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3.6 out of 53.6 out of 53.6 out of 53.6 out of 53.6 out of 5 3.60 (20 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Michael P. Spradlin Narrator: Paul Boehmer Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Youngest Templar Trilogy Release Date: September 2008 ISBN: 9780739367834
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Washed up on a foreign shore, Tristan is lucky to be alive. As before, it seems to be a miracle– the Holy Grail the young Templar squire is protecting has saved his life yet again. But now he is lost in a strange land, and he doesn’t know if his friends, the fiery archer Robard Hode and the Saracen assassin maid Maryam, still survive. Tristan’s knack for getting into trouble is alive and well, though, and he quickly finds himself drawn into a conflict between a heretical band of Cathars and the oppressive King of France.

With his duty to the Grail pulling him back toward Britain, Tristan finds himself falling for the beautiful leader of the Cathars. And when he chooses to help her in her people’s hour of need, Tristan risks not only himself but his friends and the Grail itself on a quest that may prove to be a disaster.


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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Douglas | 2/4/2014

    " Fairly predictable, although ends with cliff hanger "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Brandee Terry | 1/24/2014

    " This was a good book despite the fact that it is historical fiction (which I'm not a big fan of). It was slightly on the younger side but still a quick and easy read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lisa | 1/23/2014

    " Enjoyed this the first book in the series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Janette | 1/19/2014

    " This is an action packed book that's sure to please kids--and as a bonus there's no objectionable matter that would worry parents. I'm already waiting for the second one in the series! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Beau | 1/17/2014

    " It was a good book. my faverite character was Robard Hode/Robin Hood "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jon Mamaril | 1/11/2014

    " very nice book - want to read the sequel but can't find a copy at the local bookstores "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Melissa | 12/11/2013

    " For an adventure book it sure took a long time getting started... and then was kind of well, lacking in that edge-of-the-seatness that an adventure book should have. I did like the use of the Robin Hood legends, though... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Anna Hartman | 11/15/2013

    " Listened to this one. I look forward to the next book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jenny | 6/1/2013

    " A wonderful mix of historical fiction and adventure, it's easy and fun to pick out all of the recognizable characters from the Robin Hood books. It also happens to have the most cruel cliffhanger I have ever read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Pamala | 5/15/2013

    " I needed something in my favorite genre and this book fits. I probably wouldn't have picked up the second if not for the robin hood character. I didn't expect to find him there. I can't decide if I'd recommend it. I'll have to read on... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Eric | 12/30/2012

    " I really enjoyed this read. It is a lot like the Ranger's Apprentice in feel only this book is a bit more serious with not a lot of humor. I liked it because it is a type of historical fiction where you can relate to the geography and time of what is happening. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Reetta Saine | 9/5/2011

    " Good but not great. Robin Hood is a clever side kick! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 B | 2/22/2011

    " Good read especially for boys. grades 4 and up. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jan | 4/15/2010

    " I enjoyed the book, kids will especially like the action packed chapters at the end. Because it is about the crusades it might be hard to recommend. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Bayley | 1/24/2010

    " Eh. This might appeal to 6th-8th grade boys, but I just could not get into the story, despite the fact that it had a lot going for it. The characters never lived up to their potential, and the author could have done more blending historical aspect of the Crusades with the mythos of Robin Hood. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Vicki | 11/23/2009

    " This is pretty good, but could have been so much better. Still, it's the start of a promising new series that boys will appreciate purely from the adventure aspect. Ends with a cliff hanger so of COURSE we'll get the rest of the series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dru | 11/5/2009

    " a cliched premise, but a good book. orphaned boy joins up with Templars and sails off to Palestine to fight the Saladin, along the way he learns how to fight, is asked to guard the grail and makes a couple of friends along the way. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ren | 10/1/2009

    " I love the character from a distant land taking a journey books, this was no exception. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Muffintop | 8/8/2009

    " I really enjoyed this book! This takes place during the Crusades I picked this book up thinking it would be about wizards and magic swords but even though it is kind of realistic it is really good! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Breanne | 12/26/2008

    " I have mixed feelings about this book. I kept wanting to turn it off (listening to the audiobook), and then something would happen and I had to keep listening. I think this might appeal most to boys in the 8-12 age range. "

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About the Narrator

J. Paul Boehmer is an American actor best known for his numerous appearances in the Star Trek universe. Hkis audiobook narrations have garnered nine AudioFile Earphones Awards and two prestigious Audie Awards for Best Narration, besides being a finalist for the Audie Award in 2012 and 2015. Between narrations, he is active in regional theaters across the country. His television appearances include guest spots on Nip/Tuck and Numb3rs.