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Saturday, April 20, 2013

The Heretic by Joseph Nassise

A group of sorcerers want to steal the lance called the Spear of Destiny.  The lance is being protected by the Templars.  This is book one of The Templar Chronicles a new urban fantasy series by Joseph Nassie. 

I don’t know if this book is targeted to a younger audience than the author’s previous books I have read.  It doesn’t read with the same panache as his other books.   It was entertaining but not to the level of King of the Dead or Eyes to See

Cade, the main protagonist, wars against both his own anger and the enemies of the church.  He doesn’t have the depth I expect from Nassise’s characters.  There is plenty of action and mayhem heavily laden with weaponized supernatural beings.

It is a light read and should be appealing to the teen market. 

After writing the above, I discovered that this was an older story, one of the first by the author.  That certainly puts it in a different perspective. It also shows why his later books were so much better as he grew his trade craft.  Congrats to the author on the improvement as I do really like the later books.

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