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on 21 March 2015
Having read some ghastly rubbish recently, I had few expectations of the firt in the series, The Heretic, but I found it enjoyable enough to download the omnibus, and I'll be seeking out the rest of the series too.

Much better than the usual fare, this has an interesting take on what happened to the Knights Templar. The stories are well-written, the characters sympathetic, and the various arcs nicely handled, there were three things that didn't work for me. Firstly, I did find it rather difficult to suspend disbelief that the Templars would return to the bosom of Mother Church after what was done to them, and none of the books really justified what the Templars had done, or how they'd survved 'underground' for all those centuries before their excommunication had been repealed. Secondly it seemed strange that they were using guns, grenades and C4 on supernatural threats, whilst eschewing any supernatural weapons or protection except the blessed swords each of them carries as a last resort (the eponymous Heretic has, and uses such powers, hence the damning soubriquet).

Thirdly is the character Duncan. I feel that Duncan is worthy of a book of his own, mostly to explain how the home-schooled faith-healing son of a Southern Baptist hellfire-and-brimstone preacher wound up going to a Catholic high school, followed by a Jesuit university, and thence into the secret army of the Roman Catholic Church. It's a bit like a son of Osama bin Laden becoming an Orthodox rabbi. Probably not impossible, but it would be one hella story.

Apart from these niggles, a very promising series, and I look forward to reading the rest.
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on 26 March 2015
I love this set and just finishing Vol 3.
The twist on the ancient Templars and present day is good. I was totally drawn in to the story from the 1st paragraph and
thoroughly recommend the omnibus set. The author s imagination drew me in from the begining
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on 24 April 2015
What can i say. Once you pick this up you will not put it down. He is an amazing authour who i found by chance. I am now up to book 6 in The Templar Chronicles. I would recommend his work to anyone and i have been. :-)
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on 15 March 2015
Enjoyable romp, which bides the time. If you're looking for anything which will expand your mind, this isn't it, but it is quite fun all the same.
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on 17 March 2015
Such a great read Joseph Nassise is spell binding the way he leads you in to the adventure and the history that goes along with it brilliant
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on 21 July 2012
Bought these books without knowing anything about them and i wasn't dissapointed;if you like this genre of fantasy then this series of books are a very good read,just dissapointed that the next ones in the series are not available on Kindle yet
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on 22 July 2011
Three books for £[], so, without expectation, I bought them and was I surprised. The author makes the implausible seem plausible and the ridiculous appear reasonable and even the religious bits are informative and necessary to the story. The characters have no flesh but the strong narrative drive with plenty of action makes it a fast moving, enjoyable read.
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on 17 February 2017
Great read, couldn't put it down. Please keep the stories coming.
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on 25 September 2015
Captivated me for a couple of days. Recommended.
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on 26 June 2015
Not read all of them yet but looks good
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