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Product Details

  • Mass Market Paperback: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Pocket; 1st edition (September 27, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0743470958
  • ISBN-13: 978-0743470957
  • Product Dimensions: 7.4 x 4.7 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (229 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,400,280 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From the Author

This dark and gritty urban fantasy novel is 66,000 words in length and is the first book in The Templar Chronicles series in which modern Templar knights defend mankind from supernatural threats and enemies. Think "Constantine meets SWAT" and you'll get the idea. :)

Due to subject matter, this series is recommended for mature readers.
 
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Praise for the Templar Chronicles

"First-rate, stylish work from Mr. Nassise, with a steady escalation of the story's speed that makes it almost literally breath-taking." -- Clive Barker

"A breakneck-paced thriller that delivers on the thrills and tosses in more than a few more chills." -- Kelley Armstrong

"THE HERETIC is a genre-bending thrill ride that heralds the debut of a urban fantasy series to watch...and enjoy." -- Cemetery Dance Magazine


"With HERETIC, Joseph Nassise kicks off his TEMPLAR CHRONICLES in fine, swaggering style. This book bobs and weaves like the young Muhammed Ali, keeping us off-guard and entertained with its every surprising move." -- Peter Straub

"Nassise offers readers a tightly plotted terse military horror thriller in 'Heretic'. There's not a whiff of pretension and not an ounce of fat here. Just the good old muscles, gore and the terror of a soul in danger." -- The Agony Column

"Hellraiser meets Delta Force by way of George Romero." -- The Trades Entertainment Magazine --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

From the Inside Flap

Other Books in the Templar Chronicles series
A Scream of Angels (#2)
A Tear in the Sky (#3)
Infernal Games (#4)
Judgment Day (#5)
Templar Chronicles Omnibus (Vol. 1-3)
A Hungry Dark (Templar Chronicles Missions eNovella #1.5)
Shades of Blood and Darkness (Templar Chronicles Missions eNovella #0.5) --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

Customer Reviews

Good read kept me interested from start to finish.
Sandie Spears
I normally dabble with the general fiction, romance, young adult fantasy and comedy genres, so this is one of my first fantasy/thriller novels and new to me.
Emily M.
Great book with interesting characters and plot in the story.
sandy

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

64 of 68 people found the following review helpful By Antmusic Fan on June 29, 2010
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Like many of you, I've been waiting for the entire trilogy of Joseph Nassise's "The Templar Chronicles" to come out. Over the last few years, these were all translated into German and released in Germany, but not in English. That was really frustrating. Full Moon Press was going to release them, but then they closed shop. That was mind numbingly hard to deal with. Now, thanks to Harbinger Books they are in English and available right here on Amazon!

For your information, the books in this series are:

Book One: The Heretic

Book Two: A Scream of Angels

Book Three: A Tear in the Sky

The basic plot: The Templar order has been resurrected by the Vatican to fight the supernatural dark forces that surround us all. I don't want to give ANYTHING away here though.

These books are a thrill ride of fun!

Also, for those not into the digital side of things, the first book is also available as a paperback (from 2005, here: Heretic: The Templar Chronicles). There is also the physical The Templar Chronicles Omnibus from Bad Moon Books that has all THREE of the books!
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30 of 31 people found the following review helpful By Maria Schneider on December 14, 2010
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The Heretic is easily one of the best books I've read all year. If you read and enjoyed The Adept Series by Katherine Kurtz and miss that series now that it has ended, this one is for you.

There are several POVs, but the characterization is outstanding enough that I ended up caring about several characters--a rare feat by an author indeed. The paranormal elements and world building are consistent and well-done. The pacing is fantastic.

This book managed to be action-packed and deal with military and Templar issues without being the least bit dry or preachy. It's got tough guy AND heart. The best news for me was to find that the entire trilogy is already available. I've already downloaded the second book.

If you liked Da Vinci code, this one is notches and notches above--everything Da Vinci could have been and wasn't. If you didn't like Da Vinci code and never got the excitement over the themes, give this a shot. It did everything right.
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27 of 28 people found the following review helpful By Kelly (Fantasy Literature) VINE VOICE on February 3, 2012
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Joseph Nassise's Templar Chronicles series features a modern-day Knights Templar organization that battles the supernatural bad guys of the world. Its hero, Cade Williams, is a member of the Templars but has an uncanny reputation among the order for his psychic abilities. The Heretic is the first in the series and revolves around a cabal of sorcerers who is attacking Templar commanderies, slaughtering the members, and desecrating the cemeteries in search of a holy relic. Cade and his unit are assigned to the problem. The Heretic could be described as urban fantasy by way of a paramilitary/religious thriller.

As is apropos for a thriller, The Heretic includes a lot of action and tough-guy heroics. There's also a great deal of gore, so the weak of stomach need not apply.

Unfortunately, character development is sparse. There are only two women in the book; one of them is horribly murdered before the plot begins and the other is horribly murdered early in the book. Perhaps a Templar-focused novel was destined to be a sausage fest, but I can't say the men fare much better. There are more of them, but they're not well developed. Cade is given a touch of humanity by his grief for his late wife, but this is mentioned only in a few key scenes. The rest of the time he seems like a machine. The narrative is rarely introspective, instead simply giving the blow-by-blow of his outward actions as he orders and shoots and enhanced-interrogates his way through the plot. The other characters are less developed than Cade is. Perhaps the absence I felt most keenly was that of humor; no one ever cracks a joke. I didn't realize until reading The Heretic how much I've come to count on a pinch of sarcasm and a dash of gallows humor in my urban fantasy.
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18 of 20 people found the following review helpful By Coach D on September 7, 2010
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This was the 2nd book I paid for and read on my new Kindle 3. I already have plans to get the next two books in this series. I love stories dealing with the Templar Knights and this is a good one. Special Forces for the church? You bet! Demons and magic and a Christian thriller as well.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on September 20, 2010
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In the Heretic, Mr. Nassise creates a hero that is believable even with his special powers. This hero manages to get the job done, using whatever abilities he has. And he has some pretty specialized abilities. Slipping into shadow, Cade manages to go where angels fear to tread...with an automatic weapon in hand! Not all of his superiors believe that his abilties are "God given" and therefore, don't necessarily agree with his use of them. I found the knife edge walking between the two worlds very well written. Keeping the reader tied to the story all the way to the end. I've been waiting for years to get access to the second and third books in the series and finally Kindle has done it. Can't wait to get into them...
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Joseph Nassise is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of more than a twenty-five novels, including the Templar Chronicles series, the Jeremiah Hunt trilogy, and the Great Undead War series. He has also written several books in the Rogue Angel action/adventure series from Gold Eagle. He is a former president of the Horror Writers Association, the world's largest organization of professional horror writers, and a multiple Bram Stoker Award and International Horror Guild Award nominee.




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