The Templar Pitt is book two of The Pitt Family saga. This book is set in the 1200s and features The Knights Templar. Gervase, a young French carpenter, lives in England; his skills have secured him specialist work for the Templar monks and now he’s been invited to London to design a new building for them.
During excavations a secret document is discovered along with some aged bones, and, similar to book one in this series, Gervase is asked to help solve a mystery – one which could have complicated royal implications.
The author uses an omnipotent narrator to tell the story; at times I felt that some of the characters saw and knew details which were a little too convenient; however, this is just a minor niggle that others might not notice. The Templars were appealing to me, as they were in the first story, and the era in which the story is set works well with the choice of characters. This series might interest those who want to know more about life in the early medieval period.
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In 1201, a young carpenter discovers something in the foundations of a new building he’s designed for the Knights Templar in London, which could alter the shape of history.
He is subsequently thrown into a series of events which could result in the loss of King John’s throne and threaten the stability of the realm.
His life, and that of his adopted son are at risk. So too is his wife, who is kidnapped by a gang wanting to rob the Templars of a massive loan they are making to the king.
Only a concerted effort can ensure England’s stability – and save the Order from embarrassment.
But there will be a terrible cost.