Format: Trade Paperback
Dimensions: 416 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.92 in
Published: July 5, 2011
Publisher: Tom Doherty Associates
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0765329077
ISBN - 13: 9780765329073
About the Book
Sarah Beauhall is a blacksmith who spends her free time fighting in a medieval reenactment group, but her world falls apart when she discovers that dragons are actually real and living among us as shape shifters.
Read from the Book
One Jimmy Cornett, the leader of Black Briar, paced the length of the room, eleven long strides before turning and making the return trip. In his left hand he carried a highball glass with three fingers of Glenlivet single-malt scotch but had not taken the first sip. His world had gotten a helluva lot more complicated these last six months. Running the farm and Black Briar was full-time work. He loved the reenactment and the swordplay, but until this spring, that’s what it had been: play. When the dragon attacked the farm with choppers full of trolls and giants, the thin veneer of it all slid right off the cracker. His sister, Katie, had a better handle on it all. He’d always discounted her beliefs, nodding and patting her on the head. But they were definitely the children of their parents, and the secret world of dragons and myth should not have come as such a surprise to him. Of course, they had been rather vague on the whole “dragons will attack your farm in helicopters” aspect of it all. He felt a tightening in his chest as he thought back to the battle just a few months earlier. Black Briar had been prepared, sort of. They’d trained for the various reenactment wars around the country. They were good, a well-considered mercenary house on the fringes of the stalwart Society kingdoms. While the Society of Creative Anachronism did things right, down to the linen shirts and hand-sewn boots, real steel weapons and man-to-man combat, nothing
From the Publisher
Sarah Beauhall is a blacksmith, has a night job as a props manager for a low-budget movie, and spends her free time fighting in a medieval re-enactment group. Her world falls apart when she discovers that dragons are real and live among us as shapeshifters; in fact, it is they who have been the secret masters of our world from time immemorial. On top of all this, it appears that Sarah has managed to reforge an ancient sword that everyone suddenly wants...and those who don’t want the weapon want Sarah to take on her destiny and become humanity’s saviour.
As Sarah tries to make her way in this new world, she discovers just how little she knows of reality.  Fairies and dwarves and giants abound, the fault line of the Pacific Northwest is rife with ancient Norse magic. Odin himself appears with ravens at his side and cryptic advice for the fledgling heroine.  And the cherry on the sundae?  The discovery that Sarah’s girlfriend is from a family that has been battling these forces for generations and they look to Sarah as their last best hope.
What’s a girl to do when the powers of the world decide that you’re responsible for cleaning up the magical mess?
About the Author
J. A. Pitts is a graduate of the Oregon Coast Writers Workshops and holds degrees in English and Library Science. Honeyed Words is the sequel to Pitt’s first novel Black Blade Blues.
Praise for Black Blade Blues:
“A hip, urban take on dragons and dwarves packed with great one-liners like ''Troll at two o''clock.'' Add to that, a sexy blacksmith in Doc Martens. It''s about time we had a fantasy heroine like Sarah Beauhall!”—Kay Kenyon, author of Bright of the Sky
“Endlessly entertaining.  A colliding mix of action and ancient myth—yet sexy with a dash of tongue-in-cheek humor.  Not to be missed!”—Barb and J.C. Hendee, authors of the Noble Dead Saga