Review: Knight Blindness – Chris Karlsen
A knight of old, Stephen Palmer’s life has taken a different turn. One minute, he’s charging through the French enemy lines. The next, he finds himself astride a bed in a hospital wounded the point he isn’t sure if he’ll truly survive. The kicker? The year is no longer 1356.
Stuck in modern times, Stephen is well out of his element. Everything around him has changed, and he’s forced to learn everything he needs to know as quick as he can. It doesn’t matter that he’s come from another time and place. He’s stuck in 2013 until he can find a way back home. Something, unfortunately, that seems extremely impossible, given his current circumstances. He’s wounded, after all, and currently unable to fend for himself.
To Stephen’s surprise, he’s not alone in the new world he now finds himself in. Several of his friends have crossed over with him. While they have learned to live new lives, and are intent on showing him the ropes, he’s unable to grasp just how much changed. Never-the-less, he’ll do his best to get used to things until such a time when he’ll be able to make it back home.
His only saving grace comes in the guise of the beautiful and quite intriguing Esme Crippen. She’s been sent to help him come to terms with his current predicament, and tutor him in what he needs to know. Granted, she doesn’t quite believe that he’s a knight from another time, something Stephen is determined to help her understand by any means necessary. In his mind, she’s everything he could ever want in a woman, and more.
Unfortunately, things seem too good to be true. His enemy on the field has also crossed over, intent on settling the score between them, once and for all. If Stephen is to find happiness within Esme’s arms, he’ll need to confront Roger Marchand, and put a stop to the man’s sordid machinations before he can finish what he started on the battlefield so long ago. Only then can he truly find his way home.
A truly delightful story, I enjoyed Knight Blindness immensely. The reader finds him/herself smack-dab in the middle of Stephen’s turmoil. He’s had to come to terms with a good many things so quickly – his being wounded, his blindness, and the fact that he’s in a completely different time frame. Chris has taken elements of old and new, and blended them together to give us a refreshing take on a medieval fairy tale. I call it a fairy tale because that’s what it truly is. She’s injected so much feeling and emotion into the story that it almost pours off the page. Knights In Time is a series you’ll definitely want to immerse yourself in. I look forward to what comes next!
Available for purchase via the following retailers:
- Amazon http://www.amazon.com/Knight-Blindness-Knights-Time-ebook/dp/B00E2QS488
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Ready for battle, Medieval English knight, Stephen Palmer, charges into the French enemy’s cavalry line. Heeding a warning given months before, he hesitates as he comes face-to-face with the knight in the warning. Struck down in the year 1356, he finds himself landing in the year 2013. Grievously wounded, he’s taken to a nearby hospital. Confused by the new world surrounding him, he attempts to convince the staff he’s from another time, only to find they think him mad.
Rescued by friends, who, to his surprise, have also come through time, he must find a way to function in this odd modern England. He is quickly enchanted by the kind Esme Crippen, the young woman hired to tutor him. She too is enchanted by him. Tempted to deepen the relationship, she hesitates thinking him adorable, but mad. He must discover the means for getting her to believe the truth, all the while, unknown to him, he didn’t come forward in time alone. The enemy knight has also traveled to 2013.
French noble, Roger Marchand, doesn’t question why the English knight who charged him hesitated. That fraction of a pause gave him the advantage needed and he brought his sword down upon the Englishman’s helmet hard, unhorsing the knight. He moved to finish the Englishman off when the world changed in a rush of sensations as he is ripped through time.
Seeking a reason for the terrible event, he enters a nearby chapel. There, thinking God has chosen him for a quest to turn French defeat that day in 1356 to victory, he sets out to find the English knight. The man he is convinced holds the key to time. If he returns to the day of the battle, he can warn his king of mistakes that snatched victory from them.
About The Author:
I was born and raised in Chicago. My father was a history professor and my mother was, and is, a voracious reader. I grew up with a love of history and books.
My parents also love traveling, a passion they passed onto me. I wanted to see the places I read about, see the land and monuments from the time periods that fascinated me. I’ve had the good fortune to travel extensively throughout Europe, the Near East, and North Africa.
I am a retired police detective. I spent twenty-five years in law enforcement with two different agencies. My desire to write came in my early teens. After I retired, I decided to pursue that dream. I write two different series. My paranormal romance series is called, Knights in Time. My romantic thriller series is, Dangerous Waters.
I currently live in the Pacific Northwest with my husband, four rescue dogs and a rescue horse.
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