Black Blade Blues by J.A. Pitts

I was a little apprehensive about reading Black Blade Blues after I took it home from Borders, mainly because I knew absolutely nothing about it.  Of the three books I picked up that day, Black Blade Blues was the only one I didn’t even bother to read the back cover of.  I pulled it off the shelf at random and took it to the check out counter as a last, futile attempt to honor the dying chain bookstore.

I put off reading Black Blade Blues until last just to give my brain some time to open up to whatever this overly sexy, white haired blacksmith girl story had in store for me.  What I ended up with was a heaping helping of relationship drama, some confusing plot twists and some dragons, all of whom are total dicks.

On the upside, it also introduced Sarah Beauhall, who is probably one of the most well thought out female leads I’ve seen in a fiction book in quite some time.

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