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Black Blade Blues (Sarah Beauhall Series #1)

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3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

humorous entertaining Norse fantasy

In the Seattle, Washington area Sarah Beauhall works as a blacksmith and budget movies props guru. In between, instead of sleeping with her girlfriend Katie who frightens her with words of love, she is a medieval warrior reenactor. During a filming of Elvis versus the...
In the Seattle, Washington area Sarah Beauhall works as a blacksmith and budget movies props guru. In between, instead of sleeping with her girlfriend Katie who frightens her with words of love, she is a medieval warrior reenactor. During a filming of Elvis versus the Goblins, her favorite unique sword is broken. To avoid costly delay, she agrees to repair the blade; a dwarf working as a goblin extra on the set offers to assist her.

The sword turns out to be the legendary Gram, which Nordic legend says Sigurd used to slay the dragon Fafnir; at least that is what her new "assistant" claims. However, evidence is on the way as a evil shape-shifting dragon and the Corpse Gnawer are coming to take Gram from Sarah, anyway they can.

This is a humorous entertaining Norse fantasy in twenty-first century Washington State. The fast-paced story line is action-packed as mythology and modernism converge on the heroine who holds the tale together as she struggles with shapeshifting dragons and other evil essences as well as with her relationship with Katie. Although too much circumstances occurs, readers will enjoy Black Blade Blues starting with the gender debate of the black sword Gram.

Harriet Klausner

posted by harstan on February 21, 2010

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2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

Smells like teen angst

Reading the free sample interested me enough to buy it. Then I was unable to finish. The core of the story is interesting enough (dwarves, dragons, smithing, etc.), but the main character drones on and on for pages about her relationship troubles. Tried skipping past...
Reading the free sample interested me enough to buy it. Then I was unable to finish. The core of the story is interesting enough (dwarves, dragons, smithing, etc.), but the main character drones on and on for pages about her relationship troubles. Tried skipping past that, but there was too much angst in the way to find the good parts.

posted by Farghen on July 5, 2011

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