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The cataclysmic conclusion to the international bestselling Brethren trilogy

1295 A. D. The Christian empire in the Holy Land lies in ruins. Returning to Paris, Knight Templar Will Campbell is at a crossroads. He has sworn to uphold the principles of the Anima Templi, a secret brotherhood within the Order whose aim is peace, but peace seems ever more impossible.

The Temple has forged an alliance with Will's enemy, King Edward of England, vowing to help him wage war on Scotland. Will now faces a bitter choice: to stay with the Temple and fight another war he doesn't believe in, or to break his vows and forge his own path to peace, even if that too means fighting...for the Scots. Will is unaware that an even more ominous threat is rising, for there is a warrior king on the throne of France whose desire for supremacy knows no bounds and who will stop at nothing to fulfill his twisted ambitions. The fight for the holy land is over, but the Temple's last battle has just begun...



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  • PDF | 496 pages
  • Robyn Young(Author)
  • Plume; 1 edition (January 26, 2010)
  • English
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  • Literature & Fiction

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  • By John P. Sheehan on March 25, 2010

    While I will leave any additional commentary regarding this work until I have actually read it, I am EXTREMELY unhappy with the Author, Publisher and Amazon for perpetrating this charade!I read and very much enjoyed Robyn Young's first book in this series, Brethren, while on my last business trip overseas. When I returned home, I suggested to my Wife that I thought she would enjoy this book as well. During the course of a subsequent trip overseas, my Wife told me how much she enjoyed reading Brethren.Due to the length of my current trip, I thought I might surprise my Wife by purchasing the rest of the series along with any other similar works by Robyn Young. I ordered Crusade, Requiem and The Fall of the Templars. The books arrived and my Wife picked up the series where she left off and gobbled them up. After reading Requiem, she moved on to The Fall of the Templars only to find that they are the EXACT SAME BOOK with two different titles??? I have never in all my years run into this before!??? Yes, titles change occasionally when translated from one language to another, but we are talking strictly English here?In going back and looking at Amazon's listings once again, the books are offered as follows...Requiem (Brethren Trilogy 3) (Hardcover)The Fall of the Templars (Hardcover)Obviously, had I realized that they were in fact the very same book, I would not have purchased both titles! As for an actual review of the book, when I have finished the trilogy I'll be happy to report back on the contents of the book. In the interim, I simply hope that this "review" will prevent any of you from accidentally purchasing two copies of the same books under different titles!Why Amazon doesn't make this clear in their listings is beyond me?Respectfully submitted,John P. Sheehan

  • By Lucinda on December 10, 2012

    The tale of the Templar Knights began in Brethren and continued with Crusade, now brilliantly concluded in this epic final installment that exceeded all my expectations! Out of the three books this by far has the most beautiful cover and the emerald really stands out on the bookshelf as something totally distinctive, as well as being just the most engrossing and delightful read. If you are a reader who loves great battles and heroic acts or works by authors such as Bernard Cornwell or Michael Jecks, then you will love Robyn Young whose work is similar in design but totally original in content.After endless years of conflict in the barren deserts and whilst also working towards peace for the Brethren in secret, Will Campbell returns to find that his Scottish homeland is under attack by the mighty enemy Kind Edward 1. Since being betrayed by those whom he knew and served since childhood, and having to endure watching his daughter entangle herself in a dangerous affair, Will must forge his own path to peace - even if it does ultimately lead to another battlefield. Meanwhile a new threat is rising in France, where a warrior King will stop at nothing to achieve his twisted ambitions...The fight for the Holy Land may be over, but the Temple's last battle has only just begun...This dramatic, epic conclusion is a fitting end to an exciting tale of revenge, bloodlust and ambition that takes you back in time with such accuracy and realism. I am so impressed by Robyn Yong's spectacular series that is full of drama and nail-biting suspense that has you entranced for hours. I loved how it was full of such remarkable accuracy and gut-wrenching violence that would give even Michael Jecks stiff competition! The satisfyingly complex plot is something that you can really stick your teeth into with distinctive, memorable characters that push the narrative along and pull you into the saga. Fast-moving narrative that leaves you breathless, fans of Bernard Cornwell will find this trilogy just as delightful and if you LOVE the Templars, the crusades and the Middle Ages then this is a book for you!! Exciting, page-turning this tale keeps you guessing throughout just like the Da Vince Code and yet with a touch of the Arthurian mystical feel it really is a treat and a book to enjoy.A fantastic, captivating read that I would highly recommend and which I cannot enthuse about enough - just brilliant! I love this trilogy so much hence it is very hard to put into words my thoughts...4 ½ stars!

  • By Guest on January 24, 2009

    After the crushing defeat at Acre and the failure to take Jerusalem (see BRETHREN and CRUSADE), Knight Templar Will Campbell returns to Europe to find a shocking new world order awaits him. Still depressed over the end of the Christian Kingdoms in the Holy Land, he finds monarchs at least as powerful as the Pope is. At the Templar main chapter in Paris, Will also learns that the French King Philippe is trying to take back the lands that belong to English King Edward I. To achieve his objective, Philippe signed a treaty with Scotland in which he provides them with money and arms so the Scots can occupy King Edward while France regains the occupied lands on the continent.Although he hates Edward, Will goes to England with two other Templars to meet with the monarch. His worst fears prove real when the Templars agree to fight the Scots; he objects and quits the order as an overt sign of his protestation. He remains in Scotland for years fighting against the English before finally returning to Paris where he hears of a plot by Philippe and his advisers to disband the Templars and seize their treasury and other assets. A betrayal by someone close to him leads to Will's capture and torture. Friends liberate him and he tries from the shadows to save the Templars.The third Last Days of the Templar saga covers the period between 1295 and 1314 in an entertaining educational story as the audience obtains a deep look at political and military intrigue in mostly England, but to a lesser degree in France and Scotland. The era is a time of tremendous tumultuous change as secular monarchs and the Papacy fight for control; the kings reject subservience to the Pope while the Holy See proclaims them as heretics. The research is meticulous as the story line is rich with flavoring, but what makes Robin Young's final entry in her brilliant young adult trilogy so good is the cast especially the beleaguered hero who bring alive the medieval events that changed the world setting up the cradle for the Renaissance.Harriet Klausner


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