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  • Title: The Templar Legacy
  • Author: Steve Berry
  • ISBN: 9780345476166
  • Page: 474
  • Format: Paperback
  • 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,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.It begins with a violent robbery attempt on Cotton s former supervisor, Stephanie Nelle, who s far from home on a mission that has nothing to do with national security Armed with vital clues to a series of centuries old puzzles scattered across Europe, she means to crack a mystery that has tantalized scholars and fortune hunters through the ages by finding the legendary cache of wealth and forbidden knowledge thought to have been lost forever when the order of the Knights Templar was exterminated in the fourteenth century But she s not alone Competing for the historic prize and desperate for the crucial information Stephanie possesses is Raymond de Roquefort, a shadowy zealot with an army of assassins at his command.Welcome or not, Cotton seeks to even the odds in the perilous race But the he learns about the ancient conspiracy surrounding the Knights Templar, the he realizes that even than lives are at stake At the end of a lethal game of conquest, rife with intrigue, treachery, and craven lust for power, lies a shattering discovery that could rock the civilized world and, in the wrong hands, bring it to its knees.
    The Templar Legacy 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 los

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    1. The Knights Templars were founded in Jerusalem in 1118 to protect the pilgrims visiting Palestine at the end of the First Crusade of 1096 The full, original name was The Poor Knights of Christ and the Temple which is in Jerusalem , but the for the sake of this review I will just refer to them as The Templars By papal decree only The Templars were allowed to wear the cross patee The red cross is probably the most famous identifying symbol for the order The Templars because of their austere living [...]

    2. Steve Berry is the thinking man s Dan Brown I was immediately impressed after reading The Romanov Prophecy, and The Third Secret The Templar Legacy does not disappoint If you enjoyed The DaVinci Code you will appreciate this novel all the .Berry mixes a decent understanding of folkore and history in this fast paced quest for the real Templar Treasure He even takes a decent pot shot at all the conspiratroialists and others who have made fortunes off a well documented hoax The book s idea of The G [...]

    3. Maybe not quite a 4 star read, it dragged a bit in places was quite long, but Berry certainly did his historical homework came up with a great conspiracy If you re not familiar with some of it, as I wasn t I looked up online he had a great author s note at the end that covered the main points.While about religious people, orders, conspiracies, Berry took a great secular look at it all, but wasn t insensitive to religious folks He didn t berate the Gospels for their inconsistencies, but did cove [...]

    4. So fascinated by the amount of research that went into this Really cool book, and I m excited to follow Cotton on adventures

    5. once again i m longing for half stars 2 vs 3 i m settling on this just being ok 2 stars, though, because the dialogue is not afraid to spell things out as in, explaining the obvious, in a predictable, simplistic manner the actual storyline meanders a little too much, at least for my taste in historical thrillers i d like these books to be, i don t know, thrilling there were a couple of spelling grammar errors true, it could happen to anyone true, it s an enormous pet peeve of mine in general but [...]

    6. I enjoyed this tale I have just recently discovered Berry I read The Third Secret in August , but the mister has been enjoying him for some time nowIn a sort of Cliff Janeway meets The DaVinci Code story although, much better told, in my opinion , we follow Cotton Malone, one time federal agent with an eidetic memory and now a Copenhagen based bookseller, as he becomes unwittingly involved in a search for the Great Devise, an ancient Templar archive that supposedly disproves the Resurrection and [...]

    7. I suppose this is what might be called a thriller however I have hesitated to put it on that shelf I hesitate because there are very, very few thrills in the book.I ve hit a string of mediocre books lately These are all books I ve been looking forward to but once I got into them they were at best, yawn worthy This one is that way.We start out on what has become well trodden ground since The Da Vinci Code Again we re off on an adventure to track down the real history of things, in this case the T [...]

    8. What can I say I just really like these kinds of books with thriller action adventure based on history and historical landmarks This is about an American, Cotton Malone which I m not too thrilled with that name, lol , who is now a bookseller in Denmark after retiring as a US Operative He s trying to live the quiet life when he finds himself embroiled in a quest with his former boss that involves the Knights Templar and looking for The Great Devise Yes this type of storyline and pace is reminisce [...]

    9. Dan Brown esque Interesting thriller with the seemingly sole intent of challenging pre conceived historical beliefs Long spots of historical info dumps, which I found interesting but could bore some Entertaining at least.

    10. The Templar Legacy1 StarThis is my third attempt at reading this book and its time to call it quits The main character is interesting enough and the plot has potential, but it moves along at a snails pace with excessive descriptions of the scenery villages, buildings, forests, gardens, etc and the innermost thoughts of each and every character most of whom I couldn t care less about Enough is enough

    11. Total load of garbage from the beginning of the book until the end This book was not even worth the paper it was written on.

    12. It has served us well, this myth of Christ POPE LEO XThe above appears on the back dust jacket of The Last Templar and as an epigraph for The Templar Legacy Fascinating, isn t it My initial reaction upon seeing it for the second time, having just brought home The Templar Legacy, was, oh no, it s the SAME BOOK Really, though, aside from both dealing with lost Templar treasure and the possible non divinity of Christ, they re quiet different novels I may have even enjoyed this one than either The [...]

    13. This is the first of the Cotton Malone series The author, Steve Berry, has been described as the thinking man s Dan Brown and I can see why I am certainly no biblical scholar but the book seemed to be well researched and real world mysteries are dealt with in a plausible way I do wish, though, that readers who are offended by anything that challenges their religious views would just avoid those novels in the first place rather than read them and then trash the book s viewpoint.I enjoyed learning [...]

    14. This is the first book of the Cotton Malone series, and thus far, the best one I have read I m sure my fascination with the history of Knights Templar was a weighing factor in my rating of the book Nevertheless, Steve Berry has done a good job in mixing history with an interesting story line The story was quick paced with full of action The employment of diverse characters made it all the interesting I liked most of them, especially the Seneschal, Mark Nelly But Cotton Malone was another story [...]

    15. I m not going into the the whole story line as the synopsis gives us a lot of information on that.This is the 2nd time I have read this bookI decided to start the whole series again as I have now copies of his later books.I enjoyed it a lot and what makes this series interesting for me is the hero, Cotton Malone love his name and also the amount of research done for the storyough at times, I felt bombarded with so much all at once.but I am liking getting into this series again.

    16. I thought the book was good, held my attention, and kept me guessing I thought it was well researched, but since there was no roving reporters, internet, video cameras or cell phones centuries ago we rely on documents written by whoever was paying to have them written, and naturally if King Phillip IV, the Pope, or the Templars wanted to document an event, they would have it recorded to put themselves in the best light So, historically, I think the truth lies somewhere in the middle of what is s [...]

    17. My first Steve Berry novel and it will not be my last Even though I not into the Knights Templar,I found the book enjoyable and entertaining from start to finish

    18. This was a fun, adventure filled thriller full of history about the Knights Templar, or as they called themselves, Poor Fellow Soldiers of Christ and of the Temple of Solomon They were a Catholic military order founded around 1119 until around 1312 The Templars were closely tied to the Crusades when the Holy Land was lost, support for the order faded Rumours about the Templars secret initiation ceremony created distrust, and King Philip IV of France deeply in debt to the order took advantage of [...]

    19. A Me too in the Da Vinci Code genre Enh.Ok, finished it OMG, you mean Jesus didn t ACTUALLY rise from the dead and that it s all a metaphor No shit, Sherlock He hinges the whole plot on Jesus resurrection, and then you re supposed to act all shocked when the characters actually find his bones BFD Of course then his characters are all like Well this info doesn t really matter in today s modern society after they spent all this effort finding it The characters are all underdeveloped and constantly [...]

    20. This was an enjoyable read I liked it, I thought it was well written, it kept me in suspense, there were twists and turns, and it was interesting Although if you don t like fictional books that question the Bible or faith then this book is NOT for you It s a very Dan Brown kind of book that I think is a bity a bit realistic I wavered between 3 and 4 stars for this one and settled on three I settled on three because At times the books gets very preachy too lecture like It s very repetitive The bo [...]

    21. I should have known this is, after all, an attempt to muscle in on Dan Brown s Da Vinci Code territory Lots of anti New Testament material here Oh, how I wish authors who want to write books in this genre would do wider research Berry refers to Bishop Spong, for crying out loud In my opinion, one book by N T Wright Resurrection And The Son of God would have been enough to alter the ending of Berry s book for the better If you are looking for an escapist page turner, then this book may be of inte [...]

    22. I got this for free on Kindle It s worth what I paid for it I couldn t make it past the first 80 pages, which were an obvious attempt to not only ride the coattails of The DaVinci Code but to also build a franchise around the main character The fact that I came here to update my review and see that the title lists it as Cotton Malone 1 pretty much seals the deal on that I grow very weary of these action franchises, and than one speculative fiction author James Rollins, I m looking at YOU has ha [...]

    23. So I m always looking for a new series to read and Steve Berry s Cotton Malone series fits the bill In a formulaic Dan Brown esque fashion we start off LONG ago in a land far away laying the ground work for the action that will take place in the present ish day While Cotten s backstory could have been built out a little fully hits are given that things will be either explained later in the story or we are lead to believe this is a story for another time i.e another book thus the drawn out backs [...]

    24. 2.5 stars Between slow story, exhaustive historical explanations, mother son conflict, estranged husband s suicide and OFFENSIVE religious shocker, I was not a fan of this book, but I ve heard good things about the series, so I ll try the next one before I ll make a final judgement.Likes Retired CIA operative owning a book store Knights Templar Protectress, Cassiopeia Vitt Old Master s intricate plan In another review, someone said that the author provided an afterward identifying what is true a [...]

    25. L ultima cospirazione, in originale The Templar Legacy , un romanzo thriller a sfondo avventuroso, pubblicato nel 2006, ed il primo libro della saga riguardante Cotton Malone, personaggio inventato dallo scrittore americano Steve Berry.La trama del romanzo si pu cos riassumere Cotton Malone, ex agente operativo del dipartimento di Giustizia americano, si da tempo lasciato alle spalle una vita fatta di pericoli e agguati e ha deciso di trasferirsi a Copenaghen, dove gestisce una libreria antiquar [...]

    26. I found this book after reading The Da Vinci Code I was enthralled from cover to cover and have found through this book, The Da Vinci Code and 1 other book that I am now a closet Templar conspiracy theorist.Well written with good plot twists and suspense Steve Berry is a gifted author with a special talent for suspense and history.Historical fiction lovers will get plenty from this book Suspense lovers will not be disappointed There is even some blood for the horror fans I guess the only people [...]

    27. US ex spy searches for the key to the Templar s power through the centuries Da Vinci Code y but actually a chapter book and with fully fleshed out characters Another series of puzzle like hoops for the characters to jump through in place of an actual plot view spoiler About halfway through we find that Jesus never rose from the dead I liked the ulitmate conclusion of the novel how it handles the issue of faith, and what faith is for But I was pretty annoyed that the gospel of Matthew, which the [...]

    28. Thriller.There is a book.The book goes missing.There comes a man, arrogant as usual, divorced as usual and retired You know what am talking about.Then there is a woman, partner to the man, divorced too.What are they looking for, the book.Then we have the bad guys, they are killing people for the book.The story is not as simple as I have put it though The book is actually interesting A lot of history to learn and other valuable facts Kudos to Steve Berry I never thought I could read this kind of [...]

    29. Well, I have recently finished The Templar Legacy, and for those who like Templar historical fiction, I highly recommend Filled with facts and mysteries involving The Great Devise, the long lost Templar treasure who some hypothesize as being proof of Jesus mortality, the book takes the reader through twists and turns, all the while being action packed The book does have multiple characters, both as part of the story and the story s history, so sometimes is may get confusing Don t dismay though, [...]

    30. This book reminds me a lot of The Da Vinci Code Instead of the Illuminati, this book has the Knights Templar Instead of the search for the Holy Grail Mary Magdelene , this book searches for the truth of the resurrection, whether it was fact or myth.The history lesson of the Knights Templar was worth the read.

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