Flamingnet Student Book Reviewer KMeng
Tristan of St. Alban's has always lived his life with the
monks. Now, he is being whisked away as Sir Thomas's
squire. The Saracens are trying to conquer the Holy Land,
and Tristan has been pushed into the conflict. Soon he
meets a possible traitor within the Knights Templar and is
entrusted with the most sacred relic in all Christendom.
Tristan leaves Sir Thomas behind as he runs to deliver the
relic to safety. His new allies, Robard Hode and a female
assassin, help him remain alive and able to continue his
quest. Can Tristan make it to safety with the Holy Grail?
By reading the summary of The Youngest Templar I knew
it would be about the crusades. However, I did not expect
to read an extremely provoking, fiction story. While the
beginning is slightly slow, the additions in plot move
swiftly and beneficially in exciting the reader. The
vocabulary was perfect for the young adult age group.
Also, the character's personalities were intriguing, and
the context clues made me want to know more about Tristan.
On the downside, many conflicts were left untold and I
will have to wait until the second book comes out to find
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