The Templar Brotherhood

Author: James Becker

Publisher: Canelo

ISBN: 191085977X

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 6340

The thrilling conclusion of the Hounds of God trilogy takes readers into the shadowy chambers of the Knights Templar themselves... Having barely escaped the crosshairs of a deadly cult, Robin Jessop and David Mallory are determined to unlock the truth behind a conspiracy unresolved for seven hundred years – the mystery of what gives the enigmatic Templars their unwavering power. Infiltrating the group’s archives, Jessop and Mallory make a startling find. An ancient Templar passport hints at a sacred mission: the transportation of a priceless treasure, an artefact of incomprehensible value. Delving through centuries of deception, the two come face-to-face with a secret that could shake Christendom to its core – and cost them their lives. From New York Times bestselling author James Becker comes a breakneck conspiracy thriller, perfect for fans of Dan Brown, Scott Mariani and Chris Kuzneski.

The Lost Treasure of the Templars

Author: James Becker

Publisher: Canelo

ISBN: 1910859753

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 3878

An ancient sect. A modern mystery. The most dangerous secret ever unearthed. The bestselling author of The Lost Testament returns with the first novel in a thrilling new series about the powerful secrets of the Knights Templar, and a conspiracy too shocking to believe. In a quiet English seaside town, antiquarian bookseller Robin Jessop has acquired an odd medieval volume. What appears to be a book isn’t a book at all, but a cleverly disguised safe, in which she finds a single rolled parchment, written in code. For encryption expert David Mallory, the text is impenetrable. Until an invaluable clue opens the door to a mystery, and a conspiracy, stretching back seven centuries, when the most powerful man in Europe declared war on the most powerful military order, the Knights Templar. Now Jessop and Mallory find themselves on a global hunt for an unsurpassed treasure, and this much closer to unlocking the secrets that could change history, topple an empire, and bury them both alive. Because soon they’re not only the hunters. They’re also the hunted. Praise for James Becker ‘[Becker’s] intelligent mixture of fact with fiction really hits the spot and gets your adrenaline racing. Once you start it is impossible to stop!’ Eurocrime ‘A thrilling historical mystery full of ingenious clues and unexpected twists’ Good Book Guide ‘An entertaining, hunt-and-chase thriller ... appealing and clever protagonists coupled with intriguing history’ Publishers Weekly ‘Deserves the widest possible audience’ Reviewing the Evidence ‘Superbly crafted ... it breaks new ground ... a tightly worded, sharply written thriller’ CrimeSquad.com James Becker spent more than twenty years in the Royal Navy’s Fleet Air Arm and served during the Falklands War. Throughout his military career he was involved in covert operations and numerous classified projects. He has an abiding interest in ancient and medieval history. His previous novels are The First Apostle, The Moses Stone, The Messiah Secret, The Nosferatu Scroll, Echo of the Reich and The Lost Testament.

The Templar Archive

Author: James Becker

Publisher: Canelo

ISBN: 1910859761

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 1361

The most precious prize of them all... Robin Jessop and David Mallory return in the nail-biting new Hounds of God novel from Sunday Times bestseller James Becker While deciphering what few clues they have managed to recover about the Templar’s secrets, Jessop and Mallory make a discovery about their legendary treasure. Rather than gold or jewels, the long-sought prize may, in fact, be something far more valuable: information. For the Knights Templar were the original inventors of international banking. And not all of it was in money. Lands, titles and the fates of entire noble houses were placed in their keeping. The records of such transactions, though centuries old, may possibly yield the greatest wealth in the world. But hunting for such an archive places Jessop and Mallory in the crosshairs of Europe's most powerful families... James Becker delivers a breakneck thriller perfect for fans of Mario Reading, Iain King and Scott Mariani. The Hounds of God series 1. The Lost Treasure of the Templars 2. The Templar Archive Book Three coming 2017 Praise for James Becker ‘[Becker’s] intelligent mixture of fact with fiction really hits the spot and gets your adrenaline racing. Once you start it is impossible to stop!’ Eurocrime ‘A thrilling historical mystery full of ingenious clues and unexpected twists’ Good Book Guide ‘An entertaining, hunt-and-chase thriller ... appealing and clever protagonists coupled with intriguing history’ Publishers Weekly ‘Deserves the widest possible audience’ Reviewing the Evidence ‘Superbly crafted ... it breaks new ground ... a tightly worded, sharply written thriller’ CrimeSquad.com James Becker spent more than twenty years in the Royal Navy’s Fleet Air Arm and served during the Falklands War. Throughout his military career he was involved in covert operations and numerous classified projects. He has an abiding interest in ancient and medieval history. His previous novels are The First Apostle, The Moses Stone, The Messiah Secret, The Nosferatu Scroll, Echo of the Reich and The Lost Testament.

Knights of the Black and White

Author: Jack Whyte

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101215029

Category: Fiction

Page: 768

View: 362

A brother of the Order-a medieval secret society uniting noble families in a sacred bond-Sir Hugh de Payens has emerged from the First Crusade a broken man seeking to dedicate his life to God. But the Order has other plans for him: to uncover a deadly secret that could shatter the very might of the Church itself.

The Rule of the Templars

The French Text of the Rule of the Order of the Knights Templar

Author: Templars

Publisher: Boydell Press

ISBN: 9780851157016

Category: History

Page: 200

View: 3748

Both monastic rule and military manual, the Rule is a unique document and an important historical source.

The Master Game

Unmasking the Secret Rulers of the World

Author: Graham Hancock,Robert Bauval

Publisher: Red Wheel Weiser

ISBN: 193470864X

Category: History

Page: 636

View: 5659

Exposes the secret world order's true purpose and how it has affected the United States.

Immortal Hope

The Curse of the Templars

Author: Claire Ashgrove

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1429970618

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

View: 9182

Centuries ago, Templar knights defied the archangels and unearthed the copper scroll that revealed the locations of the gates to hell. Cursed for their forbidden act, they now roam the earth, protecting mankind from evil. But darkness stalks them, and battles they fight bring them ever closer to eternal damnation. One promise remains to give them salvation—the return of the seraphs. Embittered by his purpose, Merrick du Loire must honor an ancient pact and bring peace to his cousin's soul, releasing him from the clutches of their enemy. When he stumbles upon history professor Anne MacPherson, he discovers that she possesses a sacred artifact that marks her as a seraph. Duty demands he set aside his personal quest and locate the knight she's fated to heal. As Merrick struggles with conflicting oaths, Anne arouses buried hope and sparks forbidden desire that challenges everything he's sworn to uphold. Anne has six weeks to complete her thesis on the Knights Templar. When Merrick takes her to the Templar stronghold, he presents her with all she needs—and awakens a soul-deep ache that he alone can soothe. Yet loving Merrick comes with a price. If she admits she is destined for him, her gift of foresight predicts his death. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Born in Blood

The Lost Secrets of Freemasonry

Author: John J. Robinson

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1590771486

Category: History

Page: 376

View: 5088

Its mysterious symbols and rituals had been used in secret for centuries before Freemasonry revealed itself in 1717. But where had this powerful organization come from and why had Freemasonry been attacked by the Roman Catholic Church? Robinson answers those questions and more.

A Woman of Choice

Author: Kris Tualla

Publisher: Kris Tualla

ISBN: 1451503318

Category: Fiction

Page: 346

View: 2335

Watch all the Hansen Series book trailers here: http://www.youtube.com/user/ktualla/videos"A Woman of Choice is a charming love story, gracefully told, in a fresh and engaging setting!" -Diana GabaldonInternational Best-selling Author of the OUTLANDER Series5 out of 5 Stars!"If you like Nora Roberts with a twist, you're really going to enjoy this book. Smart, funny and touching with enough heat to keep the pages turning, Tualla's A Woman of Choice is a book you won't be able to put down."-Dog-Eared Pages Reviews 5 out of 5 Quills!"This was an absolutely amazing love story! The plot, the research, Tualla has it all and you will love every minute of it. Get swept up in this story, grow with her characters, and you won't want to leave them."-The Pen & Muse Reviews******The Missouri Territory, 1819...A woman is viciously betrayed and abandoned by her unfaithful husband. She is rescued by a widower uninterested in love. In desperation, she becomes engaged to his best friend. One woman, three very different men. Life is about choices. ******I loved A Woman of Choice! I stayed up entirely too late to gobble it and get to the end. The characters were developed so well that they stayed with me, making me think about them well after I was finished reading.-Barb RileyAuthor of Eyes of the Beholder Speaking as a Norwegian, Kris has done a great job of capturing a non-demonstrative Norse male and his turmoil as he decides what to do with the feisty woman who is literally dropped into his world.-Michelle Gregory Author of Eldala A Woman of Choice was a fascinating historical read that turned out to be quite the page turner. Set in 1819, I was transported to an era that I don't usually read about. Sydney's character was funny, quirky and so unlike what a proper lady should have been. Sydney is just the type of strong character I love to see in a heroine. Nicolas was strong, protective and oh so yummy. Nicolas is a man that has been hurt on a very primal level and he does all he can to protect his heart, until Sydney comes along. I don't want to give away too much of the book because there are so many interesting and unexpected twists and turns. The romance between Sydney and Nicolas was certainly one of imperfection. They simply sizzled together. The ending is amazing and will definitely leave you wanting to buy the second book in the series. A Woman of Choice is certainly a book that is now on my keeper list. Kris Tualla writes an intriguing historical romance that is sure to sweep you off your feet. A must read!-Val Pearson

The Lost Testament

A Bronson Novel

Author: James Becker

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 069813687X

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

View: 4898

One man, one woman. One chance to expose the truth. Angela Lewis and Chris Bronson return in a high-adrenaline flight across Europe in pursuit of an ancient and world-shattering secret, chased by a band of fearsome assassins. For thousands of years we guarded it. But now it has been found. This could be the end -- for us; for our organisation; for the world. You must destroy it, and those who have taken it. An object is discovered in a Cairo souk. A market trader is tortured to death. A tantalising request for help is sent to British Museum historian Angela Lewis. She and policeman Chris Bronson travel to Egypt, where they become targets of a ruthless Masonic lodge. Only they have the key to the secret. Their only problem is deciphering it before their time runs out. Everything they think to be true is false. Everyone they trust must be distrusted.

First Templar Nation

How Eleven Knights Created a New Country and a Refuge for the Grail

Author: Freddy Silva

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1620556553

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 448

View: 9654

Overturns the long-established historical narrative about the origins and purpose of the Knights Templar • Explains how and why the Templars created Europe’s first nation-state, Portugal, with one of their own as king • Reveals the Portuguese roots of key founding members, their relationship with the Order of Sion, the Templars’ devotion to Mary Magdalene and John the Baptist, and the meaning and exact location of the Grail • Provides evidence of Templar holy sites and hidden chambers throughout Portugal • Includes over 700 references, many from new and rare sources Conventional history claims that nine men formed a brotherhood called the Knights Templar in Jerusalem in 1118 to provide protection for pilgrims traveling to the Holy Land. Overturning this long-established historical narrative, Freddy Silva shows that the Order of the Temple existed a decade earlier on the opposite side of Europe, that the protection of pilgrims was entrusted to a seperate organization, and that, in league with the Cistercian monks and the equally mysterious Order of Sion, the Templars executed one of history’s most daring and covert plans: the creation of Europe’s first nation-state, Portugal, with one of their own as king. Including over 700 references, many from new and rare sources, Silva reveals Portugal, not Jerusalem, as the first Templar stronghold. He shows how there were eleven founding members and how the first king of Portugal, a secret Templar, was related to Bernard de Clairvaux, head of the Cistercians. The author explains the Templars’ motivation to create a country far from the grasp of Rome, where they could conduct their living resurrection initiation--whose candidates were declared “risen from the dead”--a secret for which the Church silenced millions and which the Templars protected to the death. Placing the intrepid Knights in a previously unknown time and place, Silva’s historical narrative reveals the Portuguese roots of key founding members, their relationship with the Order of Sion, the Templars’ unshakeable devotion to Mary Magdalene and John the Baptist, and how they protected a holy bloodline in Portugal. He also provides evidence of secret Templar holy sites, initiation chambers, and hidden passageways throughout Portugal, often coinciding with pagan and Neolithic temples, and explains how their most important site forms a perfect triangle with the Abbey of Mont Sion in Jerusalem and the Osirion temple in Egypt. The author also reappraises the meaning of the Grail and reveals its exact location, hidden in plain sight to this very day.

The Secret History of Freemasonry

Its Origins and Connection to the Knights Templar

Author: Paul Naudon

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1620553376

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 320

View: 6986

Explores the hidden history of Freemasonry from ancient Rome, through the Middle Ages, to the present • Shows the close connection between medieval masons and the Knights Templar • Illustrates the sacred nature of Roman and medieval trade associations • Reveals the missing link that connects the lodges of modern Freemasonry to the medieval brotherhoods of builders Historians often make a sharp distinction between the operative Masonry of the Middle Ages and the speculative Masonry of modern times, emphasizing that there is no direct bridge connecting the two. Modern historians also have scoffed at Masonic claims concerning the close relationship between the Lodge and the Temple. Using medieval archives housed throughout Europe, historian Paul Naudon reveals that there was in fact a very intimate connection between the Masons and the Knights Templar. Church records of medieval Paris show that most, if not all, the Masons of that time were residents of the Templar censive, which allowed them to enjoy great exemptions and liberties from both church and state as a result of the protection afforded them by this powerful order. Naudon shows that the origins of Freemasonry can be traced back to the collegia of ancient Rome. He traces the evolution of organizations such as the Comacine Masters, the Arab turuqs, and the brotherhoods of builders created under the aegis of the Benedictines and the Knights Templar, all of which provide the vehicle for the transmission of a sacred tradition from pre-Christian times to the modern era. This tradition is the source of Masonic ritual and symbolism, and it provides the missing link in the transformation of the operative Masonry of the medieval cathedral builders to the spiritual principles of modern speculative Masonry.

The Real History Behind the Templars

Author: Sharan Newman

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1440623287

Category: History

Page: 448

View: 9097

The medieval historian who revealed The Real History Behind the Da Vinci Code uncloaks the Templars. In the year 1119, these noblemen found their calling as protectors of the faithful on a dangerous pilgrimage to newly conquered Jerusalem. Now, historian Sharan Newman elucidates the mysteries and misconceptions of the Templars, from their true first founding and role in the Crusades to more modern intrigues, including: - Were they devout knights or secret heretics? - Did they leave behind a fantastic treasure-hidden to this day? - How did they come to be associated with the Holy Grail? - Did they come to America before the time of Columbus? - Does the order still exist?

Templar

Author: Jordan Mechner,LeUyen Pham,Alex Puvilland

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1596433930

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 480

View: 9030

After the king of France and the pope massacre the Templars and steal their treasure, Martin assembles a small band of surviving Templars to retrieve the stolen treasure from under the king's nose.

Rule by Secrecy

Hidden History That Connects the Trilateral Commission, the Freemasons, and the Great Pyramids, The

Author: Jim Marrs

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0060931841

Category: History

Page: 480

View: 3781

What secrets connect Egypt‘s Great Pyramids, the Freemasons, and the Council on Foreign Relations? In this astonishing book, celebrated journalist Jim Marrs examines the world‘s most closely guarded secrets, tracing the history of clandestine societies and the power they have wielded – from the ancient mysteries to modern–day conspiracy theories. Searching for truth, he uncovers disturbing evidence that the real movers and shakers of the world collude covertly to start and stop wars, manipulate stock markets, maintain class distinctions, and even censor the news. Provocative and utterly compelling, Rule by Secrecy offers a singular worldview that may explain who we are, where we came from, and where we are going.

The Freemasons

A History of the World's Most Powerful Secret Society

Author: Jasper Ridley

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 1628721170

Category: History

Page: 368

View: 7730

What did Mozart and Bach, Oscar Wilde and Anthony Trollope, George Washington and Frederick the Great, Winston Churchill and Franklin D. Roosevelt have in common? They were all Freemasons, a subject of endless fascination. To the layman, they are a mysterious brotherhood of profound if uncertain influence, a secret society purported in some popular histories to have its roots in the fabled order of the Knights Templar, or in the mysteries of the Egyptian pyramids. They evoke fears of world domination by a select few who enjoy privileged access to wealth and the levers of power. The secrecy of their rites suggests the taint of sacrilege, and their hidden loyalties are sometimes accused of undermining the workings of justice and the integrity of nations. Though not a mason himself, Jasper Ridley nonetheless refutes many of the outrageous allegations made against Freemasonry, while at the same time acknowledging the masons’ shortcomings: their clannishness, misogyny, obsession with secrecy, and devotion to arcane ritual. In this much-needed reassessment, he offers a substantial work of history that sifts the truth from the myth as it traces Freemasonry from its origins to the present day.

Captured

Author: Jordan Marie

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781523889976

Category: Erotic stories

Page: 274

View: 4755

Beth and Skull must overcome many obstacles and personal problems in order to be together.