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He Drank, and Saw the Spider

An Eddie LaCrosse Novel
Bledsoe, Alex (Book - 2014)
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He Drank, and Saw the Spider
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"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. They say a spider in your cup will poison you, but only if you see it. Eddie, helped by his smart, resourceful girlfriend Liz, must look through the dregs of the past to find the truth about the present--and risk what might happen if he, too, sees the spider"--
Authors: Bledsoe, Alex
Title: He Drank, and Saw the Spider
an Eddie LaCrosse novel
Publisher: New York, NY :, Tor Books,, 2014.
Characteristics: 317 pages :,map ;,22 cm
Content Type: text
Media Type: unmediated
Carrier Type: volume
Summary: "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. They say a spider in your cup will poison you, but only if you see it. Eddie, helped by his smart, resourceful girlfriend Liz, must look through the dregs of the past to find the truth about the present--and risk what might happen if he, too, sees the spider"--
Local Note: 1 6 7 9 15 33 53 69 80 109 118 148 152 210 216 226 231 245 262
ISBN: 0765334143
9780765334145
Statement of Responsibility: Alex Bledsoe
Subject Headings: Mercenary troops Fiction. Detective and mystery stories. Orphans Fiction. Swordsmen Fiction. Private investigators Fiction.
Genre/Form: Fantasy fiction, American.
Detective and mystery stories, American.
Mystery fiction.
Fantasy fiction.
Topical Term: Mercenary troops
Detective and mystery stories.
Orphans
Swordsmen
Private investigators
LCCN: 2013025455
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