The Forgotten Templars Vol.1 The Manuscript

By M.Caldwell Hunter

Action & adventure, Thriller, Fantasy, General fiction | eBook


In 1314, Jaques de Molay was burnt at the stake. There ended the story of the Poor Knights of the Temple of Solomon, usually spoken of as Knights Templar. But what made the King of France and The Pope want to destroy them? Was it just greed for their land and monies? Or was there a more sinister reason? Tales of a lost Templar fleet abound to this day, but these are all just myths, are they not? De Molay had organised the removal of all the Templar artefacts in Europe, treasure included, and had left this task in the hands of the very capable De Courcy. His fleet sailed out of the Mediterranean and into legend, never to be seen or heard from again. No trace has ever been found. Until now! Drew DeBleek received an e-mail from his old Professor. What he saw transformed his life and led to him being hunted by powers that wanted what he was looking for. They were more powerful than anyone realised and had been looking far longer than Drew, for they knew the legends were true. These people were now his adversaries. Where could he find the help he needed?


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In 1314, Jaques de Molay was burnt at the stake. There ended the story of the Poor Knights of the Temple of Solomon, usually spoken of as Knights Templar. But what made the King of France and The Pope want to destroy them? Was it just greed for their land and monies? Or was there a more sinister reason? Tales of a lost Templar fleet abound to this day, but these are all just myths, are they not? De Molay had organised the removal of all the Templar artefacts in Europe, treasure included, and had left this task in the hands of the very capable De Courcy. His fleet sailed out of the Mediterranean and into legend, never to be seen or heard from again. No trace has ever been found. Until now! Drew DeBleek received an e-mail from his old Professor. What he saw transformed his life a...


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I am a recently retired Paramedic, Scottish Ambulance Service, and have a BSc in Health Studies. The Forgotten Templars Volume 1 The Manuscript is my first full length novel and I wrote the novel over a period of almost 2 years. This sounds a long time but most writing was done in the small town of Barga, Italy during visits there. I would reckon that the actual writing took less than 3 months, about 4 weeks more than the editing took. The idea for this book, first in series, has been in my head and written on scraps of paper for over 10 years, suddenly during one stay in Barga I decide do to try putting my thoughts down. I realised quickly that I needed a lot more research to make the novel realistic both historically and in the present. The areas and settings are historically correct as are some of the characters, both Templar and similar orders. I used "artistic licence " with some historical facts along with inventing some characters. In the present day section I tried to be as accurate as possible, I wanted as much realism in the storyline as possible therefore the settings are mostly real places, sometimes with name changes, as with Barga which became San Cristoforo slightly disguised. It is a complex modern adventure and historical novel which becomes more involved as you read and is to be followed shortly by Volume 2 The Sword and the Lost Ship which carries on the adventure. An update to The Forgotten Templar's has been put on Amazon Kindle which confirms that it is part of a series and gives a short taster of The Sword and the Lost Ship. I have found I really enjoy writing and to be honest the research needed before I can start the storytelling.


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I am a recently retired Paramedic, Scottish Ambulance Service, and have a BSc in Health Studies. The Forgotten Templars Volume 1 The Manuscript is my first full length novel and I wrote the novel over a period of almost 2 years. This sounds a long time but most writing was done in the small town of Barga, Italy during visits there. I would reckon that the actual writing took less than 3 months,...


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M.Caldwell Hunter

M.Caldwell Hunter

2 July at 18:05

Soon it will be ready. The Shield and The Lost ship is in the final stages of proof reading and edit.

M.Caldwell Hunter

M.Caldwell Hunter

28 November at 19:09

Price reduction should be on most sites by now. Smashwords 50%
Ibooks 50%
Amazon 30%
Some still to drop price so go for the cheapest.
I would.

M.Caldwell Hunter

M.Caldwell Hunter

27 November at 18:17

Bought a Nook,Kindle on Black Friday? Then put this book on first. It's been reduced in price until 24th December

M.Caldwell Hunter

M.Caldwell Hunter

2 November at 19:26

Thanks to everyone who downloaded my novel from Smashwords, hope you liked the discount but more importantly I hope you enjoy the novel.
The discount period is now over, thanks again.

M.Caldwell Hunter

M.Caldwell Hunter

9 October at 15:32

Don't miss the special offer until 1st November.
Smashwords 30% discount of The Forgotten Templars Vol. 1
Use code RG72G

M.Caldwell Hunter

M.Caldwell Hunter

1 October at 15:02

To get the discount please use COUPON CODE.....

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M.Caldwell Hunter

M.Caldwell Hunter

1 October at 15:00

From now until 1st November
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M.Caldwell Hunter

M.Caldwell Hunter

26 September at 13:47

Thanks go to all who have downloaded The Forgotten Templars, I hope you all enjoy the read.
Thanks to those who took time to write a review of the novel, I'm glad you liked the first book. I would love to see some more reviews if possible.
Finally thanks again to my editor Heather who will shortly be starting the editing process on the first parts of The Shield and The Lost Ship.
Find me and the book on FB and Twitter

M.Caldwell Hunter

M.Caldwell Hunter

26 September at 13:43

September is going well for 1st novel in series. Got a good run over in Barga. Been busy with Independence referendum over here. Now getting back into writing and editing. Lots done for The Shield and The Lost Ship, close to 78,000 words so far. Unfortunately story has expanded as have characters so I've still got about another 30,000 to 35,000 words to go at least.

M.Caldwell Hunter

M.Caldwell Hunter

5 August at 15:34

Great month for the book, thanks all. For new viewers The first section of this book is set in the 14th century,and the rest in present day. It is not an historical novel, unfortunately the Amazon sample size stops just as the action moves toward the present day. If anyone reading this could do me a service, I would be grateful if you 'Like' my book's Facebook page at
http://www.facebook.com/theforgottentemplars
Many Thanks Caldwell.

M.Caldwell Hunter

M.Caldwell Hunter

2 August at 10:22

One thing always gets me .I've had a good number of my ebook downloaded both sample and paid copies but I'm still on three reviews. I know that I could expect about 3-4% of readers to comment about a book they've read. Wondering why my reviews are so thin on the ground, the reviews received do far give my book 4+* out of 5

M.Caldwell Hunter

M.Caldwell Hunter

26 July at 11:37

It seems as if they are sending reports back to England from a foreign country. Maybe an omen for September's referendum, hope so.

M.Caldwell Hunter

M.Caldwell Hunter

26 July at 11:36

Sorry to say not much writing this week been watching Commonwealth Games coverage, games in Glasgow Scotland. Thought we had already left the UK as BBC have sent their commentators up to Scotland

M.Caldwell Hunter

M.Caldwell Hunter

26 July at 11:34

For British/Scottish readers. The Forgotten Templars appears in The Scottish Daily Record "Saturday" magazine today 26 July in the Shari Low book club section.

M.Caldwell Hunter

M.Caldwell Hunter

22 July at 19:59

Don't have a Kindle or want this book as an e-pub format? Not to worry The Forgotten Templars Vol.1 is downloadable from
Smashwords , Barnes & Noble , iBooks on iTunes , blio , txtr , flipkart , plus other local eBook sellers.
Don't miss out.
Check out the new website, link on this page.
On twitter @forgottemplars
On Facebook mcaldwell hunter

M.Caldwell Hunter

M.Caldwell Hunter

18 July at 18:15

Should read kobo-then also Baker & Taylor, txtr and ibooks. So eBook is now widely available worldwide

M.Caldwell Hunter

M.Caldwell Hunter

18 July at 18:12

In answer to a question. Go to my new website, there you will see where the eBook download is available. Both for Amazon Kindle, Kindlke app and e-pub Smashwords, logo, Barnes & Noble

M.Caldwell Hunter

M.Caldwell Hunter

15 July at 19:27

I'm back from Barga, Italy. Still going over the approximately 145 pages of The Shield And The Lost Ship written while I was there. Once I've got those in some order I will endevour to write as much as possible before my next visit to Barga. Meanwhile if you havn't read The Forgotten Templars yet, you can download the ebook from numerous e-book sellers, Smashwords,Barnes & Noble, Kobo, iBooks, Amazon {Uk & USA} plus more.

M.Caldwell Hunter

M.Caldwell Hunter

6 July at 11:17

The author is in Barga continuing to write the second volume The Shield And The Lost Ship. Now over 250 pages completed going well Check out The Forgotten Templars from Amazon, i Books, Barnes & Noble, Smashwords, Kobo and more go to website

M.Caldwell Hunter

M.Caldwell Hunter

19 June at 15:44

THE DISCOUNT CODE DX84T expires by the end of day tomorrow, Friday Don't miss out use the code get 25% discount on list price.

M.Caldwell Hunter

M.Caldwell Hunter

19 June at 10:31

M.Caldwell HunterLast chance to pre-order The Forgotten Templars from Smashwords to get 25% discount.

M.Caldwell Hunter

M.Caldwell Hunter

18 June at 17:20

Apologies from M.Caldwell but I managed to lose the original advert on iauthor. So had to rebuild.

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