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Retired Army Ranger Lt. Col. John Holliday is swept into an adventure as deadly as it is secretive when an archaeologist friend makes a bizarre find in Ethiopia. But when he follows a trail of clues through the chaotic and lawless horn of Africa, he finds himself hunted as he comes closer to a priceless treasure that can only be found by those who can solve a riddle from tRetired Army Ranger Lt. Col. John Holliday is swept into an adventure as deadly as it is secretive when an archaeologist friend makes a bizarre find in Ethiopia. But when he follows a trail of clues through the chaotic and lawless horn of Africa, he finds himself hunted as he comes closer to a priceless treasure that can only be found by those who can solve a riddle from the past....

Title : The Templar Legion
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ISBN : 9780451233585
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 379 Pages
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The Templar Legion Reviews

  • Debbie
    2019-04-28 03:32

    3.5 actually. I liked this book a lot. Thrilling and hilarious.

  • Speesh
    2019-04-28 20:29

    It won't win me many converts I'm thinking, and I'll no doubt be shunned at The Discerning Blogger's Christmas Dinner and Dance...but who cares? This was a really rather fine read. Perhaps the best of the series so far. Speaking as a connoisseur of Paul Christopher's Templar series that with most of the others, this is enjoyable, readable hokum. This one is more enjoyable, the readability is at the top and the hokum is kept to a believable minimum. He's not had many facts to spread around in the previous few books, but makes up for it here. Not all Templar-related either. I'm not going to pass judgement on some of the connections, theories made or put forward here, which actually form the basis for the book. But let's face it, they're the stuff you really, down inside, hope, wish, were true. Did happen. Like all those Erich Von Däniken books you read in your youth (if you're as old as me), made real. And made sense. Which this story does. There is, admittedly, not a lot to do with the Templars, or legions of any sort. Neither does there seem to be anything about the ‘priceless treasure’ and the 'riddle solving’ (see above) which do seem to have been left that out after the back cover blurb was written. Other than that, not a lot to complain about, a good solid very readable and enjoyable thriller. Can't complain about that.See all my reviews here: Speesh ReadsSpeesh Reads Facebook Page

  • Monica
    2019-04-19 23:28

    So, it may have helped if I had read Templar #1-#4. I was confused for about the first half of this book. The character acquisition clearly was done before and there was a lot of characters. A LOT! and (I don't think this is a spoiler but continue at your own risk) many were killed off without contributing to the story all that much. The premise? An archaeologist uncovers a tomb which gives him clues to riches unknown. Others also become aware of this and the fight is on. A little Indiana Jones, a little DaVinci Code with a couple of gruesome killings mixed in. Not my bag but entertaining enough that I read it to the end.

  • Larry Cowan
    2019-05-16 23:40

    Paul Christopher has another first class hit on his shelf.Vikings and Roman Legions are all interspersed to make this an interesting book with some fascinating twists and turns that you don't see coming until the very final chapter. This book makes for a good and quick read.

  • Jeremy
    2019-05-16 02:52

    just what they found at the beginning of the book, gives it 5 stars

  • Tim Shepard
    2019-04-25 01:42

    Of all the books in this series so far I found this to be a stretch for the author. It was as if he was trying to introduce new characters, remove old ones, and lead into the next book. While it is well written it felt rushed and missing as vital plot to hold it together.

  • Beryl Thompson
    2019-05-18 21:28

    Templar adventure sEnjoyed it and found if very exciting especially towards the end. I did not understand all the military jargon but it did not take anything away from the plot

  • Matt
    2019-05-13 23:44

    Having read all the books that Christopher Hyde has penned under the PAUL CHRISTOPHER banner, I was quite unimpressed with this, the latest in the Templar series. The Templat theme has been swept to the wayside, leaving us only with crumbs of its presence. We are left with another, perhaps more dramatic storyline, with small tidbits of Templar talk and ideeas, but nothing like the earlier stories.Christopher introduces the theme of Templars with his intro and some early chapters. I find it funny that one of the characters, upon arrival in Africa, actually echoes the thought I had throughout the book, "I am here for the Templars, not this Africa stuff". Alas, Africa and ther portrait of ongoing corruption topo front stage, leaving those of us who like the Templars to suck at the few bones we are offered for some marrow.The book did have a fast pace and a somewhat honest storyline, but I just expected something else. I wanted the thrill of uncovering new and forgotten truths (a la Dan Brown, I suppose) or some hidden excitement that pits past and present (a la Raymond Khoury). No worries, I do have those authors on my shelf, so I will not be without.Nice to have some Canadian locales in pop fiction, helping to make the world see that we are not some head in the sand' peaceful folk who don't have anything going on in our syrup-loving households.Not a 'bad' book, but surely not one of his best. Let's hope this series does not go the way of Finn Ryan; slow disintegration!

  • Bryan
    2019-04-25 03:33

    To my mind, this is the book where the series really hits its stride. The characters of Peggy and Rafi lead Doc into the heart of Africa in search of a Templar tomb. Along the way, a new character is introduced in the form of Eddie the Cuban ex-patriot boatman. While searching for the tomb, Doc and his party are distracted (as is the story) by the background plot of African dictators, Western carpet- baggers, and vicious atrocities. Along the way, they encounter lost Vikings in a plot that reminded me very much of the Tarzan books I loved as a kid.When its all said and done, this is the book where everything clicked for me. I finally had a grasp of the character of Doc, he finally had a worthy compatriot in the form of Eddie (every literary hero needs a sidekick), and the idea of tracking down Templar mysteries was firmly latched onto.

  • Heather
    2019-05-04 23:44

    This one was really disappointing compared to the others in the series. While it has the same main characters, it really has nothing to do with the Templars. They're pretty much just a side note. It seems the author wanted to write about the conflicts in Africa and how bad certain things are, but wanted to get the people already reading the series to read it. I read this series because of the historical facts and the Templars; the clues and the puzzles. This was strictly war and gore. And it's getting to a point where he adds extra information just so the reader knows how smart he is and how much research he's done. It was just too much. I finished it very quickly, and that was the best part.

  • Stephen
    2019-04-24 19:39

    As always Paul Christopher creates a fun read. This is not exactly your typical chase novel because there is so much going on in the background with the bad guys. In fact it reads more of a confluence of multiple factions into a "How Will It Work Out?" ending. I enjoyed the history mystery and how it all came together. It's nice to believe that at least in fiction there are still lost worlds to discover. I enjoyed this book and the continuing adventeres of "Doc" Holliday. The Templars were more a sidenote to this story, but it sets up the next one rather interestingly and references things that took place earlier in the series. This book is not to be missed if you are a fan of this series.

  • Donna
    2019-05-11 22:27

    On one hand I like this book very much, but...there were spots that were a bit slow and somewhat confusing. The premise is a good one, lost Templar treasures, a lost Viking raiding party and a secret burial chamber deep into the jungle on a small island. This was an enjoyable read, but as I said sometimes a bit confusing and that made it a bit less enjoyable for me. I like Paul Christopher and have read other books and enjoyed them immensely. I would say to judge this one for yourself.

  • Mavis Hewitt
    2019-05-13 01:52

    A bit more than an action/adventure story, as the 'baddie's' plot is complex. Switches between goodies & baddies approx. every chapter which slows the pace of both, (makes it easy to stop reading & go to sleep!). The 'wrap up' at the end lacked detail. First of these I've read, will still try another if it comes my way.

  • Rudy
    2019-05-08 20:31

    As I have gotten further into this series (this is the 5th book); the historical Templar component is becoming less important as the series becomes more of a straight thriller. The history is what first brought me to the series, I hope it starts to become a bigger part of the story again. The action is fast paced and compelling, just looking for more history.

  • Melissa
    2019-05-06 23:33

    So conflicted on how to review this book. As part of the Templar series (#5) it lacked a lot that the others provide. But as a single book it is pretty good. A lot of unexpected plot twists. A lot of gore. I like the author's writing style, why I've read so many of his books and have some more to read.

  • Dave Selby
    2019-05-19 02:34

    It is a bit of a sidetrack from the previous books. The book took longer for me to read then the previous four, however I'm still interested in the characters and the storyline that this series has created.

  • Elaine
    2019-04-24 03:35

    Huge of fan of this author who combines historical facts with interesting adventure created about Knights Templar. Believe this is among my favorites in series because of location. Highly recommend to mystery fans who like history & or Templar Knights.

  • Marshall Clowers
    2019-05-05 01:37

    "Doc" winds up deep in the African jungle, up to his neck H. Rider Haggard style. Following Rafi, he and Peggy find themselves on the run from the Sinclair clan (again), but that is the least of their problems.

  • Tommy
    2019-04-26 20:25

    The 5th book in the Templar series. This one has some interesting history regarding Vikings and the last Templar knight along with the up-to-date story line. I enjoyed this one more than the last one.

  • Robert
    2019-04-27 03:37

    Better paced and plotted than some of the previous entries in the series , with more well-realized secondary characters and fewer outrageous appeals to coincidence and Deus ex Machina to wrap up the story.

  • James Burke
    2019-05-10 03:38

    It was a pretty good read, fast paced and kind of Indiana Jones ish. The only disappointing thing was that there was surprisingly very little Templar tie ins, considering the book is called The Templar Legion.

  • Rita McDowell
    2019-05-02 22:54

    Excellent!Once again a great read from beginning to the end! While each book is an excellent stand alone read, highly recommend reading them in order as the story line just gets better and better! Enjoy!

  • Eric Wright
    2019-05-04 00:48

    A fun read for a summer week about a threesome searching for Solomon's mines but get caught up in a freedom fighter trying to overcome a cruel African dictator. A book to just settle down an enjoy.

  • Larry Lange
    2019-05-15 01:41

    It takes two thirds of the book before it gets interesting and then doesn't finish real well. Not sure I want to read any more of Christopher's books.

  • Amber Swope
    2019-05-11 19:35

    Although a bit bloodier that it needed to be, it was a fun airplane read. I like the main character and find the quasi-historical plots interesting.

  • Tracy Jones
    2019-05-02 01:27

    Fast paced - good read.

  • Kenzie
    2019-05-18 22:51

    quick read.... as most the books in this series are. wasn't bad.

  • Donald Harwick
    2019-05-06 02:35

    It was a bad read, but too much like others in its genre. The storyline was simplistic and the character interaction banal. There was a lightness to the book and it read quickly.

  • Bill Donhiser
    2019-05-20 00:26

    A fun read, as long as you do not put too much thought in it. great for beside the pool or at the beach.

  • Tracy
    2019-05-16 20:29

    I found this one a little on the boring side, I know the author is trying to tie the series of the books together, but I think this one could have just been missed.