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The Templar (Templars 1)

The Templar (Templars 1) [Kindle Edition]

Paul Doherty
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The second novel in Paul Doherty's brilliant series featuring the mysterious Templar Order.

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The Templars exploded onto the public conciousness with Dan Brown's THE DA VINCI CODE, now journey with Paul Doherty to 1095 and experience the founding of the Templar Order in all its epic and brutal detail.

1095 and crusading fervour has swept Europe. Christ's fief of Jerusalem has been seized by the Infidels. The Frankish Knights of the West are to march east to liberate the Holy City. Hugh de Payens and Godefroi of St Omer, the soon-to-be founders of the Templar Order, and Hugh's younger sister, Eleanor, leave the security of their homes in Burgundy, France, with a plan to join Count Raymond of Toulouse's army, and march across the known world to Jerusalem. Follow the crusaders as they march through Europe into the glories of Byzantium and onto Syria. Witness the hardships, bloodshed and trickery on their treacherous travels to the Holy Land and know that though the crusaders' journey, and this novel, will end with their entry into the Holy City, the Crusades have yet to begin in earnest.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 530 KB
  • Print Length: 388 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0755338502
  • Publisher: Headline (27 Nov 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B002V0923S
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #113,514 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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15 of 17 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Histocial Crime fun 6 Dec 2009
By Gareth Wilson - Falcata Times Blog TOP 500 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
If you want a mystery and are unsure on what to present as an unusal gift to that adventure Histocial Fiction/Crime fan in your life then you can pretty much guarantee that if they have a love for the mysterious Templars, that this, the latest offering by Paul Doherty will find a willing reader as his adventure unfurls. Taking myths and blending his own unique style of story telling to the adventure the reader will be kept on a rollercoaster as they try to keep up with our protagonists as each step appears and takes them in a new direction. A fun book and a good bit of light escapism.
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This is the concluding work of the third of Paul Doherty's series of history-based fiction I've read, and, like the Sorrowful Mysteries of Brother Athelstan and the Hugh Corbett mysteries, this book is a great read! My only complaint is that the series is too short with only two books. Unfortunately, there's not much to say about the Templars after the fall of the order at the hands of Philip IV of France.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Templars 8 May 2012
By bonjovi
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Unusual start to book by Paul Doherty as sent in the Middle East. The book became a page turner as I tried to find out who the wrongdoers were. The book has left itself open for a sequel and I look forward to reading it. Great read as it is also stand alone at the moment.
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3.0 out of 5 stars long term reader 8 Jan 2011
It is a good story in itself but starts too slowly and you never realize what exactly the main person is really up to at all.
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4.0 out of 5 stars More murder and mayhem in and around the Templar Order 2 Jan 2010
By S. Schwartz - Published on
This book is set in Jerusalem and in England during the year 1152-53. The Templar Order is still a force to be reckoned with in both places. King Stephen is fighting to maintain his crown in England amidst never ending civil war. This is the second book in Doherty's Templar series, and it is just as graphic as the first one, but very true to the era. At the centre of all this mayhem is a Templar knight by the name of Edmunde De Payens who is a relative of the great and infamous Hugh De Payens. Edmund finds himself in a great amount of danger while he is sent on missions by his order. And the driving force of all this evil is from a ruthless warlock who De Payenes is sent to find. As he searches in the Holy Land and in England he uncovers more evil than he can really take in. This Templar series of Doherty's is a winner. I love the era, and it's wonderful to read about this very secretive order.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars WOW! Better than the Templar! 21 April 2010
By Robert - Published on
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I loved this work. I reread the Templar before reading this and really enjoyed rereading it as there is so much I missed in the first reading. The Templar Magician is a different story that covers more of a theory of Templar involvement in the black arts at the same time using actual historical events. I wished he would have made it 200 pages longer. I really enjoyed it. Especially the end where the protagonist is last seen rearing up his destrier shouting "Deus Vult." Then back to the old woman and the monk who tell the story. Truly magical and fun.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars great medieval whodunit 8 Nov 2011
By Harriet Klausner - Published on
In 1152 in Tripoli, French Templar knight Edmund de Payens and his English comrade Philip Mayele observe the assassination of Count Raymond of Tripoli by killers who escape as the deceased's constable rages at the crowd, murdering the innocent. Angry Templar Grand Master Bertrand de Tremelai orders the arrest of the witness for failing to protect the count and for not capturing his killers.

Edmund hears rumors that the Naziris Islamic cult murdered the Count. However, even as he waits judgment, the Templar Knight feels deep in his gut that nothing adds up in this so called simple solution especially since the constables failed to pursue the assassins. As de Payens seeks the truth, his mentor William Trussell fears the loosening of entrance standards since the Templars' founding five decades ago will doom its future. De Payens' investigation takes him back to the Templars in England where he finds the truth does not free him.

The second Templar historical mystery (see The Templar) is a great medieval whodunit based on the real assassination of Count Raymond. Edmund is a fabulous protagonist who quickly believes that the Naziris are being framed, but also fears who he feels are behind setting up the Islamic sect. Filled with political machinations, readers will appreciate this excellent twelfth century mystery.

Harriet Klausner
5.0 out of 5 stars Twist on the Templars 22 Oct 2013
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I am fascinated by the Knights Templar. I was fascinated by the history Mr. Doherty in this twisted tale of mystery. The civil war between Stephen and FitzEmpress has been the backdrop of other historical fiction. This the first book I have read the brings it more to the forefront.
dePayne is thought to be unworldly and naive, but perfect dupe. His idealism is not his downfall but his strength in solving the murders and discovering Walkyn.
KUDOS to Mr. Doherty
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