The Last Templar Book Summary and Study Guide

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In 1316, the new baliff of Lydford Castle Simon Puttock is called to investigate a burned-out cottage where a body was found. Sir Bladwin Furnshill, a knight recently returned from abroad, persuades Simon that it was no accident. The victim was killed before the fire started. As Simon and the quiet but intelligent Sir Baldwin look for more evidence, word comes of another murder - a clergyman who was undoubtably burned alive. The baliff and the knight start to look for a connection to the two killings since they are rare in this quiet and remote part of Devon.
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Michael Jecks paints a portrait of rural fourteenth-century Devon.
The review of this Book prepared by Alan J. Bishop

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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book descript. of violence and chases 20%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 30%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 20%How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) 30% Tone of story    -   suspenseful (sophisticated fear) How difficult to spot villain?    -   Difficult, but some clues given Time/era of story:    -   1600-1899 What % of story relates directly to the mystery, not the subplot?    -   80% Kind of investigator    -   amateur citizen investigator Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Crime Thriller    -   Yes Murder Mystery (killer unknown)    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   infantry soldier Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Race    -   British


Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   England/UK Small town?    -   Yes Small town people:    -   dumb rednecks, like Gomer Pyle

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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