The Last True Templar - Tales of the Lawless Land (Hardback)
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Published: 14/09/2023
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The thrilling new historical adventure from New York Times bestselling author Boyd Morrison and expert medievalist Beth Morrison. Fox and Willa find themselves on a dangerous quest for the treasure of the Templar Knights.

A Perilous Quest. A Deadly Legacy.

Italy, 1351. English companions, knight Gerard Fox and the resourceful Willa, have come through a death-defying journey across war-torn Europe. Now looking towards a future together, they must first find a way to reconcile with their difficult pasts.

In a small village between Florence and Siena, Fox and Willa are caught up in a deadly ambush. After rescuing Luciana, the target of the attack, they take refuge in her opulent villa and learn her heartbreaking story – a tale of loss, deception, and a burning desire for freedom.

Soon, Fox and Willa are involved in a perilous quest to save Luciana’s family legacy. To do so, they will have to solve a mystery that points the way to the fabled lost treasure of the Knights Templar.

'Complete with mysteries, secrets, and adventure, rich in detail, delivering exactly what a reader craves. This writing duo knows all the right chords to touch.' Steve Berry, #1 New York Times bestselling author

'A mesmerizing sequel to the hugely entertaining The Lawless Land.... There is action galore. What a ride!' Elizabeth George, #1 New York Times bestselling author

'Any lover of historical mysteries or great tales of adventure will find much delight in this novel!' James Rollins, #1 New York Times bestselling author

'A triumphant follow-up to The Lawless Land, with a puzzle that will dazzle fans of The Da Vinci Code. There's so much breathtaking excitement that the book should come with an oxygen tank.' Lee Goldberg, #1 New York Times bestselling author

Reviews for the TALES OF THE LAWLESS LAND series:

'The Morrisons bring the Middle Ages to life in vivid detail.' Graham Brown
'A novel full of both authenticity and thrills.' Mark Greaney
'Historical fiction fans will eagerly await the couple's further adventures.' Publishers Weekly
'Combines the rich historical tapestry of Umberto Eco and the relentless pace and adventure of Clive Cussler.' J.T. Ellison

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
ISBN: 9781801108683
Number of pages: 448
Dimensions: 229 x 148 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

'Together Boyd and Beth Morrison have created a mesmerizing sequel to their first venture into sibling authorship, the hugely entertaining The Lawless Land. Book two, The Last True Templar, takes the reader on an adventure through medieval Italy where the excommunicated knight Gerard Fox and his ever-resourceful lady Willa come to the aid of a noblewoman set upon by robbers. Thus begins their search for a vast treasure reputed to have belonged to the Knights Templar. To find it, they must decipher clues that take them throughout Italy and ultimately to a Mediterranean island fortress. The writers' ability to convey a sense of place is remarkable, their research shines without announcing itself as research, and the resulting experience allows the reader to feel that she is in the hands of experts. There is action galore, complicated relationships between men and women, lies, deceit, double-dealing, sword fights, arrow shooting, fires, explosions, feisty indefatigable women, honorable men, dishonorable crooks...and on and on. All this and Italy too. What a ride!' - Elizabeth George, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Something to Hide

'The Last True Templar establishes the Morrisons as masters of rip-roaring, rollicking adventure – a triumphant follow-up to The Lawless Land that's even more exciting, with a puzzle that will dazzle fans of The Da Vinci Code. There's so much breathtaking excitement that the book should come with an oxygen tank.' - Lee Goldberg, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Malibu Burning

'The Morrisons once again delve into the fourteenth century, this time to create a riveting take on the deep mysteries and intrigue surrounding the Templars. The Last True Templar is both a rich historical mystery and a twisty thriller set across the landscape of early Renaissance Italy. The Morrisons bring this world into exciting and vivid life with all its machinations, murders, and maliciousness. Any lover of historical mysteries or great tales of adventure will find much delight in this novel – I did!' - James Rollins, #1 New York Times bestseller of The Kingdom of Bones

Carefully crafted and original... The Last True Templar is a fun and riveting read from first page to last.... Unreservedly recommended - Midwest Book Review

'A stellar sequel to The Lawless Land. Gerard Fox and Lady Willa are adventuring together in 1351 Italy, hoping to overcome their problematic societal pasts to marry. They stumble upon an ambush and help an older woman, Luciana, escape the attack. That act of kindness plunges them into a decade-old search for the location of the Templar treasure. It doesn’t help that Luciana’s greedy husband wants her dead and the treasure for himself. To succeed in their quest, Gerard and Willa must overcome betrayal, villainy, and deception while keeping the truth of their heritage secret. The Middle Ages comes to glorious life mixed with a plot from a Clive Cussler novel. The Last True Templar is adventure at its finest, and the pacing never slows down for a second. The story reads like the authors somehow have a time machine and are merely transcribing actual events. Readers will be anxious for the next book in the series, and hopefully a big-screen adaptation is not far behind.” - Jeff Ayers, First Clue Reviews

Reviews for THE LAWLESS LAND: 'Fantastic – suspenseful and historically fascinating. Gerard Fox could be Jack Reacher's ancestor, 700 years ago. Highly recommended!' Lee Child 'A fantastic start to a brilliant new adventure series that you won't want to miss. The brother/sister team of Boyd and Beth Morrison brings the Middle Ages to life in vivid detail with historical authenticity and a sense of fun. Packed with murder, love, betrayal, twists, epic battles, secret passages, and duels to the death, this thriller has it all!' Graham Brown 'A thoroughly entertaining tale that I found to be exceedingly well told. In their first collaboration, they have crafted a novel full of both authenticity and thrills, and readers are sure to clamor for more from this writing duo' Mark Greaney 'The authors make splendid use of such medieval-plot standbys as a castle with secret tunnels, plague-riddled vagabonds, a grand tournament, a priceless manuscript, and duplicitous churchmen as the action ranges from Canterbury to Paris and finally Italy. But the novel's real strength is its antagonists: Isabel's ruthless fiancé, the Earl of Tonbridge; the power-hungry Cardinal Dominic Molyneux; and, best of all, the cardinal's sociopathic son, Basquin... Historical fiction fans will eagerly await the couple's further adventures' Publishers Weekly 'A gallant knight, a witty heroine, a quest for the ages... The Morrisons have created a thrilling medieval adventure packed with fascinating historical detail. The Lawless Land combines the rich historical tapestry of Umberto Eco and the relentless pace and adventure of Clive Cussler into a brilliant new series. I can't wait to see where Fox goes next!' J.T. Ellison 'A compulsively readable, immersive tale of chivalric adventure and dangerous romance in a war-torn, plague-stricken Europe. Readers will relish the twists and turns of the plot... as the daring hero and heroine strive to save themselves and their imperiled world. A hugely entertaining historical novel!' Eric Jager, New York Times bestselling author of The Last Duel 'A simply riveting action/adventure novel... The stuff of which blockbuster movies are made, The Lawless Land will leave its enthusiastic readers looking eagerly toward the next installment in this entertaining saga of knight Gerard Fox' Midwest Book Review

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“excellent adventure”

When I initially saw that the book was set around the Templars my interest was piqued , It is a read which does not disappoint, from the opening prologue I had been drawn in by the mystery that was to follow, we are... More

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Vivienne O'Regan

“An exciting adventure set in 14th Century Italy”

‘A Perilous Quest. A Deadly Legacy’ - cover tag line.

My thanks to Head of Zeus Aria & Aries for an eARC via NetGalley of ‘The Last True Templar’ by Boyd and Beth Morrison.

This is Book 2 in their Tales of the... More

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