Templar, Call to Arms: A Review
‘If yesteryear was different’ is the place where “Templar, Call to Arms” begins. It’s a theme that lots of authors and a lot of books have explored, but none have got your reader returning to a point to date into days gone by. The idea is always that King Philip IV didn’t destroy the Templar Knights Templar Battle Flag following the fourteenth century, instead they helped him launch a final crusade that has been successful in winning the Holy Land. This obviously changed our world beyond all recognition, allowing the holy orders in the church to survive to this very day.
This is an extremely interesting proven fact that I’m surprised hasn’t been explored in the past by the multitude of similar books and films. Rather than spend page after page detailing the events on this new history the author, Adam Green, specializes in the protagonists predicament within the setting in the novel. The book can be a retelling with the destruction from the Knights Templar, setting their demise in ‘our’ modern world. The world itself, while vastly completely different from our own, is startlingly similar in many ways. A financial war grips the globe, America has taken the role of France, setting the president as opposed to King Philip, plus a holy war rages with China, among other striking elements.
The novel itself is wonderfully structured, gently introducing your reader to both protagonists and antagonists alike. These characters are wonderfully detailed and familiar in many respects. The symmetry between our society and theirs is crafted with care and utmost consideration as to what was.
Our heroes are typically well crafted to get a novel with this genre. Placing ‘Holy men’ inside a world so much like ours presents these with many problems, but each protagonist attacks all of them with thought and care. The Antagonists are just as terrible, because heroes are heroic. The basis in history perfectly forms these villains, proving that history is frequently more thrilling than fiction.
The pace of the story rattles along in a breakneck speed, never allowing your readers interest to dwindle. Each from the relatively short chapters ends which has a suitable, heart wrenching climax. The speed from the story and also the pace perfectly serves the storyline, allowing a reader being easily caught up within the tale that’s told.
After the ebook ends you’ll only want more, hoping to see where the storyline could take you next. It’s lucky that we now have more books planned. Two to be precise, forming a trilogy of thrills. These books may form one of the great trilogies of contemporary years.
I cannot recommend this book enough. It thrilled me, excited me, and entertained me more than anything I have read to get a long time. The symmetry between our planet and our personal is stark and horrifying, and may only intrigue a large base of avid readers.