Herbst 2005 - Luxemburg: Tom Stevendahl ist es mit Unterstützung seines luxemburgischen IT-Kollegen, Paul Colbach, gelungen, den defekten Timeserver erneut zu aktivieren und seinen Plan, seine ehemalige Verlobte Hannah in der Vergangenheit zu suchen, in die Tat umzusetzen. Doch anstatt sie zu finden, landet er in einem lebensbedrohlichen Desaster, dessen Ende nicht abzusehen ist. Und auch General Lafour, Leiter einer geheimen NSA-Einheit, lässt sich nicht ohne weiteres abschütteln. Herbst 1315 – Breidenburg/Eifel: Gero von Breydenbach setzt derweil all seine Hoffnung in seine Tante, die ihm einen neuen Namen und eine neue Existenz als zukünftiger Graf von Lichtenberg versprochen hat. Nur so kann er vor einer weiteren Verfolgung als ehemaliger Templer sicher sein. Doch dann taucht unerwarteter Besuch auf, der droht, seine vielversprechenden Zukunftspläne mit einem Schlag zunichte zu machen. Gefangen zwischen der Aussicht auf ein besseres Leben und der Gefahr, alles zu verlieren, was ihm je etwas bedeutet hat, trifft Gero eine folgenschwere Entscheidung.
Denn Liebe wird die Zeit überwinden... Eifel, 1315. Gero und seine Frau Hannah sind am Ort ihrer Träume angelangt und hoffen auf ein friedliches Leben. Doch ihr Glück währt nur für kurze Zeit: Die Truppen der Heiligen Inquisition sind Gero auf der Spur und verlangen seine Auslieferung. Doch nicht nur sein Leben ist in Gefahr, sondern auch das machtvolle Geheimnis der Templer scheint nicht mehr sicher. Seine Entdeckung droht die Menschheit an den Abgrund zu führen. Aber kann Gero den Schatz der Templer schützen, ohne alles zu verlieren, was ihm wichtig ist? Eine packende Zeitreisegeschichte und die spektakuläre Jagd nach dem machtvollsten Geheimnis der Templer.
Absolution By Murder
Author: Peter Tremayne
Publisher: Minotaur Books
In A.D. 664, King Oswy of Northumbria has convened a synod at Whitby to hear debate between the Roman and Celtic Christian churches and decide which shall be granted primacy in his kingdom. At stake is much more than a few disputed points of ritual; Oswy's decision could affect the survival of either church in the Saxon kingdoms. When the Abbess Etain, a leading speaker for the Celtic church, is found murdered, suspicion falls upon the Roman faction. In order to diffuse the tensions that threaten to erupt into civil war, Oswy turns to Sister Fidelma of the Celtic Church (Irish and an advocate for the Brehon Court) and Brother Eadulf of the Roman church (from east Anglia and of a family of hereditary magistrates) to find the killer. But as further murders occur and a treasonous plot against Oswy matures, Fidelma and Eadulf soon find themselves running out of time.
Author: Elizabeth May
Publisher: Chronicle Books
Edinburgh, 1844. Beautiful Aileana Kameron only looks the part of an aristocratic young lady. In fact, she's spent the year since her mother died developing her ability to sense the presence of Sithichean, a faery race bent on slaughtering humans. She has a secret mission: to destroy the faery who murdered her mother. But when she learns she's a Falconer, the last in a line of female warriors and the sole hope of preventing a powerful faery population from massacring all of humanity, her quest for revenge gets a whole lot more complicated. The first volume of a trilogy from an exciting new voice in young adult fantasy, this electrifying thriller blends romance and action with steampunk technology and Scottish lore in a deliciously addictive read.
Author: Robyn Young
An international bestseller certain to appeal to fans of The Last Templar?the thrilling first book in a sweeping medieval trilogy On the eve of the last Crusade, two men?s destinies will come together as two great civilizations go to war. Amidst conspiracy and intrigue in Europe, Will Campbell, a young knight, risks his life to recover the stolen Book of the Grail. Hidden within its pages are the heretical plans of a secret society within the Knights Templar. Meanwhile, the former slave Baybars Bundukdari and his army have taken over Egypt and Syria, and are planning a new Holy War to bring the Crusaders to their knees. With breathtaking battle scenes, memorable characters, and a riveting mystery at its center, Brethren (being published simultaneously with book two, Crusade, in hardcover) is a heart-stopping historical drama that brings the Middle Ages vividly to life.
The internationally bestselling author of Brethren and Crusade tells the cataclysmic story of the last days of the Knights Templar. Robyn Young's historical fiction has topped international bestseller lists and won praise from the likes of Raymond Khoury, Steve Berry, and Alison Weir. The Fall of the Templars chronicles an era few people know about what happened when the Templars returned from the Crusades and found that the monarchs of Europe did not want an army of religious warriors back on European soil. Leaving the Christian empire in the East in ruins, Knight Templar Will Campbell returns to the West to discover that the Temple has forged an alliance with his enemy, King Edward of England, vowing to help the king wage war on Scotland. This pact against his homeland strikes at the core of Will's faith and allegiances, while his daughter, Rose, is led into a dangerous affair in the French royal household. Will now faces a choice: Should he protect his family, or lead his men into a new world? The fight for the Holy Land has ended. But the Temple's last battle has just begun.
The Journey Home
Author: Theresa Corley
Publisher: Hay House Incorporated
In this book adapted for children ages 9 to 13, Michael Thomas is a schoolboy who's stuck in what seems to be a pretty sorry life. His big brother's busy soccer schedule rules the house, and his best buddy has moved to another town. Mike feels that he has no life. No one would notice if he just disappeared! Then his real journey begins. Based on the parable inspired by Kryon and written by Lee Carroll, this is a book your entire family will enjoy.
The grandson of Shea, Wil Ohmsford, searches for Amberle, the Chosen whose gift of Bloodfire is needed to create the Ellcrys tree that protects against demons. Reissue.
This major study includes a translation of all testimony heard during the Templar trial in Cyprus in 1310 or 1311. The trial is of immense importance to the study of the history of the order because of the large number of Templar witnesses, seventy-six, many of high rank, and the ancillary testimony of fifty-six noblemen, burghers, and members, of the regular and secular clergy. What makes the trial especially significant is that torture appears not to have been used, allowing witnesses to give their opinion of the order free of the usual constraint. A large amount of testimony omitted from the Latin edition appears here for the first time. Witnesses are cross-referenced to other Templar trials, or to Cypriot notarial documents. The work is completed by photographs, maps, an exhaustive index, lists of witnesses, and bibliography.
Wings of Refuge
Author: Lynn Austin
Publisher: Baker Books
A Powerful Story Set Against the Backdrop of Today's Israel Nothing in Abigail MacLeod's life as a wife, a mother, and a teacher has prepared her for what she will experience during her summer in Israel. At forty-two, her life is in chaos, even before she leaves home--her marriage is dissolving before her very eyes, her faith is in shambles. This pilgrimage to Israel was supposed to be a new beginning for her. But by the end of the first day, she is forced to board an Israeli jetliner in spit of a bomb threat, and watches helplessly as a kind, fatherly gentleman she befriended on the plane dies in her arms. This is a summer Abby will spend learning about archaeology, delving into the past. And it's a summer that will change her life in ways she never imagined.
A Discovery of Witches
Author: Deborah Harkness
Book one of the New York Times–bestselling All Souls trilogy—"a wonderfully imaginative grown-up fantasy with all the magic of Harry Potter and Twilight” (People) Deborah Harkness’s sparkling debut, A Discovery of Witches, has brought her into the spotlight and galvanized fans around the world. In this tale of passion and obsession, Diana Bishop, a young scholar and a descendant of witches, discovers a long-lost and enchanted alchemical manuscript, Ashmole 782, deep in Oxford's Bodleian Library. Its reappearance summons a fantastical underworld, which she navigates with her leading man, vampire geneticist Matthew Clairmont. Harkness has created a universe to rival those of Anne Rice, Diana Gabaldon, and Elizabeth Kostova, and she adds a scholar's depth to this riveting tale of magic and suspense. The story continues in book two, Shadow of Night, and concludes with The Book of Life. From the Trade Paperback edition.
When several leading society figures begin acting out of character, Holmes is enlisted on an investigation that will see him team up with famed ghost hunter Thomas Carnacki, and the famous occultist Aleister Crowley. As London fills up with mindless zombies, possessed by the spirits in the air, Holmes must descend beneath the city via the new underground train network to combat the source. A brand-new original novel, detailing a thrilling new case for Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's timeless creation.