02 Standard Of Honor Book Two Of The Templar Trilogy by Jack Whyte02 Standard Of Honor Book Two Of The Templar Trilogy by Jack Whyte

02 Standard Of Honor Book Two Of The Templar Trilogy

byJack Whyte

Mass Market Paperback | August 5, 2008

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Jack Whyte’s thrilling Templar Trilogy continues with Standard of Honor, in which oaths of loyalty and obedience are weighed against the virtues of honour and nobility. As the deadly Crusades rage on, Christian forces are easily destroyed by the armies of Saladin. Among the Knights Templar are two cousins: Alexander Sinclair, a spy for the ancient Brotherhood of Sion, and André St. Clair, a young man forced to escape his homeland when he is wrongfully accused of a crime. But further trouble comes in the form of the new English King, Richard the Lionheart, whose duplicitous ways and fierce temper lead to a shocking and vicious betrayal of one of his own best men. In this dramatic second instalment of the Templar Trilogy, our heroes find themselves unsure whether their true enemy stands against them … or amongst them.
Jack Whyte was born and raised in Scotland and has lived in Canada since 1967. He has been an actor, orator, singer, poet, and businessman at various stages of his life, and he holds an honorary doctorate of letters for his contribution to Canadian popular fiction. A resident of Kelowna, British Columbia, he is the author of the intern...
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Title:02 Standard Of Honor Book Two Of The Templar TrilogyFormat:Mass Market PaperbackDimensions:896 pages, 7.49 × 4.23 × 1.85 inPublished:August 5, 2008Publisher:Penguin CanadaLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0143017381

ISBN - 13:9780143017387

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Templars Great novel set around the formation of the Knights Templar and the Crusades
Date published: 2017-01-15
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Closure So now we finally learn the secret treasure they found under the Temple Mount in book 1, and it also ties up the loose ends in the previous 2 books. A good read for history buffs.
Date published: 2010-11-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Evenbetter than the first one! Fast-paced. Good story with historical basis and interesting look at Templars.
Date published: 2010-01-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Interesting subject, interesting book Certainly the Templars are a "hot" subject right now. There was recently a mini-series on tv about them. This book is quite interesting and written in Jack Whyte's usual style. Yes, his books are long, but they are elegantly written and generally interesting.
Date published: 2009-11-19
Rated 2 out of 5 by from a bit disappointing I've read almost all of Jack Whyte's books and have generally enjoyed them. They are long, but so elegantly written and generally very interesting. This book did not really tie in immediately with the preceding volume of the trilogy. That's unfortunate. Also, it was fairly slow - even slower than normal for this author.
Date published: 2009-11-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very Good read. I really enjoyed thisbook and I have started the second one. You won't want to put it down.
Date published: 2009-08-11
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Where's your editor, Jack? Here I am writing a review after only one hundred and seven pages. It's not my policy, but I have enough to say that I think this early review is valid. The entire first section of Knights of the Black and White, called Beginnings by Jack Whyte, is the biggest, clunkiest most useless piece of exposition I have ever read. It is a classic example of an author's cerebral, pre-writing work spilling over into their novel without any thought for pacing, necessity or readability. Indeed, it took only three pages of Awakenings, the second part of the novel, to see that this is where the novel truly begins. This is another fine example of what Shane Joseph recently described as "only us Plebs needing a copy editor." Someone should have told Mr. Whyte to reel it in and cut Beginnings; sadly, no one did. But this isn't the only issue I have with Knights of the Black and White. Does the following passage ring any bells for anyone who has read a Whyte book in the past: "Godfrey's face twisted in a frustrated grimace. 'I know what I want to ask you, but I don't know how to put into words properly. Let me think about it for a moment.' 'Think as long as you wish. I'll wait,' Hugh lay back and closed his eyes again.'" Substitute Arthur Pendragon for Godfrey and Caius Merlyn Britannicus for Hugh and you've got every discussion Whyte's characters ever had in the Dream of Eagles series, and its subsequent books. Does anyone actually ruminate in such a way when they talk to a close friend? Maybe there are a few who do this, but they must be in a very small minority. Regardless, the similarity is instantly off-putting, and it makes me want to put down the Knights of the Black and White so I can avoid wasting my time. But, of course, I won't. I am doomed to read the whole book. I only hope my tentative rating of two stars can be overcome by something truly inspired, but I don't think I'll submerge myself in the tub in anticipation.
Date published: 2009-04-18
Rated 3 out of 5 by from A Little Disappointed While still a good read...........the crusades, Richard the Lion Heart & political intrigue, I had hoped to see a continuance or hook-up with the Temple Mount discoveries in Book 1. Book 3 will be available in 2009 Spring and seems to be more interesting: as it involves Philip IV, who arrested/outlawed/disbanded the Templars. A chapter 1 excerpt of book 3 was included at the end of book 2.
Date published: 2008-11-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A terrific book This book takes place in medieval times featuring Hugh de Payens, Baldwin II, etc. Watch how this author explains the creation of the order of the "warrior monks" - gotta be the oldest oxymoron ever, but he seems to nail it. Sprinkled throughout the book are several incidents and clues clearly found in Freemason rites of today. Well written, hard to put this book down. An incredible find on the temple mount....the so called secret. It's a trilogy, so yeah, I'm hooked and will order the next book. Will let you know if this fascination continues.
Date published: 2008-10-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Can't wait for the other books If you liked or loved Jack Whyte's earlier work, you won't be disappointed here. The pacing is excellent, the action is well described, and the intrigue is very good. This book carries a side story that in itself is good, but the main story line has all the elements that keeps you turning pages. The last two chapters carry the main story line punch and sets up well for the following books. This is a great start to the trilogy.
Date published: 2008-10-13
Rated 1 out of 5 by from PAGES MISSING!!! Started off good then it was hard to keep interest, especially when pages 749-780 where missing!! In its place was repeat of pages 685-716. ISBN # - 13:9780143017387
Date published: 2008-09-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Read! I have been a fan of Jack Whyte's work ever since "The Singing Sword" was released, this book is a great read!!
Date published: 2007-08-16