If you haven't read Alex Bledsoe so far, you really should pick up The Sword-Edged Blone, his first fantasy novel about the adventures/investigations of freelance sword jockey Eddie LaCrosse. The fourth novel starring Eddie is just around the corner (Summer 2012) and is titled Wake of the Bloody Angel. Alex posted the cover for the book (which is illustrated by Larry Rostant, as was the latest novel) :
Twenty years ago, a barmaid in a harbor town fell for a young sailor who turned pirate to make his fortune. But what truly became of Black Edward Tew remains a mystery, one that just has fallen into the lap of freelance sword jockey Eddie LaCrosse.
For years, Eddie has kept his office above Angelina’s tavern, so when Angelina herself asks him to find out what happened to the dashing pirate who stole her heart years ago, he can hardly say no–even though the trail is two decades old. Some say Black Edward and his ship, the Bloody Angel, went to bottom of the sea, taking with it a king’s fortune in treasure. Others say he rules a wealthy, secret pirate kingdom. And a few believe he still sails under a ghostly flag, with a crew of the damned.
To find the truth, and earn his twenty-five gold pieces a day, Eddie must take to sea in the company of a sexy former pirate queen in search of the infamous Black Edward Tew . . . and his even more legendary treasure.
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