Heretic (Templar Chronicles #1)
At the end of the First Crusade, the churchAN ANCIENT ARMY REBORN
created a monastic military order known
as the Knights Templar. Now, rising up from
the ashes of history, they are the Vatican's last
defense in the war between good and evil...
Cade Williams is no ordinary man. His ability to cross over to the other side makes him uniquely qualified to command the C...more
So I wanted something different and this is different. It has absolutely no romance. It follows the modern knights Templar, who are battling paranorm ...more
A great start for a series, The Heretic introduces us to a new urban fantasy world filled with demons, specters and other supernatural beings. Knight Commander Cade Williams aka the Heretic and his Echo Team are an elite part of the Order of the Templars which is tasked with protecting mankind from all things supernatural. Cade is a strangely likeable character with his own peculiar charisma. Unlike most of the members of the Order he's not a blind believer and follower of rules and that makes h ...more
Five years earlier, his home is attacked by some sort of powerful ...more
This deals with the idea that the Knights Templar were secretly ...more
Cade Willimas is a member of the modern day Knights Templars. He isn't what one would expect from a Templar. He no longer is much of a believer and is referred to as the Heretic. His world fell apart after his wife, Gabbi, was killed by a fallen angel. Cade was nearly ki ...more
This story hit a lot of the buttons. A lot of action, a hero that can kick butt with some cool powers, and interseting bad guys. The writing is good and the plot flows well.
There are only a few negatives. A couple of scenes ...more
I wished I hadn't waited so long. Nassise does a great job of keeping my attention as the story pr ...more
This book suffers a bit from character bloat - the author introduces many side characters only for them to end up dead a few pages later. It's a little hard to tell who's important enough to keep track of. This book is pretty much entirely action, with teasing glimpses of character development. Carnage everywhere. High death toll in this story. There's a lot of POV switching, but with everything else going on, it's handled skillfully enough not to be an annoyance. At 253-som ...more
The plot is predictable from the beginning, including the twist. The theme is overexposed already, especially after many books following the bandwagon of Dan Brown's type. So it is not that interesting, I would say. The characters are pure machismo and also predictable. Strangely, with all that downs ...more
Sean Duncan headed up the Protectors group of the Templars and is in charge of care of the Preceptor for North America. They are in Connecticut to investigate a Templar group left in ruins, all dead who were there at the time of the event. How did the ...more
The story moved ...more
Knight Commander Cade Williams, known as "The Heretic", is head of the Echo Team, a highly specialized unit whose members each have unique "gifts". Cade had been a highly-decorated Massachusetts police officer and a member of Special Tactics. An attack that left Cade di ...more
Now I feel like a total jerk.
What I liked:
Mr. Nassise writes a pretty story. Well, okay, the story itself is actually gritty and involves a fair amount of insides that are now on the outside … but the actual structure of the story is so damn pretty. The way he used specific words to build a story is just an ar ...more
For me it was a pretty dry read in the beginning - didn't feel any emotional connection, and I enjoy the military aspects, but appreciate a little humo ...more
This book had a little bit too much testosterone for my tastes and there not enough female characters. Other than that it was pretty well written and easy to read. I liked the concept of the beyond and can see how that will benefit the rest of the series.
While The Heretic is about the Knights of Templar, a religious order, it is not preachy and does not force any particular belief on readers. The Heretic is nonstop action, a paranormal thriller filled with the intricacies of relationships, struggles with faith, love, vengeance and duty. The writing is vivid, the characters made me care and the plo ...more
Joseph Nassise develops a number of ...more
this book is an interesting story of knights templars and church which deals with the super powers supernatural threats. this book is written very well. it will get you hooked from the first page itself. the author is more of a story teller than a writer. i downright hated the cover-page. it does not do any justice to the story inside. i wish there was more thought given over the cover-page.
Alas, the latest Heretic book is not yet available for my nook and it sounds like he may just write one more after that before ending the series. I'll be very sad if he ends Cade's adventures after only five books.
I love Cade's character. He's smart, strong, a good leader and well-spoken (?). I guess that's mostly due to the writing (which was really well done), but I love how he describes the tactics and battle strategies so clearly and concise ...more