Monday, 28 January 2019

The Night Knight by C H Clepitt + #Giveaway

The Night Knight (Guild of Dream Warriors #2) by C H Clepitt
Self published in July 2018.

How I got this book:
Received a review copy from the author

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

"It's hard to sleep when you're afraid to close your eyes..."

Bella is playing catch up. Ten years in a coma has left her feeling out of every loop. When a mysterious knight begins to invade her dreams, she finds herself pulled into a war which is threatening to spill out of her dreams and into reality.

The second in the Guild of Dream Warriors series hits the ground running, and doesn't pause for breath until the end.

I loved that Clepitt switches the narrator for this second volume of her Guild of Dream Warriors series. It's a brave move to give the lead voice to a new character, and I feel it works well here. The first book, My Dream Woman, was narrated by Andi with Bella comatose for the most part. Now Bella is very much awake and we follow her experiences through the next stage of the Dream Warriors' battle. Bella is a softer character than Andi. Comatose for a decade, she also has a touching naivete due to her lack of social integration. When a faceless Knight appears, I could completely understand why Bella would swiftly fall for them. The romance aspect of this novella fits well in between the faster, aggressive scenes and I liked these emotional contrasts. The differences between dream world and real world are effective too. Clepitt has a deft touch in concisely describing her locations.

Although The Night Knight does have a self-contained storyline, I don't think it could easily be read as a standalone novella. The Dream Warriors world is well explained in My Dream Woman and, while I appreciated Clepitt not bogging this second volume down with recaps of what we've already learned, that does also mean this is (so far at least) a series that benefits from being read in order.

And now it's time for the Giveaway!

The prize is an ebook edition of either The Night Knight OR the first book in C H Clepitt's Guild of Dream Warriors series, My Dream Woman, gifted to the winner via Smashwords. I will ask the winner which book they would prefer.
Open internationally until midnight (UK time) on the 11th February 2019.

Entry is by way of the Gleam widget below. This giveaway is entirely my own and is not affiliated with either the author or Smashwords. I just really want more readers to be aware of this book!
(GDPR: Gleam will ask for your email address so that I am able to contact the winner. I will then need to tell Smashwords that winning email address so they can send out the book.)

The Night Knight by C H Clepitt ebook giveaway

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  1. I just realized when I went to follow you on twitter that i didnt already! I thought I for sure did since i check your blog almost everyday! I know this review is more for the second book but Im definitely interested in reading the first!

    1. Thank you so much for the follow, and all your visits! I do appreciate it :-)
      I thought I would offer the option for the giveaway winner to get the first book as I think the series benefits from being read in order. They're fun reads for me!

  2. It sounds like the bold choice by the author was done so well and I am glad you really appreciated it. And the romance sounds good. I love when a sequel is so enjoyable :)

    1. I'm loving this series! It's very different to my usual reads and makes for fun escapism :-)

  3. The Night Knight looks really interesting

  4. Congratulations to Laura S who's won The Night Knight giveaway!