Today we’re starting the next novel in The Bestseller Code Challenge List, The Last Templar by Raymond Khoury, for Book Beginnings on Fridays.
Book Beginnings is a fun meme hosted by Rose City Reader blog. To participate, share the first sentence or so of a novel you are reading and your thoughts about it. When you are finished, add your URL to the Book Beginnings page linked above. Hope to see you there!
The Last Templar by Raymond Khoury
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Summary: When four men on horseback dressed as Templar knights steal rare artifacts from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, archaeologist Tess Chaykin, who witnessed the theft, and FBI agent Sean Reilly team up to investigate.
This novel is a historical thriller of sorts. Some say it is similar to The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown, an author who also has a book on the challenge list.
First Sentence of Prologue:
The Holy Land is lost.
And so starts the prologue, set in Acre, Latin Kingdom of Jerusalem, 1291.
First Sentence, Chapter 1:
At first, no one noticed the four horsemen as they emerged out of the darkness of Central Park.
The setting in Chapter one is modern day (for a book published in 2005) New York City.
I’m actually about half way through and I’m enjoying the action. It seems like the plot is a bit less convoluted than The DaVinci Code, but the author hasn’t revealed everything yet.
What do you think? Have you read this? Ever read The DaVinci Code? How do you think they compare?
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The next book is number 47. Maine by J. Courtney Sullivan (2011) – Discussion begins February 25, 2019
This sounds like a good read.
Well, I may have to try this! 🙂
Thanks for introducing me!
Lauren @ Always Me
So how does this book compare to the DaVinci Code? I really enjoyed that book years ago. My Friday quotes and review
It’s a really fast read, so maybe Da Vinci Code “lite?”
Sounds like an interesting story. Hope you enjoy the ending.