Two great ones:
The first is The Crusader (someone may have already mentioned it). The Crusader: A Novel I love tales of the Templar Knights anyway, and this one is a *really* different take on it. Its central character is a Monk, who, thanks to the strong convictions of his best friend, feels the Lord's leading to go and fight in the Crusades. The way Eisner has written his internal struggle is nothing short of riveting.
The second is The Historian. Th Historian It's a completely unique take on the vampyre tale. Its central character is an actual historian, doing research in Europe on the Ottoman Empire and Vlad the Impaler, when his research takes him to the battle of the Turks and face-to-face with another historian. I won't give away the ending, this but this is one ending you will NEVER, in a million years, see coming.
In fact, now that they're both in digital, I need to reread them. I just can't rave about them enough, and no, I'm not associated with either author, it's just rare when a book excites me this much.
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