The Fall of the Templar (Grey Griffins Series #3)

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The action-packed third installment of the legend of the GREY GRIFFINS!

The epic battle between the Grey Griffins and forces of evil continues, as Max, Harley, and Natalia face off against Morgan La Fey and Lord Sumner. The friends also struggle to find a way to save Ernie, who remains trapped in an enchanted coma, and Max must come to terms with his father's most wicked betrayal. The Grey Griffins and the Templar knights stage the last ...

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Overview


The action-packed third installment of the legend of the GREY GRIFFINS!

The epic battle between the Grey Griffins and forces of evil continues, as Max, Harley, and Natalia face off against Morgan La Fey and Lord Sumner. The friends also struggle to find a way to save Ernie, who remains trapped in an enchanted coma, and Max must come to terms with his father's most wicked betrayal. The Grey Griffins and the Templar knights stage the last stand-off to save the world and the Land of Faerie....

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Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal

Gr 4-6- Max and his crew of Griffins continue their magical and tactical education in this last volume in the trilogy. As in the "Harry Potter" books, the adventure follows a group of friends with varying magical abilities, and the addition of the Knights Templar to the story line makes it an intriguing mix of fiction and history. Morgan La Fey and the evil Lord Sumner, Max's father, have tricked Max into giving him the powerful Spear of Ragnarok so that the wicked man can destroy the world. Max and his friends must descend into the Underworld and beat Lord Sumner and his band of Black Wolves to the Eye of Odin, the only weapon that can be used against the Spear. The plot is interesting, but the only thing keeping the book from becoming wholly cliché are additions like the Knights Templar's FBI-like mode of operation and a Griffin that is slowly becoming a Changeling in an amusing manner. However, the characters are not completely fleshed out, and the adults are two-dimensional stereotypes. The plot turns sickly sweet at the end, and readers are pounded over the head with the moral. This one is only for those who read the first two books and want to find out what happens to Max and his friends.-Jennifer-Lynn Draper, Children's Literature Consultant, Aurora, ON, Canada

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780439837767
  • Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
  • Publication date: 1/1/2008
  • Series: Grey Griffins Series , #3
  • Pages: 304
  • Sales rank: 345,476
  • Age range: 8 - 12 Years
  • Lexile: 850L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 8.94 (w) x 11.02 (h) x 0.97 (d)

Meet the Author

Derek Benz

Born in the wrong place, and unquestionably the wrong time, Derek spent most of his early years trying to figure out where he was and why he was different than everyone else. By the age of five, he had stumbled upon the answer: the rest of humanity was really nothing more than an elaborate hoax of cleverly disguised robots, and he was the only real human among them. Having overcome that mystery, he set out with other young members of the Grey Griffins (a super-secret club) to protect the world from darkness and bring about a better world through friendship, wit, and superbly-made peanut butter and jelly sandwiches.

He's climbed volcanoes in the Ring of Fire, fished for sharks in the North Atlantic, scandalized the Cathedral of Barcelona, been mauled by an angry kitten off the coast of Turkey, narrowly avoided being blown up outside Belfast, learned the meaning of defenestration in France, and even jumped off a few cliffs in Greece. His interests spanned a wide spectrum: archaeology, linguistics, mythology, cosmology, conspiracy theory, religion and a host of others. At the same time, he managed to catapult himself to the top of his game in a Fortune 100 company doing what some idly speculated to be nothing less than international computer espionage.

But there was always the desire to change the world around him. And since the age of fifteen, he had become obsessed with writing as a means to this end. Year after year, he labored to prefect his craft, until he felt the time was right. In 2000, he teamed up with J.S. Lewis and with an eye to the stars, they launched The Revenge of the Shadow King.

Benz met and married his lovely wife in sunny Arizona, where they enjoy researching ancient civilizations and studying theology.

Born early enough to remember rotary phones, typewriters, and the glory years of Atari, J.S. Lewis has lived a rather obscure life in the shadows of many nearly famous people.

A member of the Grey Griffins (a secret club of courageous children who have vowed to save the world from evil overlords, alien invasions and brussel sprouts), Lewis grew up in the heartland of America. Yearning to become a marine biologist, but perplexed by the lack of exotic saltwater marine life in Iowa and Minnesota, he headed west. Sadly, his quest for the sea ended too soon, stranding him in the blustering desert of Arizona, where dreams of discovering new breeds of ferocious sharks were all but destroyed.

So it was, dejected and wandering like a drifting vagabond, that Lewis explored an eclectic career that would include news reporting, radio producing, animation, multi-media design, mural painting, speech writing, video game development and marketing.

Ever searching for new forms of creative expression, Lewis and boyhood friend Derek Benz sought to make their indelible mark through the written word. Thus from that collaboration was penned the novel The Revenge of the Shadow King.

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  • Posted February 23, 2010

    I Fell face forward for the book.

    When I finished this book, I just couldn't put it down. I had to reread it again. This is the third of the Grey Griffins series. To me the action and storyline of this book was the best of the three yet. It is about Max Sumner, a boy who is not only related to King Arthur, but is the guardian of the magical artifact, known as the Codex. Throughout this chapter in his life, he has to deal with werewolf assassins, his father and his werewolf army, and the entire underworld! Throughout staying alive, he has to persevere through tough training with his friends Natalia, Harley, and Ernie. Through new friends and allies, he and his friends search through the underworld for the elusive Eye of Odin. This rare artifact was the only possible thing that could stop his power hungry father.With the help of new friends and old ones like Sprig, he stop the worlds inevitable demise yet again. I would really recommend this book for anyone with a want for adventure. This book will be addicting to anyone who reads the first 10 pages alone. Overall, this is one of my favorite books ever.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 2, 2012

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    Beyond hooked and sucked right into it...

    The Fall of the Templar is nothing compared to The Revenge of the Shadow King and The Rise of the Black Wolf. I was determined to continue the adventure and was deeply hypnotized as the pages kept turning. I was so into this book, I can't believe how fast I finished it. Way better than the first two, part three is my ultimate favorite. It can't possibly bore you with all that's going on. I absolutely loved this story beyond the others.

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  • Posted March 23, 2010

    AWESOME

    i think this is the best book ever!!!!!the whole thing is awesome i could not put it down PLEASE READ IT!!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 29, 2009

    A Great book

    this was a very good book and i would tell anyone who loves action stories to read it!!! Loved this book.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 7, 2008

    OMG I LOVE THIS BOOK

    this is the best book if you love adventure scary fun and fiction!

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 5, 2008

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    this book has no twist's or turns or anything to it. The action is limited way to much and the way the story is resolved is puzzling and left in a complete mess.

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 5, 2008

    Great book (this heading is used a lot but i don't care.)

    I enjoyed reading this book. It was suspenceful to the end. I love these books so much. So much in fact that i will put down any other book, no matter how good, to read one of these books.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 1, 2008

    Awesome Book

    This was one of the best books I've ever read! It has everything from magic to betrayal. I recommend this series to any fantasy lovers.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 20, 2007

    I cant wait till it comes out!!

    I loved the other books and cant wiat till this 1!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 4, 2008

    BEST GREY GRIFFINS BOOK

    Possibly being the last Grey Griffins book, it was definite to be best of the three. I paid the full original price for it on Jan. 1 when it was first out, and it was worth every penny of the 12.99. BEST GREY GRIFFINS BOOK!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 25, 2007

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    I can't wait until the 3rd Grey Griifins comes out and the title doesn't make it any easier for me because I already have to wait until Jan. 1st.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 3, 2007

    The Next Harry Potter

    Even though I haven't read this book I hope it will be as good as the first two. These books have everything to make a good series. Fantasy, Magic, Adventure, Mystery, Betrayle and Suspence that will keep you at the edge of your reading chair.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 7, 2007

    xD

    Well, I really am sitting on the edge of my chair for this one... and I'm so excited to read it, but truly... I don't like the title on the book, but I'm sure it'll be just as much of a thriller as the first two!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 12, 2007

    A Series For Harry Potter Lovers!!

    I just finished the book. I couldn't put it down it was that good!!!!! I would highly recommend this series and to continue to read the authors works.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 5, 2007

    Outstanding

    I think so many things that can make a inprovment but the Book 3 of the Grey Griffins does not need one like the other ones.

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