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(Audio) Book Thoughts: The Templars (Dan Jones)

★★★★★☆☆

Title: The Templars
Author/Narrator: Dan Jones
Genre: Non-Fiction / History
First published: 2017
Edition: Audio book

A faltering war in the middle east. A band of elite warriors determined to fight to the death to protect Christianity’s holiest sites. A global financial network unaccountable to any government. A sinister plot founded on a web of lies.

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History and religion are subjects that I have always had an interest in, so this book seemed right up my street. The Templars are one of those legendary organisations that everybody has heard of, but how much did I actually know?

This is a pretty straightforward history of The Templars and basically does what it says on the tin. This is not a bad thing at all, but it did not make for the most exciting of books. The author basically tells the story of the Templars in chronological order, from the start until the tragic end. It was a fascinating subject to me and I came out of this book having a firmer grasp on what the Templars were all about and what happened in during and after the Crusades.

You do need to have a solid interest in history to enjoy this book, but if you do, I would recommend this on audio especially. The author does a great job narrating it. It could have been a really dry narrative, but it was dynamic enough to keep me interested.

5 out of 7 stars

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