The Templar Legacy by Steve Berry (Book Review #113)

I rate this book 3 out of 5 stars.

(Finished Reading: 18/03/17

My 6th book this year)

The Knights of the templar are forever trying to find the Great Devise. Something of utmost importance in proving the truth behind everything that people believe in. But the bigger belief is that there is an immensely huge treasure hidden with the Great Devise. Everyone wants to find the treasure and the race is on.

The knights and their master want to prove that Jesus is not real therefore obliterating Christianity. The Church and their believers need this information to be destroyed or remain hidden forever. 

With both sides supposedly trying to minimalise bloodshed, in self defense there is violence, betrayal, love, faith, loyalty. Everything is put to the test when facing life and death choices.


I didn’t enjoy the way the story was told although the storyline itself was quite interesting. It feels like the author is teaching a first timer about history, religion and the conflicts between the Church and the Templar Brotherhood. I dislike being told the story. Then at every turn there is a very detailed explanation as to what is believed, what could have happened and what is actually happening. I much prefer books that make us readers feel like we are on a journey WITH the characters. 

I didn’t feel the suspense and the need to keep reading. I didn’t really connect with the characters. The book was average at most. It held my attention but didn’t keep me gripping the edge of my seat. I unfortunately would not recommend this book to other readers. I much prefered Dan Brown’s books. Especially the Da Vinci Code. 

Written by Ling Lee (18/03/17).

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