Requiem (Young novel)
|Publisher||E. P. Dutton|
|Media type||Print (Hardcover & Paperback)|
Requiem, like Brethren and Crusade before it, follows Will Campbell, a Templar involved in a secret order known as the Anima Templi. After fall of Acre Will returns to Europe to find out that his order agreed to help King Edward I to conquer Will's homeland Scotland. Will decides to leave Knights Templar order and fight together with his people against English invaders. But after return to Paris he must face even bigger danger, a plot that will lead to the end of the Knights Templar order.
The following characters in the book were real historical figures:
Requiem was first released in the United Kingdom in 2008. In United States and Canada it was released under the title The Fall of the Templars.
The novel received a mixed response from reviewers, with most citing the stories disjointed nature and disparity with the rest of the trilogy as the novel's shortcomings.
John Washburn, in a mostly positive review for My Shelf, found that "this is a different novel but still quite good". In a similar review for The Daily Telegraph, Toby Clements stated that "Young's prose is fine, and the plot is satisfyingly complex, but in the end this book lives or dies on your attitude to the Templars, and in particular, the much romanticised William Wallace.". A. Jurek, of Curled Up was more critical of this concluding novel, stating that "Campbell's story essentially meanders through historical events such as the rebellion of William Wallace, sometimes drowning beneath the surface other story lines and events as he writhes purposelessly for many pages" and, with respect to the novel as a whole, opined "all this is a disappointment because Young can write better; in Crusade, she sets a time bomb ticking in the very first chapter, and the book is a thrill to read. I wish she had done the same in The Fall of the Templars.".
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