It is 1323, and Baldwin Furnshill and Bailiff Simon Puttock have been granted leave to go on pilgrimage, each seeking solace after the recent traumatic events in Gidleigh Together, they travel across Europe to Santiago de Compostela in Spain, but danger is never far away Foreign travel is perilous outlaws and robbers threaten at all times, not to mention the risks of polIt is 1323, and Baldwin Furnshill and Bailiff Simon Puttock have been granted leave to go on pilgrimage, each seeking solace after the recent traumatic events in Gidleigh Together, they travel across Europe to Santiago de Compostela in Spain, but danger is never far away Foreign travel is perilous outlaws and robbers threaten at all times, not to mention the risks of political unrest and a recent spate of attacks on pilgrims But it seems an even greater menace hangs over the city of Santiago A beautiful young girl is found raped and murdered on the hillside, her broken body leaving no doubt that she is the victim of the most brutal of killers Among the first to arrive at the scene, Baldwin and Simon lend their investigative skills to the ensuing inquiry headed by the local pesquisidore With so many keen minds on the case, it can only be a matter of time until the culprit is found But they are reckoning with the unexpected appearance of a face from Baldwin s past a face that looks set to threaten not only the investigation, but Baldwin s very future.
The Templar s Penance It is and Baldwin Furnshill and Bailiff Simon Puttock have been granted leave to go on pilgrimage each seeking solace after the recent traumatic events in Gidleigh Together they travel across
I m wavering between giving this either a 3 star or a 4 star rating.I m new to the series and this is the 15th book of the series Do I want to read Go back and start in order Yes, I d love to check few books There is a lot of activity here, also a lot of brutal violence However, the author does not linger over every terrible bloody detail He is also a fine storyteller with a good knowledge of the medieval period.Downside of this for me was, it was little too repetitive, both in dialogue and na [...]
Finished reading The Templar s Penance by Michael Jecks Once again another great mystery and a very enjoyable read I love these types of mysteries because you have to pay very close attention to details to figure out what happened.It is 1323 and Simon and Baldwin have been granted a leave to go on a pilgrimage after the events that took place at Gidleigh A young woman turns up raped and murdered Baldwin and Simon are not in their home country but yet offer to help find out what happened to her B [...]
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I have just picked up this series again after many years It is really hard to pick up the thread so I may have to go back and read the first one or two to refresh my memory I started reading some other authors who write about the Medieval Period so I thought I would revisit Baldwin and Simon They are both great characters and each played a major role in solving this mystery There was a lot of repetition that seemed to be there to add to the page count I found myself skipping a lot towards the en [...]
Jecks does it again Had no clue to who was killing who until the very end Every time I thought I knew who the real killer s was were, they became another dead end bad pun I know His books are a good blend of Medieval history and twisting plots that keep folding back into each other Give them a try But it is best to start with the first book, The Last Templar, since everything feeds off the groundwork that is laid out in this story.
I get Michael Jeck s books sent to me from by my family in England, as I do not know if you can get them in the States He does his research The books are excellent very well written I like a good mystery, and these most certainly are
The Templar s Penance is an engrossing medieval mystery with a fascinating view on pilgrimages Michael Jecks wrote another fast paced gem that leaves readers wanting to see of the charming main characters, Sir Baldwin and Simon, and the Middle Ages.
Getting a bit tired of the raped and murdered victim appearing in every book.
The usual from Michael Jecks intelligent plot lots of mediaeval background Baldwin brooding over his templar past Enjoyable if you like that sort of thing which I do.
Light reading Amusing and pretty good for what it is I enjoyed it and probably will read another of the series.
I could not gel with this one and Jecks female characters are even off than usual Even Simon and Baldwin seemed out of synch perhaps it was moving them out of their usual milieu
This is an interesting mystery set in an interesting time period It reminded me of A Morbid Taste for Bones but on a larger international scale.
Another very enjoyable Jeck s book Loved the scenery change and culture Starting to wonder how it is that trouble seems to be around every corner for these two
Sir Balwin and Bailiff Simon Puttock head to southern Europe for a pilgrimage Of course, it is not to be an easy or unadventurous journey.