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4.3 out of 5 stars
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4.3 out of 5 stars


on 30 July 2014
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on 17 July 2014
Tore myself away from my normal historical Roman fiction to this the Templar era. Although it took a while to get into the book, it was well worth the effort. Good story line and plenty of action. Graphic descriptions of torture, I think were necessary in this book to relay the story of the well documented betrayal and the beginning of the demise of the Templar movement. The author captures the essence of this betrayal perfectly and leaves me wanting more. Thanks
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TOP 1000 REVIEWERon 26 August 2016
The book largely revolves around the night, when the Templars were destroyed as a force in France - the 13th of October, 1307. It is a fictional account of a small group of Templars escaping / fighting their way out against the forces of French King Philip IV.

The book is fairly fast paced and reads well. In spite of many fighting scenes accompanying the escape, the book is nicely balanced, with a bit of back history of the protagonists, a soul searching element to accompany the end of the world as they have known it, etc.

You never get to know the complete back story of the characters or see their characters fully developed but that is also not the purpose of the book. At the same time there is enough of a glimpse to not have them appear one dimensional, so overall the mix is well chosen.

The fighting scenes are graphic and torture is described in some detail, so the book is perhaps not suited to younger teenagers or those with a queasy stomach.

Overall a nice fictional accompanyment to a historical event, with a grand finale several years after the event. If you are into historical fiction, Crusades or just enjoy a fast paced action novel, Dorsey's book is a good place to go.
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on 29 April 2014
What a change to read a story about the Templar's that shows them in a caring way.
Give this book a try good fight scenes, comradeship of them escaping from the Kings of Frances troops, helping a lady of the night and she them. The sad part in the middle I will say not more
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on 29 May 2014
Couldn't put it down, a fast moving and enthralling story without the predictable outcomes that one comes to expect from so many novels now a days. A very well thought out plot backed up by history and a good style of writing.
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on 15 August 2014
Not a bad read but limited character development and swift ends for the few interesting ones. It could have been much better but the insights - real or imagined in to the Templars were well done.
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on 5 January 2015
A well written and thrilling work. The author should be congratulated for bringing facts into the story, not only making it interesting but educational as well.
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on 9 November 2013
Very good story if somewhat terrifying in concept. Read this some years ago and decided to revisit. If I could give it ten stars I would have done so.
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on 18 July 2014
I liked the fast pace.it was never boring,no real storyline to it mainly fighting scenes but these were excellent, overall a good read
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on 27 August 2014
A great read, wished the Author had made the book into several.
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