Tuesday, August 9, 2016
He Drank, and Saw the Spider by Alex Bledsoe
This was pretty cool. It's the fifth book in a series following a "sword jockey" named Eddie LaCrosse in a fantasy type historical world. He is kind of like a private eye in a sense who finds himself solving mysteries.
This book starts off with Eddie trying to save a man from being mauled to death by a bear. He doesn't manage to save the man, but he does manage to save the baby the man was carrying. He takes the baby, drops her off with a family in a nearby town, and then moves on with his life. Or so he thinks. 16 years later, he finds his way back to this town an older man with his girlfriend, and searches out the girl. Just in time to help save her again.
What really drew me in to this book at first was the title. What an interesting title! I was dying to know what that meant, and what the context was. Well, thankfully this book explained! The only thing was, it was repeated a whole bunch of times, which kind of drove me nuts. It's like when movies say the name of the movie in the movie, which is cool, but when they repeat it a whole bunch of times, it's just too much.
I liked the characters, I liked the story, I liked the world they live in, and I want to read more. The characters were colorful and interesting, and I found the story quite compelling.
Even so, I don't think I am going to be running back to the library to pick up another one but I will be adding this series to my ever growing list to read. I will read more about Eddie LaCrosse and his adventures at some point for sure!
I hate rating books out of 5 but I think if I had to rate this one, I would give it a 3.75/5. I liked it, but... there was something missing. Still, it was good!
Recommendation: Fans of fantasy, of other worlds, of live saving missions, and funny but real sounding characters, this is for you!
The puppy got involved in my photo shoot again. He always wants to be the center of attention!