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Mystery of the Templars

(Templer #1)

3.85  ·  Rating details ·  115 ratings  ·  20 reviews
The English version of the best-selling novel »Das Rätsel der Templer«

One man stands between slaughter and salvation.

France, 1307. The French king calls for the arrest and assassination of all Knights Templar. Young Templar Gero embarks on a secret mission. Not only his life, but the fate of the Templars depends upon his success. In his rucksack he carries an ancient arte
Kindle Edition, 666 pages
Published February 13th 2018 by Bastei Entertainment (first published January 1st 2007)
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Kirsty ❤️
Feb 16, 2018 rated it it was ok
I found this hard to get into. It took far too long for the time travelling for me and I got a little bored waiting for it to happen. The elements of romance, time travel and historical fiction just didn't blend well for me. I think sadly this one just wasnt for me.

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Anya Leonard
Feb 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
As a lover of all things Templar, this was an obvious choice for a read. If you are a lover of Timeline by Michael Crichton, Outlander by Diana Gabaldon or anything Templar (or any combination of the above, like myself - I am all three!) this is a MUST READ! I was continuously astonished by the level of intricacy in research the author had done to make this book period appropriate. The descriptions were lush and inviting, and I found myself hoping that there were more books by her available in E ...more
Milos Mojsilovic
Feb 19, 2018 rated it really liked it
The year is 1307 & the Templar order in France is under attack. By none other than king Philipp IV. The goal is to get to the "Head of Wisdom", a mystical object that is said to contain enough power to rule the world. But the Templars are not quitting the fight. Templar Knight Gero has been sent on a secret mission to obtain the "Head of Wisdom" and make sure it doesn't fall into the wrong hands. And then the unthinkable happens. Gero and his squire Matthaus have been transported through time. T ...more
Mar 06, 2018 rated it really liked it
I really liked this book. it was entertaining and it can be appreciated by both historical fiction and fantasy lovers.
It is well written, interesting characters and well researched.
Strongly recommended.
Many thanks to be-ebooks and Netgalley
Heather Hughes
Jan 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is a book that I could not put down. It involved history and the Templar's and romance which covered all boxes for me. The story sucks you in right from page one. I ended up reading the whole book over the course of two days because I couldn't put the book down. You immediately connect to the not only Gero (the main hero of this story) but the main little group of templates around him. You end up rooting for them and wishing for something to come along and help them out especially, for thos ...more
Apr 14, 2018 rated it did not like it
Shelves: reviewed, templars
Wanted to like it (due to my long fascination with the Templars) but it really just lost me.
Feb 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Mystery of the Templars by Martina Andre is an epic tale set in the early 14th century. A young Templar knight is given a special secret mission to save an important Templar artifact at the time Prince Phillip IV is rounding up and annihilating all the Templars his soldiers can find. There are a few fantastical twists added to the story, including time travel, that make it even more interesting. I found the story fascinating and had a hard time putting it down.
This is the first book by this aut
Feb 10, 2018 rated it really liked it
Overall I thought Martina André's novel, Mystery of the Templars was unique. When I originally read the plot synopsis I was intrigued but also a little hesitant. I am a fan of historical fiction, but not a huge romance or time travel novel reader. But I think Martina was able to blend these all very well and write a very hard to put down novel. At times the romance was a little much for me, and some of the sci-fi time travel aspects seemed a little uncharacteristic compared to the rest of the no ...more
Nov 14, 2011 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy-ish, german
mein erster gedanke: dieses buch ist nur veroeffentlicht worden dank seines themas.

stil kann sicher nicht entscheidend gewesen sein - soviele adjektive in einem satz habe ich selten gelesen (war da ueberhaupt ein substantiv ohne adjektiv?) - und dazu noch duemmliche metaphern und vergleiche. und relativsaetze dazu. dann abstruse vermutungen am ende, die jeder historiker so nicht stehen lassen kann. ausserdem zu lang - da haette man viel streichen koennen und trotzdem eine nette story haben koen
Starker Anfang, dann aber häufen sich die Szenen, die einfach zu lang sind oder sich ständig wiederholen. Die sprachlichen Stilmittel sind dem Roman angepasst, aber über die Länge der Handlung gesehen wirkt es irgendwann gestelzt und nervig.

Ich hätte mir deutlich mehr "Abenteuer" unter dem Titel und der versprochenen Handlung vorgestellt und auch gewünscht. Die privaten Probleme und Einstellungen der Templer dominieren das Buch und degradieren das Rätsel irgendwann zum B-Plot. Die Szenen in der
Rebecca Hill
Feb 12, 2018 rated it did not like it
Follow the journeys of Gero and the quest he is on to save the Templar Knights. While we watch the tragedy of the extermination of Templars about to unfold, we start out in the prisons of France. Torture is being used on the knights, as they seek information about the order, and those who are in leadership positions. One item holds special significance, and one knight is in a position to spill its secrets, but he has placed conditions - which will be met once the other knight, and his family are ...more
May 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I am voluntarily submitting my honest review after receiving an ARC of this ebook via NetGalley,

In the interest of full disclosure, I must admit that I am fascinated by all things Templar, so I began this book with high expectations. Mystery of the Templars did not disappoint. This book features time travel, so some suspension of belief is required, but it is married with science to such an extent as to render it palatable to those unlikely to believe in the magic usually associated with the tim
Angel Hatfield
Aug 19, 2018 rated it really liked it
This story is about the journey of Gero, a Templar Knight on a special mission as the Templars all over are being destroyed. When he lands in modern-day Europe, he must adjust to modern time with the assistance of Hannah. They must uncover the truth of what’s happened and try to get back to his time and save his fellow knights.
This was a pretty good story. After watching Knightfall on the History channel, this title pulled my attention quickly. I haven’t read too many time travel stories so I wa
Brendan Moore
Jul 29, 2021 rated it it was amazing
I would never have considered a book that goes from Templar knights to science fiction and time travel but this book has succeeded in skilfully blending two concepts, two eras and two genres into a well told and finely paced tale. The only weak links for me was the depiction of NSA agents and the sudden conclusion of the story. Otherwise, I thoroughly enjoyed it.
Aug 07, 2021 rated it really liked it
4.5 ⭐️Well, I found this book rather by accident. I thought it was a work of non-fiction, haha. After I got around my confusion though, this book had me hooked! If you want a historical fiction/sci-fi book, I would definitely give this one a read.
Sreevarsha Sreejith
Mar 23, 2018 rated it liked it
This book is a bit of a slow read. The premise is interesting and so are the character sketches. It reminds me a bit of Diana Gabaldon's Outlander series with the time travel and the general time period, but not quite a satisfying read as those books were.
Oct 16, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Frankreich, Oktober 1307. Gerard "Gero" von Breydenbach, Mitglied des Tempelritterordens, wird vom Komtur seiner Ordensniederlassung in ein Geheimnis eingeweiht. Der französische König Philipp IV. hat begonnen, die Tempelritter gnadenlos zu verfolgen, weshalb Gero sich mit ein paar Kameraden nach Deutschland begeben soll, um dort das sagenumwobene "Haupt der Weisheit" aufzuspüren, das die Quelle von Reichtum und Wissen der Templer darstellt und schon vor Jahren zur Sicherheit in ein Kloster im d ...more
Jul 14, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Es ist zwar schon eine Weile her, dass ich das Buch gelesen habe, kann mich aber dennoch erinnern, dass es mich gefesselt hat.
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