Black Blade Blues by J. A. Pitts
- Paperback: 400 pages
- Publisher: Tor Books; 1 edition (April 27, 2010)
- Language: English
- Genre: Urban Fantasy
Book Blurb: Sarah Beauhall has more on her plate than most twenty-somethings: day job as a blacksmith, night job as a props manager for a low-budget movie, and her free time is spent fighting in a medieval re-enactment group.
When the lead actor breaks Sarah’s favorite one-of-a-kind sword, it sends the director into fits. Sarah agrees to repair the blade to avoid reshooting scenes.
One of the extras claims to be a dwarf and offers to help her at the forge. That’s when things start to get weird. Could the sword really be magic, as he claims? Why does he want her to kill a Portland investment banker? And what is it about that homeless guy that has her on edge?
As if things weren’t surreal enough at that point, Sarah’s girlfriend Katie breaks out the dreaded phrase… “I love you.”
Black Blade Blues is about forging an existence in a world that is much different than one expects.
Oh, and dragons.
About J. A. Pitts: J. A. Pitts has written all his life. He has published a number of short stories. He has had many strong women in his life on which to base his female characters upon. To find more info about the author and his debut series go to his website. For some in depth information here is an author interview with J. A. Pitts at Tor.com.
This book was sent to Layers of Thought via the publisher. A big thank you to Tor and their publicist for sending this copy. How fun is this?
This is the first in a trilogy, and is an action packed urban fantasy with Nordic Mythological themes – very cool. This book will be perfect for the GLBT (mini) Challenge 2010, which has an August theme which is speculative fiction.
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