The book is about the 'secret' the knights Templar held over the Catholic Church. This book provides a look into the working of the Catholic Church. It looks into how they will do anything to protect themselves, so they never lose power. It also delves into the treaties that are open to the public that we never read. The author goes into detail about the history of the Templar's and the relationship between the Catholic Church and people. The story shows how we can see one thing and still believe another. There are more books in the series, however none of them are required. This is a good stand alone story. No point in ruining it with less than good squeals.
I am married with a teenage son and run my own business. As I am visually impaired, audio books are my life.
Although I didn't mind listening to this book, I did think straightaway this is a similar format to the Davinci Code. There were some good action bits in it, but it was very predictable. You can tell that it was awkward for the author to write in the romance.
nothing like thrillers!
Amazing, history based, great thriller
Da vinci code in the good why they can of have the same back story but the last Templar is defiantly more intense and gives you historical facts that you can google and find out that they actually happened I'm amazed by this book and for sure will continue with the series if it is as intense as this book.
The author's jumping back and forth between the 14th and 21st centuries was sometimes hard to follow. Some of the premises of the plot, such as the link between the Vatican and the CIA were also a little hard to swallow. And the hurdles that some of the main characters are able to leap in the latter stages of the book are somewhat unbelievable. And Christians who read this book should never lose track of the fact that the book, like the Davinci Code, is a work of fiction.
To not steal ideas from several other stories and try to combine them into his.
what his name? the main dude, I guess
This was the second worst audio book that I have ever listened to. Not worth the time or the credits.
This book is way to similar to Dan Browns Davinci Code, except not nearly as good. This book may be good for the one person who didnt read the Davinci code.
His grandfather like quality may be better suited for a different story
Tess the main character
Ive watched Scooby Doo episodes that were more believeable, and better written!!
I liked the premise of the story but would have liked more developed charaters. It was a very exciting book however. I read some other reviews and would have to disagree with the term "Catholic Bashing". Important issues and debates regarding religious origins I think is required in this book and is absolutely relevant to the story as a whole. In the end I think that regardless of what you believe, you will come out satisfied with the results of the book. My main gripe is with the reader. If he won't pronounce "templar" with an "er" not "ar". Afterall it's in the title. He also said khaki pronouncing it like "cocky" and quasi like "qua-zee" and not quaz-eye. For crying out loud speak the english language! Overall great story."Catholic Bashing". Important issues and debates regarding religious origins I think is required in this book and is absolutely relevant to the story as a whole. In the end I think that regardless of what you believe, you will come out satisfied with the results of the book. My main gripe is with the reader. If he won't pronounce "templar" with an "er" not "ar". Afterall it's in the title. He also said khaki pronouncing it like "cocky" and quasi like "qua-zee" and not quaz-eye. For crying out loud speak the english language! Overall great story.
OK, I admit it, I really dug Dan Brown's books. I know, they're a bit silly at times, but they're engaging. But that's not why I bought this book, and was surprised when I learned that this was a "action" book. I guess I assumed it would have more "intellectual" qualities. But I didn't mind that at all. The characters are a bit too fictionalized at times, but it doesn't bother much because at the end of the day I was entertained. I'm hesitant to leave out any details because I don't want to spoil anything, but it's about an architect that gets mixed into a treasure hunt of sorts, that can unlock a Templar mystery (sounds familiar), the bad guy is surprising. There is also a parallel story that trace the treasure from its inception. I often had to re-wind to follow the jumps in the story, but it wasn't too bad. If you like historical mystery novels, you'll probably like this. Not great, but good.
Don't bother with this one. It is horrible. The premise sounds good on the jacket but not minutes into the book you realize that the author looses not only crediblity but the readers interest!
The story is at once contrived, inane & predictable! As for the characters, i don't know if it is their almost silly dialog or their actions...but you just do not care whether they live or die!
it isn't often that i cannot finish an audio book, but i couldn't delete this fast enough. If I could give it negative stars I would.