The Templar Knight: Book Two of the Crusades Trilogy

The Templar Knight: Book Two of the Crusades Trilogy

by Jan Guillou
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The Templar Knight: Book Two of the Crusades Trilogy by Jan Guillou

Swedish author Jan Guillou follows up the highly acclaimed The Road to Jerusalem with the second book in his Knights Templar trilogy.

The Knight Templar follows Arn's adventures in the Holy Land, where he discovers that the infidel Saracens aren’t as brutish and uncivilised as he had been led to believe, and that in fact there is another, darker side to the teaching of the Cistercians.

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ISBN-13: 9780061688591
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 05/31/2011
Series: Crusades Trilogy Series , #2
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 496
Sales rank: 353,096
Product dimensions: 5.31(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.79(d)

About the Author

Swedish-born journalist Jan Guillou has won several international awards, including the Prix France Culture. He is the creator of two of the most successful series ever published in Sweden—the Hamilton series and the Crusades Trilogy. His books have been translated into more than twenty languages.

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Templar Knight 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 37 reviews.
harstan More than 1 year ago
In Anno Domini 1167, teenage Swedish knight Arn Magnusson was forced into joining the Knights Templar as they marched on The Road to Jerusalem; he left behind his beloved betrothed Cecilia unaware of her pregnancy and eventual exile to a convent on Gotaland. Now a decade later in the hot summer of what the Faithful call 575 after Hijra, Arn remains with the Knights Templar in the Holy Land but has moved up the ranks to become master of the fortress at Gaza. Over the next few years he survives the battles with the Saracens and respects their shrewd strategic Sultan Saladin. Meanwhile, Cecilia misses her beloved Arn and their son who is raised by others as she remains incarcerated at a convent run by an abbess who loathes her for being a member of a rival clan. Following the bloody battle of Hattin in AD 1187, Arn's twenty year commitment finally is over and he is free to go home, but fears what he will find there as he prays Cecilia is still his. The second tale of the Crusades Trilogy is an excellent historical epic that grips the audience from the onset and maintains that hold as a decade swings by. Fast-paced and filled with plenty of action, readers will feel they are part of Arn's command as Jan Guillou brings the twelfth century crusades to life. Harriet Klausner
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It'so amazing!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is the 2nd book in the Crusades Trilogy (The Road to Jerusalem being the first). They did a great job with the Crusades with Saladin but also and to my surprise, I found the story line of the ladies to be just as interesting! In a way its like you are getting two stories where you simply read of Arn's battles and life in the Crusades but at the same time praying and hoping for the Cecelia's and little pretty Uvlhilde (probably spelled that name wrong lol) to survive and have their plans work out while in the Convent. Well done, and a GREAT book in this series, better than the first one and the first was excellent!
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Retired_Educator More than 1 year ago
A Templar Knight, battle strategies, Muslims and Christians,clan wars, love and marriage, kings and queens, cloisters and penance. The well written middle book in a trilogy is worth the read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Although historical fiction, this series follows history pretty accurately and is a fun read. Deus Vult!
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It has been made into a movie. Netflex
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Enjoyed entire series .. very good read!
MikeNY More than 1 year ago
Excellent trilogy with great historical perspective and extensive character development to move the story along.
pianoman72 More than 1 year ago
Enjoyed it very much.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Awesome book! Very interesting and pulls you in
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