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The Templar Magician

P. C. Doherty

Minotaur Books

Murder and mayhem set at the time of the secretive Templar Order.

The year is 1152, and Jerusalem is still in the hands of the Crusaders, although the lofty ideals of before have now been replaced by subtle power-play. Meanwhile, in England, King Stephen is waging bloody war against Henry Fitzempress. The Templar Order, now fifty years old, is a wealthy power, glittering with tempting riches. Against this background of bloodshed, Robert de Payens, grandson of Eleanor, one of the co-founders of the Temple, and Englishman Edward Sendal find themselves caught up in a murder mystery when Raymond, Count of Tripoli, is brutally assassinated. Who would have wanted to murder Raymond, and is it possible that the answer may lie within the hallowed ranks of the Templar order itself?

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PART ONETRIPOLI: OUTREMER AUTUMN 1152Chapter 1Count Raymond was struck down by the swords of the Assassins at the entrance to the gate. 
'A time of turbulence, of visions, portents and warnings! Heaven glowers at us because we have lost our way! Our souls, with their open ulcers, will go to hell on crutches. Around us, nothing but hollow graves, rotten and rotting corpses. Water may soak the earth. Blood soaks the heavens and calls on God's justice to flash out like lightning. The sins committed in close and secret chambers will be paraded along the spacious pavementsand
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Read the Kirkus Review of THE TEMPLAR MAGICIAN . A dedicated member of the Knights Templar is caught up in a mystery he feels obliged to solve.
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  • P. C. Doherty

  • P.C. 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 the author of a number of critically acclaimed mystery series.  He lives in England.  Visit his website at www.pauldoherty.com.
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