Night's Templar

Night's Templar

by Joey W. Hill

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Night's Templar by Joey W. Hill

Book XIII of the Vampire Queen Series
(While this title can standalone, some familiarity with the Vampire Queen world will enhance enjoyment.)

Lord Uthe, a member of the Vampire Council, was a Templar Knight centuries ago. Even up to the present day, he has attempted to honor the spirit of the Rule, despite the volatile and highly sexual nature of the vampire world. Yet now he's caught the attention of the Fae Lord Keldwyn, liaison between the Council and Fae Court. Keldwyn challenges Uthe's emotional isolation and dominant nature. When a quest from Uthe's past requires Keldwyn's help to protect both their worlds, Uthe will have to decide whether the Fae male is a gift from God to be cherished and trusted, or a curse that will make Uthe fail the Order he promised to serve all his life.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940151075381
Publisher: Story Witch Press
Publication date: 10/31/2015
Series: Vampire Queen Series , #13
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 131,543
File size: 755 KB

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Night's Templar 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great story, alot of history, even though alot not true but I love to hear about past character coming into the story but my most favorite, favorite part was when the Green brothers came into the pitcure to help Uthe as knights to fight the saracens! That was so awesome!! There my favorites!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This series by Ms. Hill continues to get better and better. I was captivated and enthralled by Uthe and Keldwyne's story. Of the many thousands of books I've read in my lifetime, this is on my top ten list. I only hope the series continues indefinitely.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The truth of an outstanding book is that even though it's pure fiction it touches you and makes you understand reality a little bit better. This book was a wonderful love story, but the thought, feelings, and actions of the characters are things you can aspire to in real life. This author always exceeds my hope or rather need for a good story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A fan of the whole series, this book is just as filled with sex scenes as previous books in the series but seems to dwell a lot more on the love story evolving than the BDSM elements heavily emphasized in the rest of the series. The story dies have a strong BDSM current, just the love story takes precedence.
sharonRNNJ More than 1 year ago
4.5 stars Joey W. Hill is a writer of immense talent and skill who could easily challenge our beloved authors of great literature for a position amongst their ranks. Ms. Hill writes erotic romance but her writings are also works of great literary beauty, insight, and spirituality. (Unfortunately, mainstream critics and the literati generally do not perceive erotic romance novels as literature, let alone great literature.) Night's Templar is the newest full-length novel in the Vampire Queen series. It is more "talky" than other books in the series and, in fact, reminded me of those books or plays that were dialogues between only two characters on life, politics, philosophy, love, and/or other topics. This, for the most part, made this reader feel like she was an eavesdropping observer of a new couple's intimate conversations as they learned about each other and themselves. I did not find this to be an unwanted feature of this book, just an unexpected one. We learn about the history of the Templars, the knight's spirituality, his self discipline, and his humility, fears, shame, acceptance of his own limitations, and, ultimately, his redemption. The knight was fleshed out to the extent that he was as real a "person" as any in a non-fiction work. However, I found that the Fae lord, his friend and lover, was not explored as in depth as the knight. We don't witness the internal conflict of the Fae to the extent that we do with the knight, which seemed to be a missed opportunity. For those of us who have read Ms. Hill's books, we know that she can write a scintillatingly raw and/or romantic sex scene that draws us into the minds, bodies, and souls of her characters. These scenes in Night's Templar are between two males and, in my opinion, are not so graphic as to cause a new reader to M/M sex to skip over these interactions. In my opinion, if the reader were to skip over these passages they would miss essential scenes of intimate discovery and relationship power dynamics between the characters. As, such, Ms. Hill's sex scenes are never superfluous; they propel and enrich the story. The "action" in Night's Templar occurs in the final 20-25 percent of the book. Like so many of Ms. Hill's action sequences in her other writings, these scenes are rendered so as to be cinematic in quality or evocative of any of the great paintings of battle or war. Night's Templar was an excellent entry in the Vampire Queen series yet different in approach from most of the others in the series. I found myself putting it down intermittently to reflect and savor what I had read. I am in awe of Ms. Hill's ability to draw me into this fantastical world and nearly convince me that if I could only look closely and long enough, I would be able to find a way to interact and live within it.
DSmamaroseDL More than 1 year ago
Review: Night’s Templar by Joey W Hill (Book #13, Vampire Queen Series) One of the problems that occur in long running book series are that the storylines, characters and plots can start to become too familiar. Just insert character A into scene B and tie it all up with C’s ending. Not necessarily a bad thing if the writing is good, but sticking to what’s worked in the past can ultimately lead to a slow death for the series as a whole. This is most definitely NOT the case with Joey W Hill’s latest book in her Vampire Queen series. Book 13 “Night’s Templar” is a revelation. Ms. Hill has taken the world she’s so beautifully created in Books 1-12 and expanded and enriched it tenfold. Weaving in Historical fact, legend and her own myths regarding the Knight Templars elevates this story to what is best in all great fiction. Immaculate storytelling. Lord Uthe (high- ranking member of the Vampire Council) and Lord Keldwyn (Fae liaison between the Vampire and Fae worlds) have been at the top of fan lists for a story of their own since first meeting the characters in earlier books. That there is an attraction between them has been evident from the beginning. How two sexual Dominants come together in a way that is true to both their natures is the task at hand. The story that unfolds in Night’s Templar brings a depth and gravitas not only to these two characters but to the entire Vampire series as a whole. As a former Templar Knight, Vampire Lord Uthe is a man who has dedicated his life to serving the needs of the Vampire race while still living as close to the Rule that dictated the day to day life of a Templar Knight. He accomplishes this without losing what is true to his Vampire nature. Honorable, Humble and Courageous, Uthe is a man determined to do what is asked of him, no matter the cost. A 900 year old promise and a secret that could end his life set him on a quest in the truest sense of the word. High Fae Lord Keldwyn is the best ambassador for his people as liaison to the Vampire Council. Breathtakingly beautiful, quick-witted and a Master at negotiation, Keldwyn is a force of Nature. He is a larger than life personality, yet you never know where you stand with the man. What isn’t immediately evident is the fact that Kel is just as Honorable and Courageous as Uthe. (And no, I didn’t say Humble, but I will add self-assured) Working together on the accord between their worlds, Uthe and Keldwyn find pleasure in debates, planning sessions and games of chess. The attraction between them unsettles Uthe, and intrigues Kel. Although sexually Dominant by nature, Uthe has limited his sexual interactions with his 3rd marked servant to the physical aspects only. To allow himself to engage on an emotional level that so many of his fellow Vampires have with their servants would go against his desire to live as closely to the tenets of his Templar beliefs as possible. That Keldwyn stirs such intense need in him, both sexually and emotionally, makes his task that much more difficult to accomplish… Especially when Kel insists on going with him. As their journey together to fulfill Uthe’s promise takes them deeper into the Fae world, we are witness to their struggles to find meaning and connection in the feelings and desires they can no longer deny. Their sexual encounters peel back the layers on what lies deep within their hearts. Love, belonging, service and ownership are poignantly revealed to show how Dominance and submission can set our souls f
In_My_Humble_OpinionDA More than 1 year ago
Epic fantasy from a master! The nature of submission is a theme that runs through each of Joey W. Hill’s books. In Night's Templar Lord Uthe has submitted to Gods will and the Rule of the Templar Knights. Becoming a Templar Knight saved his sanity and gave him a way to serve while still being a dominant male vampire. While a Knight Uthe was given a duty/quest that he as a vampire was uniquely fitted for. It has been centuries and his mind is failing but it is now time to finish his quest. To aid him in his quest is the most arrogant, sexy and powerful male he can remember meeting, Fae Lord Keldwyn. Kel trips all his buttons making Uthe’s beleaguered mind wonder all the more about the nature of dark and light. Can he trust Kel? Can he trust himself? Night's Templar is a wonderful trip into the world of Lord Uthe. Lord Uthe has been an important secondary character in this series. He has been one of the more reasonable voices on the Vampire Council. A steady companion and advisor to the Queen he stood for Daegan Rei and sired Evan and now we get to peek further into the mind and man behind the deeds. We also get to meet the Fae Lord Keldwyn. Kel is a total dominant and he wants Uthe. When Uthe’s quest requires him to enter the Fae lands Kel uses it to force Uthe to submit to both their desires and labels it payment so Uthe can lie to himself. When feelings go beyond payment and the going gets tough can Uthe truly submit to both Gods and Kel’s will? If m/m or playing with the Knights Templar disturbs you don’t read this book. If you want to read a finely crafted multi layered tale that will leave you wanting to immediately return to this fantastic world this is for you. This book can be read standalone but you will get more out of it if you’ve read the series. This is a book I will reread again and again.