Tag Archives: historical fiction

The Last Kingdom (2004)

By Bernard Cornwell “The preachers tell us that pride is a great sin, but the preachers are wrong. Pride makes a man, it drives him, it is the shield wall around his reputation… Men die, they said, but reputation does … Continue reading

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Almost Famous Women

Almost Famous Women by Megan Mayhew Bergman The notes of song could never replicate human suffering. A collection of short stories about historical female figures from Allegra Byron to Butterfly McQueen. Bergman takes their story and then embellish it with … Continue reading

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The Templar Salvation by Raymond Khoury

“The devil’s handiwork, written in his hand using poison drawn from the pits of hell, its accursed existence a devastating threat to the rock upon which our world is founded.” 1310 Constantinople: The French King and the Pope have brought down the … Continue reading

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The Last Templar

“A sure sign of a lunatic is that sooner or later he brings up the templars.” -Umberto Eco. “The message they conveyed was that to know oneself, at the deepest level, was also to know God- that is, by looking … Continue reading

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Eagle: A Warrior Is Born by Jack Hight

“Your Jesus said much of great wisdom. He is counted amongst our prophets. But tell me, do they, the crusaders, follow his teachings? They know nothing of medicine or literature. They don’t even know enough to bathe. They are fanatics … Continue reading

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Holy Warrior by Angus Donald

“I stand upward toward the Heavens where God and his angels resided. But I could see nothing of the Divine.” Summary Robin Hood becomes a Crusader and fights with his swashbuckling crew along side Richard the Lionheart. Alan, his trusty … Continue reading

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Crusade by Stewart Binns

“Within minutes of the end of the carnage, the Crusaders flocked to the Holy Sepulcher to give thanks for their deliverance. Heaving from their exertions, dripping in their sweat and the still-warm blood of their victims, they knelt in prayer. We turned … Continue reading

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Red Templar

The silence was something you could almost taste, heavy and oppressive, with a tart tang of blood-soaked earth. History was alive down here in the worst of all possible ways, like writhing worms and an ancient nightmare.    Summary Holliday … Continue reading

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The Templar Throne

“Exactly. Cover up the truth with a well-articulated lie. What’s that old proverb around the devil?”The greatest trick the devil ever played was convincing people that he didn’t exist.”    Summary John Holliday, Ex-US military Lieutenant Colonel  and current Medieval … Continue reading

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The Templar Legacy, by Steve Berry

“Say it, do it, preach it, shout it, but never, absolutely never, believe your own bullshit. “   Summary The Templar Legacy is the first novel in the Cotton Malone series and the fourth book by Steve Berry. The novel … Continue reading

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