By J. A. Pitts
(Tor Fantasy, Mass Market Paperback, 9780765364104, 400pp.)
Publication Date: May 22, 2012
Categories: Fantasy - Epic
Sarah Beauhall is a blacksmith, has a night job as a props manager for a low-budget movie, and spends her free time fighting in a medieval reenactment group. Her world falls apart when she discovers that dragons are real and live among us as shapeshifters; in fact, it is they who have been the secret masters of our world from time immemorial. On top of all this, it appears that Sarah has managed to reforge an ancient sword that everyone suddenly wants...and those who don’t want the weapon want Sarah to take on her destiny and become humanity’s saviour.
As Sarah tries to make her way in this new world, she discovers just how little she knows of reality. Fairies and dwarves and giants abound, the fault line of the Pacific Northwest is rife with ancient Norse magic. Odin himself appears with ravens at his side and cryptic advice for the fledgling heroine. And the cherry on the sundae? The discovery that Sarah’s girlfriend is from a family that has been battling these forces for generations and they look to Sarah as their last best hope.
What’s a girl to do when the powers of the world decide that you’re responsible for cleaning up the magical mess?
Honeyed Words is the second book in J. A. Pitts' Sarah Beauhall series.
J. A. PITTS is a graduate of the Oregon Coast Writers Workshops and holds degrees in English and Library Science. Honeyed Words is the sequel to Pitt’s first novel Black Blade Blues.
“Honeyed Words kept me completely enthralled from beginning to end. J. A. Pitts delivers a groundbreaking urban fantasy!” —Diana Rowland, author of Secrets of the Demon“A fast-moving, action-packed story… Sarah Beauhall is half girl, half warrior, and all attitude.”
—Louise Marley, author of The Singers of Nevya on Black Blade Blues
“Endlessly entertaining. A colliding mix of action and ancient myth—yet sexy with a dash of tongue-in-cheek humor. Not to be missed!”
—Barb and J.C. Hendee, authors of the Noble Dead Saga on Black Blade Blues
—Publishers Weekly on Black Blade Blues
“Dark urban fantasy with some clever touches that should appeal to urban fantasy fans.”
—Kirkus Reviews on Black Blade Blues