Wake of the Bloody Angel
By Alex Bledsoe
(Tor Books, Paperback, 9780765327451, 352pp.)
Publication Date: July 3, 2012
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 has just 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, 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 former pirate queen in search of the infamous Black Edward Tew…and his even more legendary treasure.
ALEX BLEDSOE is the author of three previous Eddie LaCrosse novels, The Sword-Edged Blonde, Burn Me Deadly, and Dark Jenny. Bledsoe is also a contributor to Tor.com.
“Try suggesting this to fans of Jim Butcher’s Dresden Files.”
—Booklist, Starred Review on Dark Jenny
“Bledsoe skillfully combines humor, action, deduction, and emotion to make the material fresh and engaging for fans of both fantasy and noir.”
—Publishers Weekly, Starred Review, on Dark Jenny “This well-crafted novel should appeal to fans of Glen Cook’s Garret P.I. novels.”
—Library Journal on Dark Jenny
“Gives every evidence that Bledsoe’s combination of sword and sorcery with hard-boiled detection will have a long and successful run.” —Publishers Weekly, Starred Review, on Burn Me Deadly
“An entertaining, well-crafted melding of fantasy and hard-boiled detective fiction.”
—Kirkus Reviews on Burn Me Deadly