The Templar (Templars, Book 1)

The Templar (Templars, Book 1) : A gripping medieval mystery of crusades and adventure

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1095 and crusading fervour has swept Europe. Christ's fief of Jerusalem has been seized by the Infidels. The Frankish Knights of the West are to march east to liberate the Holy City. Hugh de Payens and Godefroi of St Omer, the soon-to-be founders of the Templar Order, and Hugh's younger sister, Eleanor, leave the security of their homes in Burgundy, France, with a plan to join Count Raymond of Toulouse's army, and march across the known world to Jerusalem.

Follow the crusaders as they march through Europe into the glories of Byzantium and onto Syria and witness the hardships, bloodshed and trickery they encounter on their treacherous travels to the Holy Land.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 384 pages
  • 114 x 177 x 25mm | 206g
  • Headline Book Publishing
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • None
  • 0755338502
  • 9780755338504
  • 271,987

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Praise for Paul Doherty and his other novels: 'Resurrectionist magic New York Times
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Doherty dazzles with his story-telling * Nottingham Evening Post * The maestro of medieval mystery * Books Magazine * This rich tale ... seeps authenticity and is written with wonderfully efficient style. A gem of an historical thriller * Huddersfield Daily Examiner * Historically informative, excellently plotted and, as ever, superbly entertaining * CADS 20 * I really like these medieval whodunnits * Bookseller * The best of its kind since the death of Ellis Peters * Time Out * Praise for Paul Doherty and his other novels: 'Resurrectionist magic * New York Times *
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About Paul Doherty

Paul Doherty was born in Middlesbrough. He studied History at Liverpool and Oxford Universities and obtained a doctorate for his thesis on Edward II and Queen Isabella. He is now headmaster of a school in north-east London and lives with his family in Essex.
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254 ratings
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4 29% (74)
3 30% (77)
2 17% (44)
1 9% (23)
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