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The Last Templar by Michael Jecks
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Jan 22, 2009

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bookshelves: mystery, library-book, read-in-2009
Recommended to Anna by: Edriss
Recommended for: historical mystery fans
Read in January, 2009 , read count: 1

This is the first Michael Jecks book that I've read, and it's the start of the Knights Templar series.

I've read quite a deal of Templar history, so I was very curious to see how it would fit into the historical mystery genre.

As it turns out, the series is set in 13th century England, and the protagonist is a former Templar. There really isn't that much Templar history built into the novel except in flashbacks and character exposition.

The book is written in contemporary dialogue, and a couple of times, it seems as if 20th century customs have been transposed into the book. But the characters are solidly drafted, the plot is plausible and realistic, and the book as a whole is very easy to read.

I'd recommend this book to anyone who likes historical mysteries, reading "you" and "here" instead of "thee" and "thou" in their dialogue, or appreciates clear-cut hero/villain scenarios.
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