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A Blade So Black

(2018)
(The first book in the Blade So Black series)
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A Blade So Black delivers an irresistible urban fantasy retelling of Alice in Wonderland . . . but it's not the Wonderland you remember.

The first time the Nightmares came, it nearly cost Alice her life. Now she's trained to battle monstrous creatures in the dark dream realm known as Wonderland with magic weapons and hardcore fighting skills. Yet even warriors have a curfew.

Life in real-world Atlanta isn't always so simple, as Alice juggles an overprotective mom, a high-maintenance best friend, and a slipping GPA. Keeping the Nightmares at bay is turning into a full-time job. But when Alice's handsome and mysterious mentor is poisoned, she has to find the antidote by venturing deeper into Wonderland than she's ever gone before. And she'll need to use everything she's learned in both worlds to keep from losing her head . . . literally.

Debut author L.L. McKinney delivers an action-packed twist on an old classic, full of romance and otherworldly intrigue.

An Imprint Book

Praise for A Blade So Black:

"Mixing elements of Alice in Wonderland and Buffy the Vampire Slayer. . .a delectable urban twist on beloved fairy tales." - Entertainment Weekly

"With a modern flair, a rich backstory, and just enough emotional heft, this particular looking glass will have readers eagerly falling through it." - The Bulletin


Genre: Urban Fantasy

Praise for this book

"Wholly original and absolutely thrilling—A Blade So Black kicks so much (looking gl)ass." - Heidi Heilig

"I loved the 'our world' framing and the 'other world' adventure so deeply. They were at such odds, but the overall effect was just chefkiss.gif perfect." - E K Johnston

"With memorable characters and page-turning thrills, A Blade So Black is the fantasy book I've been waiting for my whole life. Alice is Black Girl Magic personified." - Angie Thomas


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Used availability for L L McKinney's A Blade So Black

Hardback Editions

September 2018 : USA Hardback
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Title: A Blade So Black
Author(s): L L McKinney
ISBN: 1-250-15390-5 / 978-1-250-15390-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Imprint
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Paperback Editions

September 2019 : USA Paperback
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Title: A Blade So Black
Author(s): L L McKinney
ISBN: 1-250-21166-2 / 978-1-250-21166-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Square Fish
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


September 2018 : UK Paperback
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Title: A Blade So Black
Author(s): L L Mckinney
ISBN: 1-78909-005-9 / 978-1-78909-005-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Titan Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Audio Editions

October 2018 : USA Audio CD
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Title: A Blade So Black
Author(s): L L McKinney
ISBN: 1-250-20731-2 / 978-1-250-20731-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Macmillan Young Listeners
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


October 2018 : USA Audio edition
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Title: A Blade So Black: A Blade So Black, Book 1
Author(s): L L McKinney
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
Availability: Amazon   


October 2018 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: A Blade So Black: A Blade So Black, Book 1
Author(s): L L McKinney
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
Availability: Amazon CA   


October 2018 : UK Audio edition
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Title: A Blade So Black: A Blade So Black, Book 1
Author(s): L L McKinney
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

September 2018 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: A Blade So Black
Author(s): L L McKinney
Publisher: Imprint
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


September 2018 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: A Blade So Black
Author(s): L L McKinney
Publisher: Titan Books
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU