- n a knight of a religious military order established in 1118 to protect pilgrims and the Holy Sepulcher
- Steve Berry in Seattle Post Intelligencer
When asked about the origins of his conflicted protagonist, Berry replied, "You can't assume readers of this book will have read 'The Templar Legacy,' so there's a certain amount of character development that has to be included with the new story....
- Robin Griffith-Jones in ABC News
The Knights Templar were conspicuously brave,Griffith-Jones said. "They were dreaded and feared in equal measure by the enemy. They were known among the European forces to be the most talented and ferocious fighters."