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The Templars' Secret Island: The Knights,the Priest and the,
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Just like the forgoton island in this book you should forget it ?
The Author should really be ashamed by this drivell which passes as a novel. I find it very sad that Authors continue to use the fascination with Rens le chateu in order to make money when in reality there is little or no substance to their work.
Other readers may recall a simalar book a few years ago that featured on the cover a famous painting. From this the author deduced that some geometric patterns can be seen. The book then turned into a discussion of geometry and mathamatics and in the end failed to add anything to the mystery of Rens-le-Chateu. This book is just the same ! Only this time it is some island off Denmark.
a disapointing read. I can not believe i have been caught out like this again. In the late 90's two so called best selling authors 'clive prince' and 'lynn picknett' produced a bestseller on the subject called 'the templar revelation' Viewers may recall this book. It is full of quotes such as 'clearly a picture is begining to emerge of....' They use terms like this constantly in order, one increasingly felt, to try and convince the readers because they had little real argument or indepth knowledge. That book made the authors 'bestseller' authors. (largely this was down to the cover of the book) however it is interesting to note that they have none nothing since and all their other writings have flopped. It does not surprise me because as the old saying goes 'once bitten, twice shy' Customers wont be fooled twice. In this case i am sad thta i have been fooled by another author trying to milk the Rens-le-chateu topic. Just like lynn picknett and clive prince i hope this writer becomes a turn off for readers.
The author says he spent 30 years researching this book. More like 30 minutes in my book. A very appaling book. badly written and hollow and empty. Somthing to throw on the fire on bomb fire nights or use as toilet paper. Dont waste your money on this drivel like i did.
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Initial post: 4 May 2011 22:08:25 BDT
Victoria Siddle says:
It's a shame this review has been marked down compared to the other reviews, it's nice to see other people haven't been taken in by what is yet another piece of speculative drivel. It's interesting to see how many can be taken in by historical writers who have no historical academic qualifications and in the case of Henry Lincoln, used to write scripts for Doctor Who, nothing wrong with that of course, it's just very telling of what an imagination that man must have
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