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Keeper Of The Grail (2008)

by Michael P. Spradlin(Favorite Author)
3.91 of 5 Votes: 2
0399247637 (ISBN13: 9780399247637)
Putnam Juvenile
The Youngest Templar
review 1: If you think that a book set in the 12th century England would be boring, think again. This book is an exciting story of the life of a monk boy Tristan. He was left on the steps of the monastery as an infant by a wealthy family, and raised by the monks. After a visit from Sir Thomas, an excellent Templar knight, and Sir Hugh, a coward. He finds himself squired to Sir Thomas. He is soon archenemies with Sir Hugh. They go to the city of Acre, and invaded by Saracens, they are trapped, and overrun. Before facing certain death, Sir Thomas entrusts Tristan with the Holy Grail, ordering him to guard it with his life. These are his last words before he courageously fights to his death.
review 2: A fun and fast-paced book Juvenile Fiction story. In my opinion, it may b
... moree a bit too short and simple -- I wanted it to go deeper and tell me more, but the story kept my attention and I enjoyed the characters. Earlier this week someone asked me, "Is that another 'young boy who discovers he is special' book?" I had to pause and think about it. Why, yes it is. Just like so many popular series today: Harry Potter, Ranger's Apprentice, Septimus Heap, Percy Jackson, Artemis Fowl...the list goes on and on. I hadn't thought of it that way before. But I guess it is a recipe that works for me and so many others. So yes, it is one of those books, although this one is more Historical Fiction than fantasy. Anyway, I can't wait to pick up the next one...it is waiting for me on hold at the library. less
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