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Crusade of Fire: Mystical Tales of the Knights Templar
     

Crusade of Fire: Mystical Tales of the Knights Templar

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by Katherine Kurtz
 

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The Knights Templar were the fabled order of mystic warrior-monks supposedly disabanded more than seven centuries ago by the pope. Legends persist of their presence, and this collection of stories muse on the Knights' arrival at history's turning points to guide destiny in Good's eternal war against Evil. Original.

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The Knights Templar were the fabled order of mystic warrior-monks supposedly disabanded more than seven centuries ago by the pope. Legends persist of their presence, and this collection of stories muse on the Knights' arrival at history's turning points to guide destiny in Good's eternal war against Evil. Original.

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Kurtz, author of the Deryni fantasy series, compiles the work of her fellow historical fantasy writers in the third collection of stories about the Knights Templar, the warrior monks who arose after the First Crusade to defend the pilgrims traveling to the holy land for almost two hundred years. Each story in this stand-alone volume presents a slice of the legend of the Templars. The Templars have been connected to the lore of both Arthur and Robin Hood, and the mystery surrounding the survival of their order persists into modern times. Although most authors, who include Susan Schwartz, Scott MacMillan, and Deborah Turner Harris, set their stories in an authentic historical context, some move the Templars into the future, with Patricia Kennealy-Morrison taking them beyond earth itself. An interlude precedes each story, providing additional history. Readers travel with the Templars as they journey to Scotland to fight with Robert the Bruce, to the Holy Land where they confront Saladin, and back to York with Rebecca, who still mourns her loss of Ivanhoe. Appealing to fans of both history and fantasy, this volume of six tales builds on the legend and explores the mystery surrounding the Templars. For those who seek further reading, Kurtz includes a partial bibliography as well as notes about the authors who have contributed to this collection. VOYA CODES: 4Q 4P S A/YA (Better than most, marred only by occasional lapses; Broad general YA appeal; Senior High, defined as grades 10 to 12; Adult and Young Adult). 2002, Warner, 304p,
— Michele Winship

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780446610902
Publisher:
Grand Central Publishing
Publication date:
12/01/2002
Series:
Tales of the Knights Templar Series
Pages:
304
Sales rank:
689,635
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.68(d)

Meet the Author

Katherine Kurtz is an American author of fantasy, alternate history, and urban fantasy novels. She is most well known for her Deryni series of historical fantasy novels that she began in 1970 with the book Deryni Rising. She has also worked extensively with Deborah Turner Harris on the urban fantasy series The Adept.

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