Tuesday, March 22, 2011
The Youngest Templar Series by Michael P. Spradlin
The Youngest Templar series by Michael P. Spradlin is awesome. This is set during the time of the Crusades in England and the Holy Land. It follows the life of the young orphan Tristan as he becomes the squire to a Templar Knight and gets in trusted with the Holy Grail. Along he road he meets Robard Hode (Robin Hood, anyone?) and Maryam (Maid Mary Ann?) who help him along his journey as he is chased by the bad guys, saves a princess, meets the evil Sheriff of Nottingham and comes to know who he is. It was so fun to read, very engaging. These are young adult books filled with adventure, war, lots of fun, and what true friendship really is. I love stories that tell you how other stories got started, so we learn about how Robin Hood, Little John, Friar Tuck and Maid Mary Ann came to be. Great reads. Check them out.