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Alex Bledsoe

The Key to the Coward’s Spell

, || Nursing an injured arm while on the job searching for a missing kid is bad enough for sword jockey Eddie LaCrosse. But when he discovers a smuggling ring rumored to be protected by powerful magic, he seeks out old friends and new to lend a hand. A tale set in Alex Bledsoe's popular medieval noir world.

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We want to send you a galley copy of Chapel of Ease, the latest book in Alex Bledsoe's Tufa series, available September 6th from Tor Books!

Chapel of Ease

|| Book 4 in the Tufa series. When Matt Johanssen auditions for the off-Broadway musical "Chapel of Ease," he is instantly charmed by Ray Parrish, the show's writer and composer. Matt soon learns that Ray's people call themselves the Tufa, and that the musical is based on the history of his isolated home town. But there is one question in the show's script that Ray refuses to answer: what is buried in the ruins of the chapel of ease?

He Drank and Saw the Spider (Excerpt)

, || After he fails to save a stranger from being mauled to death by a bear, a young mercenary is saddled with the baby girl the man died to protect. He leaves her with a kindly shepherd family and goes on with his violent life. Now, sixteen years later, that young mercenary has grown up to become cynical sword jockey Eddie LaCrosse. When his vacation travels bring him back to that same part of the world, he can't resist trying to discover what has become of the mysterious infant. He finds that the child, now a lovely young teenager named Isadora, is at the center of complicated web of intrigue involving two feuding kings, a smitten prince, a powerful sorceress, an inhuman monster, and long-buried secrets too shocking to imagine. And once again she needs his help.