Friday, July 13, 2012
Berry, Steve: The Templar Legacy
A lengthy tale based on the stories surrounding Rennes-le-Chateau in the area of France near Carcassonne. Starting in Copenhagen where a retired spy has an antiquarian bookshop, the action soon moves to the south of France with some scenes in Avignon but most in the French Pyrennees. A lot of factual inserts dealing with the Templars and the various tales that have evolved about Rennes-le-Chateau do not really hold up the action though this is rather far-fetched at times. There is a fair amount of co-incidence though not more than seems common in this sort of thriller and, by and large, the novel is one of the better attempts in this particular genre.