Alex Bledsoe

Wake of the Bloody Angel

My oldest son with a life-size replica of Blackbeard.

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 just has 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 years ago, 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 sexy former pirate queen in search of the infamous Black Edward Tew . . . and his even more legendary treasure.

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Praise for Wake of the Bloody Angel
Publishers Weekly Publishers Weekly
 
Action-packed and witty…the lead’s sardonic narrative voice will amply entertain readers.
Kirkus Reviews Kirkus Reviews
 
Another independently intelligible outing for freelance sword jockey Eddie LaCrosse…Series fans certainly won’t be disappointed.
Booklist Booklist
 
Bledsoe cleverly combines noir motifs with familiar piratical elements, creating a lighthearted adventure with a dark, serious core. 
The Founding Fields The Founding Fields
 
A great pirate/detective mashup set in a unique, magic-lite fantasy world is what this novel has to offer, in addition to a really memorable cast of characters.
Bookgasm Bookgasm
 
Bledsoe is getting better with each and every book.
Tiffany's Blog Tiffany’s Blog
 
…it’s like Philip Marlowe, but with more swords.