My review of The Last Templar by Michael Jecks

This is a book that I’ve just re-read after finding a dog-eared copy hiding in my loft. I’ve read a few of this series, and each one I have enjoyed just as much as this.

The Last Templar introduces us to Simon Puttock and Sir Baldwin de Furnshill, the two main protagonists throughout the series. Puttock is called in, as bailiff, to investigate the death of a local man and he meets the new Lord who has just returned from years abroad. A friendship, albeit tentatively, begins; but elements emerge that puts Puttock’s friendship with Baldwin into question.

I’m a big lover of historical novels, and this one didn’t disappoint. The medieval era is perfectly depicted through the narrative, the obvious research into the time apparent from the very beginning. There is an easy rhythm to the writing which compels you to turn the page, although the pace slows occasionally, it quickly picks up again.

Fans of Bernard Cornwell, Simon Scarrow, Bernard Knight, Karen Maitland, C J Sansom and the like will find that this series sits nicely on the shelf along with them, and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend.


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Posted on November 24, 2014, in Clive's Blog. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. This sounds good. I’m going to go check it out. If you like a little mystery with history, you might like The Mistress of the Art of Death. I think that’s the title. I loved it. It’s about a woman who is summoned to investigate a chain of gruesome murders in Canterbury.

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  2. Ariana Franklin, I’ve read them Toni, they’re very good. MIchael’s series is good too, I’ve read a few of them over the years and he likes to chat on twitter etc, so get connecting if you haven’t already.You might like the Sister Fidelma mysteries by Peter Tremayne if like me you’re into historical stuff.


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