This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Free Book Program, which is open to all readers and is completely free. The author will provide you with a free copy of their book in exchange for an honest review. You and the author will discuss what sites you will post your review to and what kind of copy of the book you would like to receive (eBook, PDF, Word, paperback, etc.). To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email.
This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Book Review Exchange Program, which is open to all authors and is completely free. Simply put, you agree to provide an honest review an author's book in exchange for the author doing the same for you. What sites your reviews are posted on (B&N, Amazon, etc.) and whether you send digital (eBook, PDF, Word, etc.) or hard copies of your books to each other for review is up to you. To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email, and be sure to describe your book or include a link to your Readers' Favorite review page or Amazon page.
This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Book Donation Program, which was created to help nonprofit and charitable organizations (schools, libraries, convalescent homes, soldier donation programs, etc.) by providing them with free books and to help authors garner more exposure for their work. This author is willing to donate free copies of their book in exchange for reviews (if circumstances allow) and the knowledge that their book is being read and enjoyed. To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email. Be sure to tell the author who you are, what organization you are with, how many books you need, how they will be used, and the number of reviews, if any, you would be able to provide.
Reviewed by K.C. Finn for Readers' Favorite
Lever Templar is a historical and contemporary thriller novel penned by author Matt Gianni, and part of the Castellum One novel series. Set at the very end of the Crusades and also during the present day, the plot follows two characters separated by time, but connected to the same ancient artefact of the novel’s title. In the present day, Rick Lambert investigates modern day racial crimes in Iraq, discovering a devastating plot by extremists along the way; and in the past, Templar Brim Hastings holds a precious scroll which he must surrender in order to be the saviour of his people. What results is a high pressure drama with strong racial themes.
Author Matt Gianni has created an exciting and puzzling thriller in the realm of works such as The Da Vinci Code. This particular period of history allowed for an interesting exploration of racial tensions, which I thought tactfully dealt with the issue of the crimes of the Crusades whilst also exploring modern tensions and the reasons people use to fuel their hatred. The plot was well constructed and not too character focused, making for a wider view on a world-threatening drama as Rick rushes to try to retrieve the Lever before anyone else. I also really enjoyed the historical components as I thought they were vividly brought to life and very well researched. Overall, Lever Templar is an excellent novel, bringing several strands together to form a satisfying read, suitable for historical and modern thriller readers alike.