Jack Templar and the Lord of the Vampires
Jack is back. After his adventures at the Monster Hunter Academy (which included fighting a goblin army, befriending an ancient werewolf, and battling two fire breathing dragons), Jack Templar was hoping for a rest. No such luck. In Book #3 of the Jack Templar Monster Hunter series, Jack embarks on a quest to track down and acquire the first of the five mythical Jerusalem Stones, an ancient power found by his ancestors the Templar Knights. Only the reunited Stones can stop Ren Lucre, the Dark Lord who holds Jack’s father hostage and prepares for an all-out war against an unsuspecting human world. But each Stone is held by a different Creach Lord and recovering them will not be easy. Jack and his friends begin their quest by seeking out one of the most powerful and dangerous keepers of the Stones, the Lord of the Vampires. The fate of the world rests on Jack’s shoulders and he will be tested like never before. But true monster hunters always do their duty…come what may. Jack Templar and the Lord of the Vampires.
With every book in this series I fall more in love with Jack and his cohorts. This book is packed with some really cool scenes taking place in the beautiful city of Paris. The descriptions were vivid and I could see how gorgeous everything was through the characters' eyes. Jack, along with Eva, Daniel, Will, T-Rex & Xavier don't seem to get more than a moment's peace between each life or death situation. Every one made my heart stop. Just like Jack, there were several moments when I thought "This is it. They can't get out of this one." Yet, they would make it through much to my relief. Jack learns so much about himself, the history of the Black Watch and even some of the Creach's history in this book. With all that's learned, I know there is that much more to come in the next books. I can't wait!! If you're a fan of Rick Riordan then add this series to your list. I'm not comparing or saying this series is like any of Riordan's, I'm just saying it's just as good and you'll love it! It's unique and will keep you on the edge of your seat.
Suitable for ages 11 & up. Mild language and moderate violence.
Jack Templar and the Monster Hunter Academy (Book 2) After barely surviving the onslaught of monsters that tried to kill him the day before his fourteenth birthday, Jack Templar leaves his hometown on a quest to rescue his father and discover the truth about his past. Joined by his friends Will and T-Rex, and led by Eva, the mysterious one-handed monster hunter, Jack sets out for the Monster Hunter Academy where he hopes to find answers to his questions. Little does he suspect that the Academy is filled with dangers of its own, many of them more terrifying than anything he’s faced so far.
Jack Templar Monster Hunter was chosen as a Book of the Year Finalist by Foreword Reviews.
Author Jeff Gunhus Jeff Gunhus grew up in Cyprus, Greece, and Saudi Arabia where there was a distinct lack of television. He quickly found books were the gateway to incredible adventures, fascinating characters and unbelievable discoveries. Now, with five children of his own (all who watch too much television, in his opinion), he has enjoyed revisiting his old books and reliving those adventures all over again.