Jack Templar, Monster Hunter
Finalist for the 2012 Book of the Year Award -- Foreword Reviews Orphan Jack Templar has no memory of his parents and only the smallest details from his Aunt Sophie about how they died. The day before Jack's fourteenth birthday, things start to change for him. At first it's great: A sudden new... show more
Finalist for the 2012 Book of the Year Award -- Foreword Reviews Orphan Jack Templar has no memory of his parents and only the smallest details from his Aunt Sophie about how they died. The day before Jack's fourteenth birthday, things start to change for him. At first it's great: A sudden new strength helps him defend his nose-picking friend "T-Rex" from the school bully, and even his crush, Cindy Adams, takes notice. But then a mysterious girl named Eva arrives and tells him two facts that will change his life forever. First, that he's the descendent of a long line of monster hunters and he's destined to be in the family business. Second, that there's a truce between man and monster that children are off-limits...until their fourteenth birthday! Jack has only one day before hundreds of monsters will descend on his little town of Sunnyvale and try to kill him. As if that weren't enough, things get even more complicated when Jack discovers that the Lord of the Creach (as the monsters are collectively known) holds a personal grudge against him and will do anything to see that Jack has a slow and painful death. To stay alive and save his friends, Jack will have to battle werewolves, vampires, harpies, trolls, zombies and more. But perhaps the most dangerous thing he must face is the truth about his past. Why do the other hunters call him the last Templar? Why do they whisper that he may be the "One?" Why do the monsters want him dead so badly? Even as these questions plague him, he quickly discovers survival is his new full-time job and that in the world of monster hunters, nothing is really what it seems.For Middle Grade readers and higher Fans of: Percy Jackson Series, Harry Potter and The Goosebumps Series by R.L. Stine
Publish date: October 17th 2012
Publisher: Seven Guns Press
Pages no: 197
Edition language: English
, Young Adult
, Middle Grade
Series: The Templar Chronicles (#1)
Jack Smith, who will be 14 tomorrow, is headed off to school for another boring, mundane day. Or perhaps not. He’s feeling stronger, faster, more agile than ever before. And strange things keep happening – like the creepy dude of pale skin on the way to school who wished him an early happy birthday....
What were the main themes of the book? I would like to say monster hunting ... after all that's what the book was about, but there's more to it. Jack grows up and I think this was the most important part of the book. The story focused on learning about family and dealing with the past. Although not ...
What do you think will be your lasting impression of this book? The fight scenes. These were the most well-written parts of the book. And I definitely want to read the other books in the series so I have all the answers about Jack's past.What did you think of the cover? It was perfect and was a clos...
What alternative title would you choose for this book? I wouldn't pick anything different. This title suits the story and main character perfectly. Loved the cover as well.Share a quote or two from the book. The tagline was my favourite - "If you're not a monster hunter, put this book down immediate...
Was the book different from what you expected? No. Based on the book description, the story and characters were everything I expected. The author's flawless writing and polished editing was unexpected because so many books these days come with errors in them.Was location important to the story? Not ...