Friday, August 21, 2015

Review: Jack Templar and The Lord of The Demons

Jack Templar 5 
  Jack Templar and the Lord of the Demons (The Templar Chronicles #5) by Jeff Gunhus With two of the Jerusalem Stones in hand, Jack and his friends must race the clock to find the remaining Stones as Ren Lucre's Creach forces gather strength. With two of their group now with Creach blood flowing in their veins, the team will be tested as never before. They must unite together if they have any hope of surviving their journey to the Underworld and their battle with the vicious Lord of the Demons. The fate of the entire world hangs in the balance.

My Thoughts:
Why did this book have to end?!  I need more!!  These books are so fantastic!  Ok, enough with the exclamation points.  But seriously, these books are addicting.  When the series is done, I will gladly re-read it all over again.  I hope if they do make movies from these books they do them more justice than they did the Percy Jackson movies.  To be safe, Jeff, have them call & consult with me so I can make sure Jack & the gang are done right.
If you haven't read any of these books, get on it NOW!  This review can not express the awesomeness of these books if you haven't read any of them.  But I digress...
Jack is once again trying to find another one of the Jerusalem stones.  He's already faced down two powerful Creach Lords, but the Lord of the Demons will be next to impossible to defeat.  Not only does Jack have to get the stone away from the ruler of the entire underworld, he has to actually survive the UNDERWORLD!  Surprisingly, Jack, Eva, Daniel & the rest were all able to find some closure & healing along this journey.  
Of course what great story could be called "Great" without more mystery added to it?  By the end of this book I had a some new questions to be answered before this series wraps up.  
I think these books would be enjoyed by both girls & boys 12 & up.  They're great for anyone who loves to read adventure.

Here's an excerpt for your reading pleasure:
Just then, Eva stepped out from the brush directly into the forest path, straddling it with her feet set wide apart like a gunslinger in an old Western. For the life of me, I don’t know how she got that close without me seeing her, but she did.
“Hey,” she called out. “Wolfboy. Where do you think you’re going?”
Even as a vampire, Eva retained her English accent. Usually that took the edge off what she said, but she managed to deliver the challenge to Daniel with so much condescension and mockery that I thought he might charge at her.
Daniel spun around, lips curled back, every tooth showing. What I thought was a snarl before was no more than a tiny growl compared to the vicious sound that now came from his mouth. The skin on my arms and across the back of my neck turned to gooseflesh. I was, after all, a monster hunter. That snarl activated every instinct I had to pull my sword and fight. But I held steady, knowing that if they attacked each other, it was going to be up to me to pull them apart.
“I’m right here,” Eva hissed, barring her teeth to show her vampire fangs. “Come and get me, you dog.”
The words were barely out of her mouth before Daniel launched himself toward her. She crouched low where she was, her face twisting into a terrible mask of hate, her fangs extending out of her mouth past her lower lip, her hands held in front of her like claws.
Daniel took three enormous steps, landing the third immediately beneath the rabbit still desperately kicking to free itself. The second Daniel’s paws touched the ground, the forest floor gave way and he fell out of sight.
The cloth covering the hole we’d dug fell into the trap with him, dragging a layer of dirt and leaves in with it.

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jeff Author Jeff Gunhus Jeff Gunhus is the author of the Amazon bestselling supernatural thriller, Night Chill, and the Middle Grade/YA series, The Templar Chronicles. The first book of the series, Jack Templar Monster Hunter, was written in an effort to get his reluctant reader eleven-year old son excited about reading. It worked and a new series was born. His book Reaching Your Reluctant Reader has helped hundreds of parents create avid readers. Killer Within is his second novel for adults. As a father of five, he and his wife Nicole spend most of their time chasing kids and taking advantage of living in the great state of Maryland. In rare moments of quiet, he can be found in the back of the City Dock Cafe in Annapolis working on his next novel. If you see him there, sit down and have a cup of coffee with him. You just might end up in his next novel.
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