November 12, 2013
The Jester by James Patterson
This was a different book for me. Of course, it is Patterson, so it isn’t all that foreign.
It is centered on the Crusades and definitely has a medieval feel to it.
One thing that is clear from the start is who the hero is and who you should be rooting for.
It is a crazy emotional journey though. It takes you through heartbreak and triumph, and back again.
Hugh De Luc is a fool, in more ways than one. But he is a smart fool.
He will go to any length to avenge and save the ones he loves. Even try to take over some of the strongest armies in the land.
Sometimes when you have nothing left to lose, you have to give it your all.
Will Hugh be proven to just be a fool, or will he save the land he loves?
I guess you will just have to read to find out!
Each character has their own interesting story line and backstory. They are all well developed, and by the end you feel as if you know them personally. This is a specialty of Patterson.
4/5 Stars. A little slow at times, but an interesting story, and when it isn’t slow, it is full of action!