most successful nursery
  • raises English Springer Spaniels

-N-

Nuan Ara

  • first appearance in Sweep in Peace
  • a member of the Merchant’s delegation
  • gray fur flecked with spots of blue
  • two gold hoops in his left ear
  • youngest son of Nuan Cee’s sister

Nuan Cee

  • first appearance in Clean Sweep
  • a merchant in the Baha-char
  • leader of his vast extended family
  • member of the Merchant’s delegation to the peace summit
  • trying to save his weak and helpless Clan members on Nexus
  • comes from a long line of criminals
  • deals in rare goods
  • vain, fussy and difficult
  • rich and highly respected
  • resembles a fox
  • barely four feet tall with six-inch lynx-like ears
  • covered with short silver-blue fur with golden-to-white rosettes
  • large round eyes with vivid turquoise irises
  • deadly sharp teeth
  • paw-like hands

Nuan Couki

  • see Cookie

Nuan Kuo

  • first appearance in Sweep in Peace
  • member of the Merchant’s delegation to the peace summit
  • sister of Nuan Cee

Nuan Oler

  • first appearance in Sweep in Peace
  • member of the Merchant’s delegation to the peace summit
  • cousin by marriage to Nuan Cee’s sister

Nuan Re

  • first appearance in Sweep in Peace
  • member of the Merchant’s delegation to the peace summit
  • grandmother of Nuan Cee
  • has a vast, extended family
  • highly respected as the elder of their clan

Nuan Sama

  • first appearance in Sweep in Peace
  • member of the Merchant delegation
  • expert at operating a molecular synthesizer
  • niece of Nuan Cee
  • accepts a contract to kill Caldenia, but mistakenly poisons Dina Demille instead
  • desperate to get away from her family and find her freedom
  • several ear piercings
  • blue and cream fur

-O-

Odalon

  • first appearance in Sweep in Peace
  • battle Chaplain of House Krahr
  • empathic
  • serene calm, with a soothing voice
  • just over six feet tall, lean and almost slender
  • grey skin with a blue tint
  • black hair worn in long, thin braids to his shoulders

Olinia

  • first mentioned in Clean Sweep
  • vampire
  • a Knight of significant renown
  • youngest aunt of Arland
  • ambushed and gruesomely murdered
  • death arranged by Orig
  • assassinated by the Dahaka to divide the vampire Houses Krahr and Gron

Orig

  • first appearance in Clean Sweep
  • vampire
  • cousin of Arland
  • opposed the Pact of Brotherhood between the two vampire Houses of Krahr and Gron
  • hires the Dahaka to break the alliance between the Houses
  • violent and brutish towards women
  • responsible for the death of his aunt Olinia
  • highly skilled in the battlefield
  • killed by Arland

Orro

  • first appearance in Sweep in Peace
  • a Quillonian
  • a celebrated chef
  • stripped of his Red Cleaver ranking after a diplomat was poisoned
  • brought in from Baha-char by Dina Demille to cook for the peace summit
  • becomes the official chef for the Gertrude Hunt Inn
  • temperamental and high strung
  • a predatory species, with 2 inch long black claws
  • seven feet tall and slightly stooped
  • chocolate brown fur on a muscular body
  • foot long spikes on his back like a porcupine
  • triangular head with a canine muzzle
  • pale turquoise irises with a narrow black pupil

-P-

-Q-

-R-

Ramirez, Mr.

  • first appearance in Clean Sweep
  • lives in the Avalon subdivision in Red Deer, Texas
  • neighbor of Dina Demille
  • a retired Marine
  • walks his Rhodesian Ridgeback, Asad, every day past the Gertrude Hunt Inn

Renadra

  • first mentioned in Clean Sweep
  • vampire
  • daughter of Lord Soren
  • cousin of Arland
  • heir of Soren’s troops and assets
  • young and impressionable

Robart, Lord

  • first appearance in Sweep in Peace
  • Vampire, Marshal of House Vorga
  • prideful and stubborn
  • blinded by grief after losing both his father and the woman he loves on the battlefields of Nexus
  • will suffer the consequences of bringing House Meer to the summit
  • huge and imposing, with jet black hair

Robbie

  • first appearance in Clean Sweep
  • teenager
  • boyfriend of Kayley Henderson

Robin Kay

  • first mentioned in Clean Sweep
  • lives in the Avalon subdivision in Red Deer, Texas
  • has a brick house with a cactus out front
  • owner of a pet iguana

Ruah

  • first appearance in Sweep in Peace
  • an Otrokar
  • a swordsman of unequaled skill, a symbol of Otrokar might
  • of average height and slight build
  • short black hair
  • killed by Sophie

Ruga

  • first appearance in Sweep in Peace
  • an Otrokar Shaman
  • empathic
  • has an advanced degree in microbiology
  • lean and hard, with chiseled features
  • bronze skin tinted with green
  • light green eyes
  • long black hair shining with purple highlights

Ryan

  • first appearance in Clean Sweep
  • television news anchor
  • reports on the Stalker-caused deaths of farmer John Rook and his livestock

Ryona

  • first mentioned in Sweep in Peace
  • former soldier for House Krahr
  • sister of Hardwir
  • killed on the battlefield of Nexus

-S-

Saar ah

  • first appearance in Clean Sweep
  • lives in the Baha-char
  • works for the merchant Nuan Cee
  • gray skin, long dark hair worn in thin dreads to below her waist
  • gold eyes
  • sharp, triangular shark-like teeth

Sean Evans

  • first appearance in Clean Sweep
  • Alpha-strain werewolf
  • stronger, faster, more aggressive and harder to kill than other werewolves
  • former soldier who fought for the U.S. in two wars
  • makes the Avalon subdivision in Red Deer, Texas, his territory
  • remarkably strong, tenacious and determined
  • father was a JAG lawyer, mother a counter sniper
  • a bit of a bad boy, with a wicked, charming smile
  • handsome, dangerous, arrogant and hot
  • leaves Earth to explore the galaxy, wanted to explore the universe to be worthy of Dina Demille
  • takes the role of the Turan Adin, the warrior of the Merchants
  • lasted longer than any other Turan Adin, born with the drive to protect
  • pure black wolf form, huge and shaggy
  • 27 years old
  • short, russet brown hair
  • amber brown eyes with a hint of gold
  • clean shaven square jaw, face scarred after his time on Nexus
  • tall and broad shouldered
  • muscular but lean
  • well honed, strong and fit

Sophie

  • first appearance in Sweep in Peace
  • born and raised in another dimension
  • of average height, doesn’t look either strong or imposing
  • a deadly swordsman, considers herself a serial killer
  • addicted to combat and battle, the thrill of winning
  • suffered irreversible damage as a child
  • works hard to not give into her rage
  • poised and graceful, with a cultured accent
  • shockingly beautiful, with high cheekbones
  • very dark brown hair and light golden bronze skin
  • large, dark chocolate brown eyes

Soren, Lord

  • first appearance in Clean Sweep
  • vampire Knight Sergeant of House Krahr
  • Baron of Nur Castle
  • a veteran of seven wars
  • attacked and nearly killed hunting the Dahaka
  • life saved by Sean Evans after he is attacked by Stalkers
  • a man of honor
  • uncle of Arland
  • nearly 60 years old
  • very large, over 6 feet tall
  • muscular and powerful
  • bushy eyebrows, short beard with a square jaw
  • long, flowing dark brown and black hair
  • inch-long fangs

Spider

  • first mentioned in Sweep in Peace
  • an old man, ravaged by magic and disease
  • committed vile acts in his home universe
  • killed by George Camarine

Sulindar Gron

  • first mentioned in Clean Sweep
  • vampire of House of Gron
  • best friend of Arland
  • house framed for the murder of Olinia

-T-

Turan Adin

  • first mentioned in Sweep in Peace
  • legendary warrior and guardian of Clan Nuan
  • a creature of war
  • protects the Merchant’s territory on Nexus
  • the latest soldier to take the role is Sean Evans

-U-

Uriel

  • first appearance in Sweep in Peace
  • vampire of House Meer
  • scarred face
  • killed by Sean Evans as the Turan Adin

-V-

-W-

William

  • first mentioned in Sweep in Peace
  • lives in another dimension
  • relative of George and Jack Camarine

Wilmos Gerwar

  • first appearance in Clean Sweep
  • 4th generation werewolf
  • lives in the Baha-char
  • sells scavenged war souvenirs
  • former soldier, served as a medic
  • had been a surgeon before the war
  • one of the creators of the Alpha-strain werewolves
  • provides Sean Evans with werewolf stealth armor
  • weathered and grizzled
  • tall and broad shouldered
  • mane of graying hair

-X-

-Y-

-Z-

Zhu, Mrs.

  • first mentioned in Clean Sweep
  • an older werewolf
  • used to frequent in the Inn run by Dina Demille’s parents

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