Alex Bledsoe continues the adventures of freelance sword
jockey Eddie LaCrosse in the thrilling He Drank, and Saw the Spider.
After he fails to save a stranger from being mauled to death
by a bear, a young mercenary is saddled with the baby girl the man died to
protect. He leaves her with a kindly shepherd family and goes on with his
Now, sixteen years later, that young mercenary has grown up
to become cynical sword jockey Eddie LaCrosse. When his vacation travels bring
him back to that same part of the world, he can’t resist trying to discover
what has become of the mysterious infant.
He finds that the child, now a lovely young teenager named
Isadora, is at the center of a complicated web of intrigue involving two
feuding kings, a smitten prince, a powerful sorceress, an inhuman monster, and
long-buried secrets too shocking to imagine. And once again she needs his help.
They say a spider in your cup will poison you but only if
you see it. Eddie, helped by his smart, resourceful girlfriend Liz, must look
through the dregs of the past to find the truth about the present—and risk what
might happen if he, too, sees the spider.
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