The Last Templar (Templar #1)
�It has served us well, this myth of Christ.�
�Pope Leo X, 16th Century
In a hail of fire and flashing sword, as the burning city of Jerusalem falls from the hands of the West in 1291, The Last Templar opens...more
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Raymond Khoury thrusts the plot of this book upon the reader in much the same way the creepy guy on the crowded subway car thrusts his junk against your ass every time the car shakes.
You're not positive that he's doing it on purpose but you still feel violated and used.
Those opening few...more
It never got rolling. The characters were hard for me to keep straight... not a good sign. The idea is good but I don't think I got deep enough into it (only about 65 pages) to appreciate it.
I can't recommend this book... okay I can... to someone on a long plane or train ride. It will get you from sitting there mindlessly reading and turn it into a peaceful slumber.
Sorry--- but does anyone want to buy it from me? pap...more
Doesn’t work for men- Because the writer attempted to throw in a romance between the FBI agent called in to solve the case of the mystery horseman dressed as Templar knights who raided NY Met committing gruesome murder along the way and the archeologist Tess, who just happened...more
Buku ini juga menambah panjang guncangan polemik kepercayaan yang terjadi saat ini. Pengungkapan akan adanya Injil Kristus yang merupakan tulisan tangan asli Yesus dan isi yang sangat berbeda dari Injil yang sekarang, melengkapi polemik teori kontroversial Dan Brown serta perdebata...more
This book is one of those examples where cover design is instrumental in grabbing a potential reader's attention. I found this gem in the book rack at a local grocery store. I think the combination of the design, the title and my thirst for more Templar fiction were enough to draw me in and pay the $13.50 (!) on top of my grocery bill.
Well written, suspenseful, intriguing and good character interaction. One of the main dilemmas or conflicts is what to do with the lost secret once recovered. One...more
This book was excellent and enthralling. The plot twists and characters were laid out wonderfully and I finished the book in just under a week because I could not put it down. Would have read it quicker if I hadn't gone to work each day.
Khoury has offered a piece of historical fiction (acurate up to the destruction of the Knights by Phillip the Fair of France) revolving around the mystery of the last days of the Knights Templar and the final resting pla...more
Tess Chaykin, a female archaeologist, is at the museum the evening a group of men, dressed as Templar Knights and riding horses, invades and steals one of the Vatican artifacts. Her eyes connect with those of the thief, for but a brief moment. Outside the museum, Sean Reilly, an FBI a...more
Penulis : Raymond Khoury
Penerbit : Dastan Books
Tebal : 668 halaman
Ketika jagad sastra dunia sedang bergetar oleh dentuman Da Vinci Code (DVC), bermunculanlah puluhan novel sejenis dengan tema yang kurang lebih sama : Vatikan, Ksatria Templar, dan rahasia harta pusaka Templar dari Kuil Yerusalem. Nampaknya pengarang novel di Amrik tidak terlepas dari ‘aji mumpung’. Semua ingin memanfaatkan momentum tersebut, momentum yang telah mengantarkan Dan Brown, si penulis DVC, seb...more
Primero debo decir que me he llevado una GRAN sorpresa y qué sorpresa!!!
Este libro lo leí hace unos meses pero recién (hoy) he podido reseñarlo... recuerdo que decidí leerlo porque en aquel entonces busque comentarios de personas "x", personas anónimas, que algunas veces dejan su opinión en alguna pagina de compra Online. Lamentablemente no pude encontrar la pagina pero sí el comentario en dos paginas jejeje…
"... aunque había visto esta novela varias veces en la biblioteca, me resi...more
Archivio Segreto Vaticano- the Vatican's secret archive Opened to visiting scholars in 1998. Includes Henry VIII's request for annulment from catherine of Aragon and account of Galileo's trial.
Red ribbons bind the official documents (just under a million) . Thought to be the origin of the term "red tape"
Veritas vos liberabit---The Truth Will Set You Free
1118- First Crusade is over.Baldwin IIis king of Jerusalem.Knights went back home Pilgri...more
One cannot help but think of Katherine Neville's "The Eight" (1997) which focused on present-day people fighting over and/or guarding the secrets of the Philosopher's Stone and Dan Brown's "The Da Vinci Code" (2003) which speculated about the true meaning...more
I think I might have really enjoyed this one (i.e., given in three stars because let's be honest, most thrillers are guilty pleasures, not destined for...more
We start off with a young Templar Knight fleeing the decimation of battle in the a...more
This is one of those Da Vinci Code clones that had something go terribly wrong with the regeneration batter. The author is lucky to have penned the book while that craze was still going on otherwise it would languish on the back shelves gathering dust where it belongs.
Characters on either side of the good/bad spectrum were not interesting at all. Nothing surprising about the plot, and there were so, so many instances of ‘wow that sure was convenient.' Another flaw was t...more
I listened to the audio book, and unfortunately the language was raw. I am so used to my young adult fantasy books, that the first F-bomb shocked me! (My least favorite word in the English language) It was also very violent and graphic. Perhaps the most disturbing aspect is the fact that it is an all-out attack on Christianity, on the Cathol...more
This was yet another book about some "secret" that could destroy the Catholic church, and the faith of more than 1 billion people around the world. If the rest of the book had lived up to the drama o...more
Not only is the story shite. The characters are characterless -...more