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3.59 out of 53.59 out of 53.59 out of 53.59 out of 53.59 out of 5 3.59 (27 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Alex Bledsoe Narrator: Stefan Rudnicki Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Eddie LaCrosse Novels Release Date: October 2009 ISBN: 9781455194056
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Alex Bledsoe’s first novel, The Sword-Edged Blonde, drew rave reviews for its ingenious blend of fantasy and hard-boiled detective fiction. Now Bledsoe returns with another tale of mean streets and medieval intrigue.

Above Angelina’s Tavern in down-and-dirty Neceda, you’ll find the office of Eddie LaCrosse. He’s a scruffy freelance sword jockey who, for twenty-five gold pieces a day plus expenses, will handle any problem short of murder for hire. Eddie’s on his way back from a routine investigation when his horse almost runs down a half-naked blonde in serious trouble. Against his better judgment, he promises to protect the frightened young woman, only to find himself waylaid by unknown assailants and left for dead beside her mutilated body.

Eddie isn’t the kind of guy to just let something like this pass. But who killed Laura Lesperitt? Eddie’s quest for payback leads him to a tangled mystery involving a notorious crime lord, a backwoods dragon cult, royal scandals, and a duplicitous femme fatale who has trouble keeping her clothes on. As bodies pile up, Eddie must use all his wits if he hopes to survive.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Hardboiled high fantasy—what’s not to like? Bledsoe keeps me reading from the first page, and I’m always eager for the next installment when the last page is turned.”

    Charles de Lint 

  • “Proving that 2007’s The Sword-Edged Blonde was no fluke, this sequel gives every evidence that Bledsoe’s combination of sword and sorcery with hard-boiled detection will have a long and successful run…Bledsoe effortlessly draws readers into his created world and manages to stay true to both fantasy and mystery traditions.”

    Publishers Weekly (starred review)

  • “Narrator Stefan Rudnicki hooks listeners from the start, piquing interest even before the story’s direction becomes evident. His deep voice gives LaCrosse’s first-person tough-guy account an authentic pulp edge, bringing in realistic emotion for the human toll of the case and making the genre-crossing irresistible. Rudnicki is also good at voicing supporting characters. This is a story listeners HAVE to hear—reading print just won’t be the same.”

    AudioFile

  • “An entertaining, well-crafted melding of fantasy and hard-boiled detective fiction…Aficionados of tough-guy mysteries will find much to enjoy, and fantasy fans will appreciate the swordplay and the fully realized medieval society Bledsoe has constructed. Best of all, it’s not necessary to have read the first installment to enjoy this one.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sandy | 2/16/2014

    " Like the first, combination fantasy/noir detective novel. Fast, easy read. Violence, some sex. Sarcastic, hard-bitten good guy. I like Eddie. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bill | 1/29/2014

    " These Eddie LaCrosse books are just plain fun. Hard-boiled detective meets sword-and-sorcery fantasy. Good times. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nate | 1/13/2014

    " Not as good as its predecessor, but still a fun read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jones | 12/30/2013

    " More of the same, which is to say, frack yes! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Smhoff | 12/28/2013

    " Tries to be the Dresden Files reversed, and misses. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 aPriL MEOWS often with scratching | 12/18/2013

    " This s an entertaining fantasy series, but I liked The Sword-Edged Blonde a little better. Still, this was fun to read, and I recommend it. It did feel less developed and more plot-by-the-numbers than the first in the series, and I think it will make a better impression if you read the The Sword-Edged Blonde first. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 John | 12/16/2013

    " A very solid mystery set in a fantasy world. Good enough to make me want to check out others in the series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alli | 12/12/2013

    " This book was -awesome- I think I read it in like 3 days. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Deborah Blake | 11/22/2013

    " Alex Bledsoe is one of the most original writers I have ever had the pleasure to read. He mixes sword and sorcery fantasy with noir detective novels and pulls it off with grace and wit. A must read! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anca Popescu | 11/4/2013

    " Fun read. I finished it in three days while on vacation. It's just pure enjoyment - I would not expect anything deep but I think within the genre it's great. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ray | 3/17/2013

    " Very good read! Not deathless prose by any means, but a refreshing blend of sword & sorcery(without most of the sorcery) and hard-boiled detective. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Daphne Birchfield | 10/19/2012

    " I liked it. I wish i could have read the Eddie Lacrosse series in order. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mindy | 5/16/2012

    " I like Eddie. He reminds me a little of Harry Dresden, except maybe somewhat happier. The story itself was unique too. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cody | 1/21/2012

    " Listened to the audiobook from Audible. I didn't enjoy it as much as the first book. Still an interesting mix of fantasy and hardboiled, but I'd only recommend it if you really like The Sword-edged Blonde. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Julia | 5/30/2011

    " Pulpy, not as good as the 1st book, but cute. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jeff Cadoff | 5/6/2011

    " Eddie is dashing, mysterious and just a bit lucky. Lots of fun and difficult to set aside...even for dinner. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kevin | 5/3/2011

    " Not quite as good as the other two books in this series, though still fun.

    Recomended for fans. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nick | 5/3/2011

    " Really fun. I liked it better than the first one, The Sword Edged Blonde. I will keep reading this series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cody | 4/20/2011

    " Listened to the audiobook from Audible. I didn't enjoy it as much as the first book. Still an interesting mix of fantasy and hardboiled, but I'd only recommend it if you really like The Sword-edged Blonde. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anca | 1/11/2011

    " Fun read. I finished it in three days while on vacation. It's just pure enjoyment - I would not expect anything deep but I think within the genre it's great. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jeff | 10/27/2010

    " Eddie is dashing, mysterious and just a bit lucky. Lots of fun and difficult to set aside...even for dinner. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nate | 9/21/2010

    " Not as good as its predecessor, but still a fun read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ray | 8/26/2010

    " Very good read! Not deathless prose by any means, but a refreshing blend of sword & sorcery(without most of the sorcery) and hard-boiled detective. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Smhoff | 6/13/2010

    " Tries to be the Dresden Files reversed, and misses. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alli | 5/23/2010

    " This book was -awesome- I think I read it in like 3 days. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jones | 5/13/2010

    " More of the same, which is to say, frack yes! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Glenn | 3/18/2010

    " As a rule I do not like novels written in the first-person. This young adult fantasy novel is the first book that I have enjoyed in the first-person. I found this to be a fun storyline with just enough suspense to keep my reading motivated. Good read. "

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About the Author
Author Alex Bledsoe

Alex Bledsoe grew up in west Tennessee, an hour north of Graceland. He’s been a reporter, editor, photographer, and door-to-door vacuum-cleaner salesman. He has published more than fifty short stories on topics as diverse as big-game hunters, mermaids, modern witches, Victorian gentlemen, and country musicians. He has two sons and lives in Wisconsin.

About the Narrator

Stefan Rudnicki first became involved with audiobooks in 1994. Now a Grammy-winning audiobook producer, he has worked on more than three thousand audiobooks as a narrator, writer, producer, or director. He has narrated more than three hundred audiobooks. A recipient of multiple AudioFile Earphones Awards, he was presented the coveted Audie Award for solo narration in 2005, 2007, and 2014 and was named one of AudioFile’s Golden Voices in 2012.