Title: The Knightmare
Author: Deborah Valentine
Publication Date: 2013
Format: E-Book - PDF
Source: Review Copy from Author
France, 1209: A Knight
Templar riding through an eerie forest is suddenly attacked by an
assassin as a man and woman watch from a distant hillside. When his
death seems certain, the woman takes up a sword...
Formula 1 race, Magny Cours: Observed by the very same couple, Conor
Westfield, a career-obsessed Scottish driver, is in a horrible racing
accident. Miraculously, he survives what seemed to be certain death.
he is recovering from his injuries Conor’s childhood nightmare recurs, a
strange jumble of terrifying images that feel more like memories than
dreams. Can it be mere coincidence that the very next morning he is
informed a mysterious woman with whom he had very brief affair has died
and left him as her heir? But this was no ordinary woman and no ordinary
affair. Dogged by a niggling feeling of déjà vu, Conor travels to
Amsterdam to identify the body. At her home he finds an illuminated book
that transports him back in time, to a woman he left behind and a life
lived in the shadow of a tragedy that cries out across 800 years for
Weaving history with the present, fact with fantasy,
The Knightmare is an unforgettable story of angels and alchemy, betrayal
and sacrifice, and a truly extraordinary love. (Goodreads Synopsis)
This is a book that I wished I could have liked more than I did. Certain chapters held my interest, but then other sections of the book I didn't care for so much. The premise was a good idea, but it didn't quite come together for me. Both narrative lines worked fine on their own, but they never truly blended into one story in my mind.
There was definite promise here, but the author didn't quite pull it into a cohesive whole this time. I'm still giving it three stars, though, as it did have some good moments and some interesting ideas.