Knights Templar Booklist
The Templars: past, present, future - from key players to peripheral plot devices.
Annotations are from Advance, the Ingram
Book Magazine, unless noted.
- The Loch
Author: Alten, Steve
Publisher: Tsunami $ 27.95 ISBN: 0976165902 Date: 2005
Incorporating the latest research and "new evidence," that leads to real answers concerning the Loch Ness monster's identity, bestselling author Steve Alten weaves a tale of horror about the most publicized and controversial creature ever imagined.
- The Templar Legacy
Author: Berry, Steve
Publisher: Ballantine $ 24.95 ISBN: 0345476158 Date: 2006 (Feb 21)
The ancient order of the Knights Templar possessed untold wealth and absolute power over kings and popes . . . until the Inquisition, when they were wiped from the face of the earth, their hidden riches lost. But now two forces vying for the treasure have learned that it is not at all what they thought it was-and its true nature could change the modern world.
Cotton Malone, one-time top operative for the U.S. Justice Department, is enjoying his quiet new life as an antiquarian book dealer in Copenhagen when an unexpected call to action reawakens his hair-trigger instincts-and plunges him back into the cloak-and-dagger world he thought he'd left behind. - Publisher Marketing.
- Foucault's Pendulum
Author: Eco, Umberto
Three Milan editors, who have spent much time rewriting crackpot manuscripts on the occult, decide to have a little fun. Their plan encompasses the secrets of the solar system, Satanic initiation rites, and Brazilian voodoo. A terrific joke--until people begin to disappear.
- The Canterbury Papers
Author: Healey, Judith Koll
Publisher: Morrow $ 24.95 ISBN: Date: 2004
In this suspenseful debut novel set in medieval times, family secrets, duplicity, and a missing heir to the throne bring spine-tingling suspense.
Author: Holland, Cecelia
The extraordinary author of The Bear Flag and Pacific Street returns to print at last with a remarkable novel. Set in the Holy Land in 1187 A.D., Jerusalem is an epic of war and political intrigue, of passion and religious fervor.
Suggested Reading: Leprosy|Hansen's Disease
- The Last Templar
Author: Khoury, Raymond
Publisher: Dutton $ ISBN: 0525949410 Date: 2006
- Tales of The Knights Templar
Author: Kurtz, Katherine (ed)
Publisher: Aspect $ 6.50 ISBN: 0446601381 Date: 1995
Centuries ago, during the time of the Crusades, a mysterious order of Knights was founded in order to protect pilgrims on their travels. Active between 1119 and 1314, the Knights Templar faded away, but legends surrounding them grew. This is a collection of original tales, written by gifted fantasy writers as they bring the Knights of Templar to life once again.
Also: On Crusade: More Tales of the Knights Templar (1998)
- The Temple and the Stone
Author: Kurtz, Katherine & Deborah Turner Harris
Publisher: Aspect $ 21.95 ISBN: 0446522600 Date: 1998
The military Order of the Knights Templar was founded during the time of the crusades. Said to possess magical abilities, their original mission was to protect pilgrims en route to the Holy Land. Now, during the final decade of the 13th century, the Templars find themselves deeply involved in Scotland's wars of independence. It is a time of political intrigue for William Wallace, Robert the Bruce, and King Edward I of England. Two Templars believe that Scotland's famed Stone of Scone, upon which all Scottish kings are crowned, has lost its magical power. To put an end to strife, they must embark on a dangerous quest to restore the stone's power...and save a noble land. - Publisher Marketing.
Also: The Temple and the Crown (2001)
- The Mystic Rose
Author: Lawhead, Stephen R.
Publisher: Eos $ 25 ISBN: 0061050318 Date: 2001
The thrilling conclusion to the "Celtic Crusades" series follows the adventures of the descendants of Murdo Ranulfson in the search for that most holy of relics, the grail. The trilogy "has it all: love, treachery, heroism, epic battles, spiritual quest, treasure, and adventure" ("Grand Rapids Press").
Also: The Iron Lance (1998 ), The Black Rood (2000)
- The Apocalpse Door
Author: Macdonald, James
Publisher: Tor $ 25 ISBN: 0312869886 Date: 2002
Peter Crossman is a man with a mission . . . and his boss is literally out of this world.
His world is a dangerous place . . . and it's Peter Crossman's job to protect it. Men of the cloth can only do so much. Against ancient evils, you need the ancient strength of faith. That's where Peter Crossman, Knight Templar in modern America, comes in. Crossman's world is yours and mine. Governments and businesses squabble, people go out for coffee, folks meet and fall in love, and the Red Sox will win the World Series when Hell freezes over. But that last just might happen if Crossman doesn't get his latest assignment right.
- Publisher Marketing.
- Prince of Danger
Author: Scott, Amanda
Publisher: Warner $ 6.50ISBN: 0446616680 Date: 2005
This new historical romance by the "USA Today" bestselling author continues the medieval-Scotland saga began in Lord of the Isles and introduces a new Macleod sister.
Templar treasure plays a part in the storyline.