The Templar Magician (Templars, Book 2) by P. C. Doherty

By P. C. Doherty

2011 Retail ePub. publication 2 of two within the Templars series.

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

The 12 months is 1152, and Jerusalem continues to be within the fingers of the Crusaders, even if the lofty beliefs of earlier than have now been changed through refined power-play. in the meantime, in England, King Stephen is waging bloody struggle opposed to Henry Fitzempress. The Templar Order, now fifty years outdated, is a filthy rich strength, glittering with tempting riches. in contrast history of bloodshed, Robert de Payens, grandson of Eleanor, one of many co-founders of the Temple, and Englishman Edward Sendal locate themselves stuck up in a homicide secret while Raymond, count number of Tripoli, is brutally assassinated. Who might have desired to homicide Raymond, and is it attainable that the reply may possibly lie in the hallowed ranks of the Templar order itself?

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