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Templar

Author/Illustrator: Jordan Mechner, LeUyen Pham & Alex Puvilland

Publisher: First Second

Grade levels: 9-12, Higher Education

Subject: History/Social Studies

Genre: Adventure, Historical Fiction, Political

Special Attractions: Social issues

Synopsis: Martin is one of a handful of Templar Knights to escape when the king of France and the pope conspire to destroy the noble order. The king aims to frame the Templars for heresy, execute all of them, and make off with their legendary treasure. That’s the plan, anyway, but Martin and several other surviving knights mount a counter-campaign to regain the lost treasure of the Knights Templar.

Note: Book One of Templar was previously published in paperback as Solomon’s Thieves. It’s included in the full 480-page hardcover edition of Templar.

Publisher’s Weekly review

School Library Journal Good Comics for Kids review

Author’s book page

Publisher’s book page

Awards: Cybil Award, Graphic Novel/YA, 2013