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This novel is the second installment in the Last Werewolf Hunter series. For those of you not wanting spoilers, you should read Cry for the Moon first before starting on this novel.
Behind Blue Eyes was something of an accident. I hadn't originally intended to write an entire series about Zach and his werewolves. But I received so many requests from fans to hear more about what happened to him later on, I felt like it was something I ought to do. Looking back, I'm glad I did.
One of the difficult things about sequels is that each one has to be "bigger" than the one before, or else the series becomes stale and even disappointing. I didn't want that. So for any sequel to work, Zach had to become involved in something greater than just running away to escape from evil. He needed to go back, face it, and fight it.
So that's what he did, for most of this book. He also had his own insecurities and emotional problems to deal with at the same time he was having to fight the werewolves, of course, and he also had to face the question of how much he really believed in God and how far he was willing to trust Him. All this made for a very difficult time for him, because we always fight hardest when we have to fight ourselves.
Behind Blue Eyes focused very much on Zach's struggles within his own heart and mind, which is why the title was chosen. His internal thoughts and feelings played such a big role in the story, and sometimes never showed anywhere except behind his own eyes.
The character of Cameron Parker appeared for the first time in this series, and soon became very important. He gave Zach a connection to his family which he'd missed for a long time, and taught him not to feel sorry for himself because of his problems or to let his difficult past make him selfish. But Cameron also had his own demons to fight, and this helped to draw the boys close. He and Zach soon became almost like brothers.
The story is continued in More Golden Than Day.