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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Treasure Island or Giligan's Island? You decide.
It was with great anticipation that I approached this book. Although I consider myself fairly well versed on things Rosslyn / Templar, I was eager to learn about Oak Island and its special significance, for the first time. At the end of the day I was not disappointed.
Here's the rub, however. While Sora is easy to read and presents a credible history of the...
Published on 29 Jun 1999

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2.0 out of 5 stars Okay, but look elsewhere if Oak Island is your real interest
The mystery of Oak Island and The Money Pit has fascinated my father and me for years. I bought him this book as a present relying on others' reviews. Don't be misled --- if you really want to read all about Oak Island and the Money Pit look elsewhere. Only a couple of mono-pictures in the whole book where there was surely potential for more. The book reflects its title (...
Published on 28 Jun 2001


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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Okay, but look elsewhere if Oak Island is your real interest, 28 Jun 2001
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This review is from: Lost Treasure of the Knights Templar: Solving the Oak Island Mystery (Paperback)
The mystery of Oak Island and The Money Pit has fascinated my father and me for years. I bought him this book as a present relying on others' reviews. Don't be misled --- if you really want to read all about Oak Island and the Money Pit look elsewhere. Only a couple of mono-pictures in the whole book where there was surely potential for more. The book reflects its title ( fair enough ! ) and has a lot more background information on Knights Templar, masons etc. Still a decent read but I haven't found the perfect book I want, giving the history and details of the pit with full details of all current theories.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Treasure Island or Giligan's Island? You decide., 29 Jun 1999
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This review is from: Lost Treasure of the Knights Templar: Solving the Oak Island Mystery (Paperback)
It was with great anticipation that I approached this book. Although I consider myself fairly well versed on things Rosslyn / Templar, I was eager to learn about Oak Island and its special significance, for the first time. At the end of the day I was not disappointed.
Here's the rub, however. While Sora is easy to read and presents a credible history of the Hidden Treasures in question, little or no proof is provided of the transfer of these treasures from one destination to another (e.g. from Roslyn to Oak Island in particular).
Furthermore, our expectations are falsely set from the outset; "Solving The Oak Island Mystery," it says on the front cover. Did he say solving? Discussed certainly, but far from solving.
All in all I would recommend this book for its concise, crisp style as well as its sense of proportion relative to the wealth of difficult topics it covers. Next time, I would recommend that Sora avoid the sensationalism that his title suggests, and allow himself to be more fully appreciated for a job well done.
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4.0 out of 5 stars treasures of the templars, 21 May 2013
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my advice to others thinking of buying this book is to first watch the 'Money pit - Oak Island' on Youtube (lasts 42mins). Steven Sora then takes you through his interpretation of events in history relating to the Templars treasures.
I found the book quite hard going at times as it becomes very heavily involved in family blood lines, however, overall i really enjoyed the book and a lot of the conclusions reached in the book are logical sensible idea's. After completing the book i am convinved that the Money Pit is linked with secret templar treasure (now what that treasure is .... ?). Infact i am so convinced after the book that my work colleagues and i are booking flights in the summer to Nova Scotia to visit the Money Pit. Sometime in the future the mystery will be solved and i would just like to say i had been there.
i would definetly recommend this book to any armchair treasure hunters like myself.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Interesting book, 17 Mar 2013
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I read this book whilst commuting to London every morning on the train.
Very good book, had me intrigued more than once.
Gives a interesting insight to the Knights Templar and the Freemasons.
As well as looking into the Oak Island mystery.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Another step closer to solving the mystery, 14 Feb 2012
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Few locations throughout the world arouse more intrigue than the Oak Island Money Pit. Since 1795, treasure hunters, historians, businessmen, and even celebrities have tried their luck in uncovering the truth behind what, if anything, is buried beneath.

Until the Oak Island Money Pit is finally opened, every theory must be treated as a possibility. Until that time, Steve Sora's debut work is an excellent, value for money and entertaining read on what is without doubt one of the most entertaining subjects for speculative historians and legend hunters. Sora comes at his work with no definitive angle and considers many theories in equal weight before putting forward his well balanced conclusions. If correct, the Oak Island Money Pit could prove to be among the most important locations in North America...
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5.0 out of 5 stars well researched book, 20 Sep 2010
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This review is from: Lost Treasure of the Knights Templar: Solving the Oak Island Mystery (Paperback)
this book has a twisting touch : the knight templars' treasure are in Nova Scotia precisely oak island . Presumably or authentically to reach this fascnating conclusion, the author has made his reaserch in a well crafted style starting from Sinclair 's discovery of the new world even before Columbos with his italian partner nd of course the writer has went into details about Rosslyn chapel the legacy of Sinclair ; the keeper of templar treaures and guardian of the knight templars making him a key role historical figure in history of knight templars espacially in scotland's Battle of Bannokburn in july 1314.

however, i don't know why the author has taken for granted some standing unresolved matters such as whether the knight templars had really participated in this glorious battle of Scotland's independence and the supposed treasure at Rosslyn wich are still debated whether those incidents are based on fact or fiction or even myth.

overall this book is a very well researched and it added some good materials about the unofficial location of templar's treasures.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great, fast-paced read!, 18 May 1999
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Lost Treasure of the Knights Templar has gone beyond Holy Blood, Holy Grail by tracing the Templar fleet to the Americas. The book presents conclusive evidence that the guardian of the Templars did save their secrets and that the treasure of the Templars may some day emerge.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Will be a great look at medieval history and modern intrigue, 21 Nov 1998
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Having known the author personally for almost ten years, I am certain this book will a hit! He has been researching this topic at least for as long as I have known him and his work will undoubtedly reflect this effort. Of what little he has divulged to date, I am sure the story will be not only suspenseful but also enlightening and educative. I look forward to getting my hands on a copy soon.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent book,well researched and written., 22 July 1999
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Mr. Sora's book expounding his theory on the history of the Templar Treasure is quite fascinating. I completely concur with his findings and compliment him on his courage in expressing a controversial theory. This is without doubt the most cohesive theory yet on just what happened to the unrecovered treasure. I personally think that the trail extends even farther than Oak Island and that the Oak Island Cross is the key to the actual site, but Oak Island is beyond reasonable doubt involved in this amazing story. I would be interested in corresponding with Mr. Finnan but can't find an E. address for him, If he reads this please write me.
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3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars An Interesting theory, but not solved, as the title implies, 25 May 2001
This review is from: Lost Treasure of the Knights Templar: Solving the Oak Island Mystery (Paperback)
The book started off indicating a possible site for the templar treasures which is extremely interesting and appeared to be well researched, however, once the author moved away from North America, he quoted from other sources, material as matters of fact, even when the original authors of the material used by Sora, have indicated only theories. He used one author, Stephen Knight, whose work - The Brotherhood - has been refuted by both Masonic and Non- masonic writers. Steven Sora needs to take a lesson from writers like the late John Robinson, whose work he quotes, in producing well researched circumstantial evidence, but not infer his statements to be matters of fact. The reference to the P2 in Italy as a Masonic Lodge was again not correct, as this organisation is not recognised as a Lodge by any regular Grand Lodge world wide.
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