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Standard of Honor by Jack Whyte
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Jul 02, 12


For some reason, Whyte is regularly charged with doing too much research/going into too much detail concerning the historical background. Granted his pre-publication work is extensive-but surely he shouldn't be criticised for this? Given the vacuous nature of so much of today's output, I rather feel he should be praised.

Part 2 of the Templars trilogy brings us forward to the third crusade, lead by Richard the Lionheart. In the process of this we see many deaths of central characters, so clearly p3 will follow a very different route.

The prose is evocative-bringing characters and landscape to life. Several memebers of the same family are brought together, briefly, only to be seperated by death.Furthermore, we see how close the opposing factions actually are-despite their stance to the contrary. Little has changed!

Rather long, granted, but much of the information was new to me, and for that I'm grateful.
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