It should have been a case like any other: a missing princess, a king
willing to pay in gold for her return. But before he realizes it, sword
jockey Eddie LaCrosse is swept up in a web of mystery and deceit
involving a brutally murdered royal heir, a queen accused of an
unspeakable crime, and the tragic past he thought he’d left behind.
In order to uncover the answers he seeks, Eddie must delve into the dark underbelly of society while digging deep into his own private history, drawing past and present together. Vast conspiracies, women both beautiful and deadly, and a centuries-old revenge scheme are only a few of the pieces in a lethal puzzle.
The Sword-Edged Blonde is a tour-de-force foray into a realm of action, intrigue, and murder.
"Some writers write funny stuff. Some writers write funny characters.
With The Sword-edged Blonde Alex Bledsoe has written a compelling story
with fascinating characters – who are so witty and whose attitude is so
wry that I laughed AND cared. That's real comedy, folks, the hardest
kind of fiction to write, and Bledsoe brings it off with panache." – Orson Scott Card
"The Sword-Edged Blonde has all the finesse and depth of a great hard-boiled mystery, but takes place in a fully-realized heroic fantasy setting. From start to finish, it's a treat for readers of either genre, and easily one of the better books I've had the pleasure of reading this year. Don't miss this one." – Charles deLint
Alex Bledsoe grew up in west Tennessee an hour north of Graceland and twenty minutes from Nutbush. He's been a reporter, editor, photographer and door-to-door vacuum cleaner salesman. He now lives between two big lakes in Wisconsin, writes before six in the morning and tries to teach his two sons to act like they've been to town before. He's published more than fifty short stories on topics as diverse as big-game hunters, mermaids, modern witches, Victorian gentlemen and country musicians. The Sword-Edged Blonde is his first novel.