John, the Long Arm, leads a life as a bounty hunter at the Three Heads. His name has spread far and wide across the north while plenty of gold weighs down his pockets. Just when everything seems to be going well for him, a group of soldiers order him to take on a new mission.
This time, his task is to track down a very dangerous man—a knight who rejected his oaths, turning his back on Gaeldeath and its ruler.
Will John choose the way of honour and devotion or will be succumb to his unquenchable thirst for wealth?
As part of “The Dance of Light” series, “The Knight of the Moon” is a novella which takes place seventeen years preceding the events of “The Return of the Knights.”
Thank you to the author for the ARC in exchange for an honest review.
The Knight of the Moon by Gregory Kontaxis is a great focal point for a brilliant character and an exciting entry to the Dance of Light series.
This was a novel that took us on a journey of discovery and honour. We walked along the path of darkness and immersed ourselves in the action. John himself is a tough character and Kontaxis has proven he can write complexity in a gripping and surreal way. We really feel for Johns relationships and thoughts and start to wonder what we would do in these situations. The personalities that Kontaxis has written resonate with real life and the sadness that we go through is a bitter hope.
The story itself left a hole that can only be filled by more in this world. Kontaxis has proven that you don’t need magic or creatures, although Return of the Knights handled these well, to make a great fantasy story. The expansion of an already established plot and world leaves us heaving for more. This series has had such a robust start and I am eager to see where this is going.
It is evident that Kontaxis has grown as a writer between this and The Return of the Knights and with a story that dives into authentic character work alongside a hearty plot, this author has definitely earned a place amongst those to keep an eye on.