5 Star Review for Blue Eyes at Night by J.P. Wilder

Blue Eyes at Night receives a 5-Star Review on Amazon.

Dark, grim, and compelling tale of a Crusader fighting enemies alive and dead, a blue-eyed woman’s specter — and himself.

By Lokhos
BlueEyesAtNightThis review is from: Blue Eyes at Night (The Crusader Book 2) (Kindle Edition)
Blue Eyes at Night is Book 2 in the Crusader series, a startling title for such a dark, gritty historical fantasy series. Too clever? Or clever like a fox? If you’ve read The Crusader, you know to whom those blue eyes belong. J.P. Wilder is a smart, sophisticated writer who seasons his period tales with all the human failings and feelings necessary to raise this story far above the usual fare. But sweet romance readers be warned: Aaron, our hero, is young, brave and strong, yes — and a handful, conflicted and as volatile as they come: guilt from his last Crusade has become his only constant companion. Aaron is larger than life, but a twisted life, lubricated by drink and pursued by a woman in his dreams.
He recalls his adventures from the first book in this series in succinct, agonizing bits and pieces. Here’s one:

‘ “Send me home,” she’d begged as I sliced her open.” ‘

These words belong to the woman with the blue eyes of the title, and they chase Aaron all the way back to the Holy Land. Plagued by his ghosts and memories of war, he seeks redemption and finds a suicide mission. Not the first man of war to reach this point, or the last. But Aaron faces more betrayal, more murder and new enemies. All the while, the blue-eyed specter of the Vestal whispers in his ears nightly: “Send me home.”

I loved Blue Eyes at Night, and can’t wait for more stories of Aaron fighting enemies in body and mind. Complex yet simple, this story will haunt you too. Start here or start with The Crusader, once you’ve read one, you’ll want to read the other.

A note on presentation: this book is extremely well presented in its Kindle edition, much more elegant than its predecessor was when I read it. It’s nice to find a Kindle original that so respects the reader.

Get the book Here.

I’ll keep the lantern lit.


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