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Burn Me Deadly by Alex Bledsoe
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Aug 30, 2010

it was amazing
bookshelves: epic-fantasy, mystery
Read in August, 2010

Although I have a soft spot for Wisconsin authors, I am especially fond of ones that take genres where they were not originally meant to go. Alex does just that (again) with the second Eddie Lacrosse book. Although set in a fictional sword-wielding land (with strongly Wisconsin names), the style of the story and most of the characters personalities are drawn from detective noir.

When you finally see a traditional fantasy trope used, you are so involved in the noir feel for it that you have the sense of disbelief that those things exist in this world, which offers the pop that you would not get from a traditional fantasy setting.

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