Still if I ruin it for you you might get ticked off. So I won't tell This book is excellent The opening sequence of this book broke me up. This book is excellent as we follow Eddie on a missing person's case. It's a cold case. As Agent Gibbs would say, it has icicles. The person has been missing for 20 years.
And he's a pirate. Pirates don't generally want to be tracked down anyway. I'm not a huge fan of pirate novels.
BUT this one is good. We get a good story as we follow Eddie and Jane as they attempt to track down Black Edward.
follow url We're not only going to get a good story we're going to find out more about some of our recurring characters. I like this series I got into it the series slowly but find it has become one I can highly recommend. View 1 comment. The latest in the Eddie LaCrosse series sees Eddie delving into the past of his friend, Angelina, searching for her lost love. This book is like Eddie has joined the cast of Pirates of the Caribbean.
Not as funny as the earlier books and for me this sits about level with the second book. There was a lot of pirate cliche but it was a fun book nonetheless. I would like to see Alex Bledsoe really mix it up for the next book though. Jul 08, Tasula rated it really liked it. Another in the series about sword jockey swordsman Eddie Lacrosse- this time he is hired to track down a pirate who disappeared 20 years earlier.
He enlists the help of an ex-pirate, Jane Argo, and they set out on what seems like an impossible task. Lots of good characters along the way, and a good mystery.
Eddie doesn't take himself too seriously, there's plenty of action, and it's quite enjoyable. Another great Eddie LaCrosse adventure. To be precise it is the fourth one. Author Alex Bledsoe neither gets tired nor lapse in to routine. Eddie comes across as fresh as in the first story. I liked it a lot that sailing vessels play an important role.
Aug 18, Jacob Proffitt rated it really liked it Shelves: fantasy , mystery.
When it comes right down to it, I think my attachment to this series is built around how much I like Eddie LaCrosse. He's a good guy who has been bad but made a conscious effort to change. His past gave him skills that, when used to make a living, put him in continual contact with really bad people and an opportunity to help the occasional good person caught in a bad situation. That makes for compelling stories In this book, Eddie takes a job from When it comes right down to it, I think my attachment to this series is built around how much I like Eddie LaCrosse.
In this book, Eddie takes a job from the enigmatic Angelina and we get to learn her history. Also: the occasional individual that needs a guiding, or rescuing, hand. It's important to note that Bledsoe doesn't glamorize pirates as so many of our own stories and myths do.
They're brutal and nasty and prone to acts of considerable evil to get the booty they consider themselves entitled to. This time, much of the brutality is buffered by being in the past and Eddie is mostly batting clean-up with a band of reformed sometimes only lightly, but at least enough to tame their violent excesses pirates turned pirate-hunters.
So while bad things happen to helpless people, it's nowhere near the level we got in, say, Burn Me Deadly. Reformation from past deeds makes up a lot of both the overt and covert emotional journey in this book. Yeah, we get that a lot with Eddie, but all of the main characters and many of the side ones have made or are making that transition in this book.
While it'd be too much to say that there is a theme of redemption , per se, there is a wonderfully complex exploration of choosing to be better than you were and the reasons why it is important to do so both personally and socially. And I'm looking forward to seeing Eddie's would-be apprentice show up in future novels.
I rather liked him even if I can't exactly remember his name Jul 08, Audra Unabridged Chick rated it really liked it Shelves: secret-identities , places-fictional-places , tres-amusing , guilty-pleasure , heroine-unusually-attractive , skeletons-in-the-closet. Sadly, I couldn't quite manage to get to books two and three before needing to review this one, but rest assured I'm going to go back and do so after loving book one so much I went out and bought all three!
Like the first book, the mood and vibe of this book is what I just loved: it's wry, sardonic, a bit tongue-in-cheeks, kind sexy, very 'masculine', and I had a great time with this first book of this series, The Sword-Edged Blonde , and I just knew I'd love the rest of Bledsoe's books.
Like the first book, the mood and vibe of this book is what I just loved: it's wry, sardonic, a bit tongue-in-cheeks, kind sexy, very 'masculine', and wonderfully escapist. The comparisons to private investigator pulp feels accurate: there's a wry hero, dirty urban landscapes, some sex, some murder.
In this book, our hero, Eddie LaCrosse -- battered, loyal, rough around the edges but obviously bearing a heart-of-gold -- takes on a case from a close friend. He's asked to find her lover, an infamous pirate, who was last in touch twenty years ago. Quickly, of course, things get a bit complicated -- there's a kid, debate of the pirate's origins, rumors of treasure, lies, misinformation, misdirection, and messy adventure. What seems, on the surface, to be bouncy, banter-y fun disguises a much darker story -- and it's this seedier, discomforting ugliness that really captured me and has me addicted to this series.
I think this would stand alone fine, but would be a bit of a crashing introduction to Eddie LaCrosse and his world. Check out the author's website, where you can download the first chapter of this book and get a sense of his writing and world-building -- and if you like, I highly recommended starting with the first book and reading on from there. I'm grateful I can go back to read books two and three because waiting for another Eddie LaCrosse book now would kill me! Jul 10, Sarah rated it really liked it Shelves: tor , fantasy , read-in , arc-or-review-copy.
Wake of the Bloody Angel is one of those books that a lot of fun to read, and the fast pace will ensure that the pages turn themselves. Wake of the Bloody Angel is a fast paced crime-mystery-fantasy mash-up that is sure to please a wide variety of readers. This book is fast, action packed, and fun. Bledsoe seems to improve with each novel, and this is no exception.
Time tried fans of the series will fine enjoy the addition of Jane Argo and the change of scenery, as well as the rich personal history they will learn about the mysterious Angelina. View all 4 comments. May 11, Theresa rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Any-age-app-Fantasy-lover. Shelves: favorites , giveaway-favorites , arc-s-favorites , reads , first-reads , 5-stars. I've added this book to my favorites- on goodreads. I have already ordered another book from this series- can't wait.
Apr 30, Karlo rated it really liked it Shelves: fantasy , mystery-detective , own. I'm still enjoying this mix of detective and fantasy fiction. This one takes to the sea for some Pirate flavour, and the mix of Jane and Eddie on the Southern Sea made for compelling reading. Their repartee had a wonderful Boggey and Baccall flavour for me; and once again, Bledsoe managed to steer that standard adventure feeling into "Dark Victory" territory.
I can't get enough of these books; I hope Bledsoe sells enough to keep them coming. Feb 02, Emmalee rated it really liked it Shelves: fantasy , pirates. This is the first book I've read in the Eddie laCrosse series. Eddie is basically your standard private eye, except it's a fantasy world, it's the golden age of piracy..
This is a thoroughly enjoyable tale about Black Edward which may bring Blackbeard or other famous pirates to mind when reading the book and what happened to him. I'm a fan of Treasure Island. Give me an ole' fashioned swash buckling adventure and I'm a happy girl. Intertwine the pirates with some excellent characters and a bit of heart, not to mention some intrigue, and I'm not going to put a book down!
I read this in two sittings, and that is only because my Kindle died on me and had to be re-charged! An excellent, excellent adventure! Apr 27, Joy rated it liked it Shelves: fantastic-fiction , series. I don't recommend binge reading this series. Each book is a stand alone mystery, has very little supernatural elements and the humor has begun to wear on me.
I get my books from the library so I usually take out a series but I recommend these as light filler between more complex stories. Mar 02, Deborah Replogle rated it it was amazing. Very clever, Bledsoe. Very, very clever.
How can one not finish a book that a few pages in reads: "There's a port on a western bay Twenty years ago there was a girl who worked in a tavern laying whiskey down. She was tough, reasonably attractive, and never wanted for male attention. She had no family, no past, no plans, and she liked it that way.