Joseph Nassise, the New York Times bestselling author of The Heretic presents the thrilling new Templar Chronicles urban fantasy novel featuring Knight Commander Cade Williams and the men of the Echo Team.
When a Jesuit priest wanders out of the New Mexico desert, telling wild stories about a secret research installation and bloodthirsty demons hunting through its halls, the Echo Team is called in to deal with the situation. Their orders - investigate the facility, determine exactly what happened there, and deal with any infernal presence that might exist.
But the being they encounter beneath the desert sands has found a way to break the bonds of Hell itself and doesn't plan on going back easily. This time, their foe might prove to be too much for even Cade and the men of Echo Team.
Interview with the Author
Q: What makes the Templar Chronicles series special?
A: It's a combination of things, in my view. The series features modern Templar Knights acting as a secret combat squad for the Vatican, protecting mankind from supernatural threats and enemies. It is part urban fantasy series, part paranormal mystery series, and part supernatural or occult crime series. Think SWAT meets Supernatural mixed with The Walking Dead and you've got it in one!
Q: Is there a particular order that the book should be read in?
A: While each book can stand alone as a complete order, I do think readers will get more enjoyment out of them if they follow this sequence:
- The Heretic
- A Scream of Angels
-The Hungry Dark (eNovella #2)
-A Tear in the Sky
- Infernal Games
- Judgment Day
- Fall of Night
If readers want a bit more back story before the events of The Heretic, they can also read Shades of Blood and Darkness (eNovella #1).
What makes the series different from other urban fantasy series?
A: First, it is a bit darker in tone than many of the other popular UF series. For instance, while the humor in Jim Butcher's The Dresden Files or Kevin Hearne's Iron Druid Chronicles is often light and comical, the humor in the Templar Chronicles often has a much blacker edge to it. Second, many of the storylines in the Templar series feature action-oriented combat sequences similar to those in the Monster Hunter International or Jane Yellowrock series and this isn't typical for most urban fantasy. Third, unlike many other series on the market today, there isn't much romance here; if you want your hero or heroine hooking up with a hot vampire or shifter, you've definitely come to the wrong place.
To help readers know what the Templar Chronicles are like, what would you compare them to?
A: I think the series is well-suited for fans of the series already mentioned above, as well as those readers who like Patricia Briggs' Mercy Thompson seires, Kat Richardson's Greywalker series, and Seanan McGuire's October Daye series. Fans of television shows like Supernatural, Grimm, Constantine, True Blood, and Penny Dreadful should also find something of interest here.