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Templar's Acre    by Michael Jecks order for
Templar's Acre
by Michael Jecks
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Simon & Schuster, 2013 (2013)
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* *   Reviewed by Bob Walch

After a long war with the Muslims and many defeats, the Crusaders are down to their last city. This final stronghold, Acre, must be held no matter the cost. And if it means a fight to the death so be it!

Into this dangerous situation comes Baldwin de Furnshill. A young boy who has traveled from England to defend the Holy Land, Baldwin is fleeing a dark past but the future doesn't look much better. The youth is about to become embroiled in one of the most brutal sieges in history and there's no guarantee he'll ever see his homeland again.

Over 500 pages, this is a compelling novel if you haven't yet tired of Knights of the Templar yarns. British author Michael Jecks has written numerous novels about this time period and the famous Knights. He puts his encyclopedic knowledge to good use in all of them, but this is one of the writer's best efforts to date.

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