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Publisher's Summary

Alex Bledsoe’s fantasy novels have drawn rave reviews for their ingenious blend of classic fantasy and hard-boiled detective fiction. Now Bledsoe returns with an all-new tale of intrigue and murder.

Freelance sword jockey Eddie LaCrosse is in the wrong place at the wrong time while conducting an undercover investigation on the island kingdom of Grand Bruan. When a poisoned apple kills a member of the queen’s personal guard, Eddie becomes the prime suspect in the murder. He must do some fast talking to keep his head attached to his shoulders. While trying to clear his name and find the real killer, Eddie becomes embroiled in a nasty political scandal. Someone is trying to ruin Queen Jennifer and doesn’t care who is killed along the way.

The more Eddie digs, the more twisted the lies become, until Eddie finds himself caught between two opposing armies. The fate of the entire kingdom lies in his hands.

Murder, betrayal, and magic—just another day on the job for Eddie LaCrosse.

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©2011 Alex Bledsoe (P)2011 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

Critic Reviews

Praise for The Sword-Edged Blonde: “Bledsoe has written a compelling story with fascinating characters.” (Orson Scott Card)

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Very different from the first two in the series

Although Stefan Rudnicki did a wonderful job at narration, the story line was a bit different, taking place in Eddie LaCrosse's past. He is telling the story to his friends as they sit and drink to hear his tale. It goes from the (Bar room story, several times and then back to Eddie telling his tale) You will see a lot of parallels, between Eddies story and the story of "King Arthur". True evil and again those with weak stomach, may wish to pass on this. I hope that Alex Bledsoe continues with more Eddie LaCross in more Original tales. The first two books were wonderful and I recommend them highly. This book is a bit different and it can stand alone, where the first two can not. I was hoping for more about Eddie, but I do hope that Mr Bledsoe will hear the fans and poke some life into a new story for Eddie Et Al.

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Great read

The story telling is fast paced and keeps you interested . Lots of twist and turns in the plot . Great narration as well.

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old story with new names

very reminiscent of The once and Future king, and the mists of Avalon. basically the Arthurian legend retold with different name and slight plot twists, all of the original characters were represented including Morgan lafay Merlin Lancelot and of course King Arthur and his lady Guinevere, just the names were changed. also the insertion of Eddie being inserted as a random private investigator. the story was enjoyable, because this is actually a good story even when told and it's original form, but I wish the author could have been a little bit more original in this particular edition. the only reason I didn't get five stars overall is because it is an old story just retold with different names and not original

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another excellent eddie lacrosse book

I'm just addicted to the series by now. fun, easy listening with exciting storyline. this one was done especially well, because any imperfections in the plot could simply be attributed to the old tales.

one of my favorites definitely.

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hooked on the medieval detective genre

the premise for these stories are fantastic.
the performance is excellent.
I'm excited to read more

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just that good

I really did spend the latter half of this book trying to write a review for it in my head. And I couldn't really come up with anything, it speaks for itself. it's just that good

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a sword jockey detective

it's about expectations this is not some great epic fantasy novel but a kind of interesting story weaving swords fantasy and detective noir together with a good plot and a good performance.

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what a fun story!

loved this new spin on one of the all-time oldest stories. all the elements and some seriously bad puns. I'm really enjoying this series

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Awsome

Twists in characters I didnt see coming, I love the narration as it took a point that Eddie was telling a story, at times I forgot this and thought he was cheating on his girl.

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A story told like a Sherlock Holmes mystery

Although this tale takes place in eddies past, (Eddie is telling the story to the bar patrons at Angies place) it is reminiscent of Dr. Watson telling his tales of Sherlock. I think Alex did a great job with this book and is definitely one not to miss.

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once again good work

once again the author delivered a satisfying story which was emotional and funny.
I look forward to the next book.