Templar's Apprentice (Book of Tormod Series #1)

Templar's Apprentice (Book of Tormod Series #1)

by Kat Black
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Templar's Apprentice (Book of Tormod Series #1) by Kat Black


Book one of Kat Black's thrilling historical fantasy trilogy full of intrigue, mystery, and adventure is now available in paperback!

Ever since thirteen-year-old Tormod MacLeod had a prophetic vision, things haven't been the same. Even his family treats him differently. So when he has the chance to join a Templar knight on a mysterious quest, Tormod doesn't hesitate. Now in a desperate race for his life, Tormod and the Templar must evade the armies of King Philippe le Bel of France or pay the price for what they've found, what they've seen, and what they know.
In this thrilling historical fantasy, a boy discovers visionary skills he didn't know he had---and a friendship worth dying for.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780545056540
Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date: 01/01/2009
Series: Book of Tormod Series , #1
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 5.64(h) x 1.07(d)
Lexile: 700L (what's this?)
Age Range: 12 - 17 Years

About the Author


Before turning her talents to writing, Kat Black was a designer and the creative force behind Walter Lorraine Books. To achieve the historical and cultural accuracy for The Book of Tormod: A TEMPLAR'S APPRENTICE, her first novel, she traveled through Scotland in search of Templar lore. She lives with her family in Lynn, Massachusetts.

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Templar's Apprentice 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
LBarrett More than 1 year ago
A smart sharp read.

Magic idols, knights, and a clairvoyant farm boy adventure across
the map of the dark ages of Europe.

This read is a glimpse into a bygone age skillfully written in an extinct brouge with rich and colorful ancient words.

The tale follows a mystical Knight Templar(the Templar's provided some of the inspiration for the Jedi of Star wars fame) and Tormod a seven son, of a seventh son from rural Scotland. In his own words "he is not the oldest or even the middle" Tormod shows his true grit when a mysterious knight appears with a treacherous task. A Task that leads him into the beginning of a great adventure.

At 35 I enjoyed this book thoroughly, as well as my wife and my elementary age son and daughter who could not put it down.

As in the case of 'The Book Thief" this book should be listed as a "novel" not only as young adult book.
read.
RMontroll More than 1 year ago
Kat Black's, "A Templar's Apprentice" is a fantastic voyage through time and 14th century Europe. Following Tormod from the Highlands of Scotland into the midst of a secret battle waged between the Templars and their enemies, we meet a cast of historical figures (with some creative flair from the author), and enter a world of uncertainty, fear, magic, and hope, perfectly blended to enthrall younger readers. I've always been a fan of history, especially anything to do with the Templar Knights, and so this novel already appealed to me just from the title. What I especially appreciated is how many characters really existed, and that when I finished the book, I could research the characters and learn more about their lives and legends. This is hardly the only historical fiction novel out there, but what separates "A Templar's Apprentice" from so many others is how real the characters feel. Kat doesn't whitewash the difficulties of living in the 14th century, and it allows Tormod and the rest of the cast to evolve into three dimensional characters. I recommend this novel, and the rest of the series, to anyone who loves fantasy, adventure, history, knights, magic, or just a great story. It has something for everyone, and though it is targeted at a younger reader, the story is appealing to all ages.
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TeensReadToo More than 1 year ago
Tormod runs home to grab the box of tinder for lighting the Beltane fires. Never mind that he traded jobs with his brother. If the fire doesn't light on time, he's going to be in trouble. Unfortunately, a Knight's Templar needs a message delivered as soon as possible to the Abbot. Abandoning his task, Tormod runs to the Templar encampment. There he delivers the message, but there are already men with the Abbot. The men swiftly leave, intent on hunting down the Knight. Tormod has a vision of their encounter, and begs the Abbot to allow him to intercept the Knight and lead him across a different path. Tormod never guesses that his journey to help the Knight will lead him far away from home and on an adventure he never imagined. A TEMPLAR'S APPRENTICE starts the beginning of an adventurous quest that crosses several countries. Danger always follows the Knight Templar and his companions. Plus, Tormod has hidden talents, creating a blend of religion and supernatural elements that he will need to understand in order to remain alive.
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