The Templar Chronicles, Book 1:
Jack Templar Monster Hunter
184 Pages Ages 8 to 12
Back Cover: If you have this book in your hands, I assume you are already a monster hunter or in training to become one. I hope my story helps you in the many fights ahead. However, if you are not a monster hunter . . . PUT THIS BOOK DOWN IMMEDIATELY. I’m serious. This story was never meant to become public. When I heard that some copies were making it into the hands of non-hunters, I was outraged. I’ve destroyed hundreds of these illegal copies but I can’t be sure I’ve found them all. The fact that you’ve read this far is proof of that. This isn’t a game. This is real. So read the next part very carefully
If you open this book, the monsters will sense it. They will be attracted to you like sharks tracking blood in the water. Whether you like it or not, you will be dragged into this world of monsters just as I was. You will have no choice but to become a hunter. Trust me, you’re not ready for this. The monsters are everywhere and you won’t stand a chance without proper training. I beg you, don’t read this book. And if you do . . . don’t say I didn’t warn you.
Well you have read the warning, now I ask you to stop reading this, go to the sidebar and find a review of a pleasant and safe book. Jack Templar may only be a fourteen-year-old geeky boy, but he has changed in ways unimaginable. He has muscles and strength like the Hulk. To boys that may sound great (okay, to some girls, too), but it was not great for Jack and it would not be great for you.
Jack gives three very good reasons why you should leave RIGHT NOW!
………… 1.“this isn’t a cartoon”
…………2. “(killing monster) gets gross and messy”
……….. 3. “this is all real . . . shut the book right now”
Look, I have read the book and monsters have been chasing me ever since. Just yesterday, one of them broke my laptop. I did not even see it do this. One minute the thing worked and the next it was knocked out colder than ice in the Arctic.
I am not going to review this book and have monsters chasing you; breaking your computer. Please understand, Jack Templar was born to be a monster hunter. He had no idea hunting monsters is in his blood, but do any of us know everything that is in our blood? I must be careful. Jack’s two best friends got sucked in. This war against the humans is rooted deep in the past.
But STOP READING. I have told you too much. They could be waiting for me, or YOU!, in the next blog or website. I hesitated, but not long enough. I read the book. DO NOT DO THIS! Yes, that is a peculiar thing for a reviewer to write about a well-written book, with strong characters, interesting twists, and a good plot that will have you, I mean, had me turning pages as fast as I could. Soon, I was afraid a monster would show up before I learned how to kill it. It Did. This time it was a “cannot—replace” laptop. Next time it could be YOU! NOW GO! While you can, click on a safe, nice review.
Loyal readers please trust me on this one. Yes, I enjoyed the book—when I was not thinking and worrying about monsters—and I will read the next book, I need to know how to defend myself. But you sweet readers do not. Return to Ragdolls are the Best, or ABC is for Circus. Anything other than The Templar Chronicles, Book 1: Jack Templar, Monster Hunter.
Unfortunately, I agreed to this tour and must fulfill my obligation, monsters or not. Jack Templar is here today instead of hunting those monsters. I guess I should give him a break, he is just fourteen, pretty old for a monster hunter, but still young enough that he forgets about monsters and does books tours for a book he does not want you to read. Go figure. Like I said, he’s 14. I am POSITIVE he has lured a monster or two right here to Kid Lit Reviews. If that monster is Ren Lucre . . . all of us . . . everyone who reads this review site . . . and all those dear to them will be open to lunch. Not having lunch—being lunch! Monsters could be anyone, anywhere—even someone you know or love.
Without further warnings, here is Jack Templar, Monster Hunter, star of, um, well, um his own book. Readers, please leave.
Hi, Jack Templar here.
Against my better judgment, I agreed to share some thoughts with you on Kid Lit
Reviews. It’s bad enough that my book Jack Templar Monster Hunter was stolen
and has been read by people across the world. It was meant to only be for monster
hunters, not regular people. Why? Simple.
If you read the book (and probably this blog) you will attract the monsters in your
area. They will find you and you’ll be forced to become a hunter yourself (if you
don’t want to just become a monster’s dinner, that is.)
There’s my warning. The choice is yours. If I were you, I would just walk away.
Still here? OK, don’t say I didn’t warn you.
I’m going to assume you are here because you are already a monster hunter or in
training to become one.
I want to share with you some techniques to how to ferret out monsters that might
be lurking in your hometown, waiting until just the right time to strike.
Roll over pictures
Monsters prefer the dark shadows of the night. This is not a hard and fast rule so don’t think that when you see someone you suspect of being a monster walking around down on a bright and sunny day that they can be crossed off your list. The Creach are much trickier than that. Still, be on the lookout for people who seem to be night owls. People with night jobs. People who are out for jogs in the middle of the night. This can be a key sign of monster activity.
Calm demeanors with short temper outbursts.
Creach who are in disguise among humans are under constant strain to keep from being discovered. For the disguise to work, they need to stay as calm as possible to avoid drawing attention to themselves. But the mental strain of resisting the temptation to not eat the people around them can cause them to snap. Just imagine being around walking versions of your favorite food all day without being allowed to eat any of it! Usually, these temper tantrums are short-lived as they regain their composure. Watch out if they feel like they’ve blown their cover. With nothing left to lose, they’ll just start eating!
I don’t know why, but the Creach have a terrible hygiene when it comes to their nails. This is especially true for any of the undead monsters. I guess it’s from clawing their way out of a grave. Anyway, when you see someone who always has gross, dirty fingernails, you might want to put him or her under surveillance. It could be a monster…or you might just have found a person with gross fingernails.
Acute sense of smell.
It depends on the Creach, but a majority of them use their sense of smell to hunt. If you notice someone with a overly sensitive nose smell and who is really grossed out by even the smallest bad smell, you might be on to something. My buddy T-Rex usually helps me out here as he’s always passing gas so I can see who reacts to it. If you don’t have a gaseous friend, try eating some beans yourself so you can conduct this test yourself.
Reaction to the Templar cross.
You see this a lot in movies. Where the demon or the vampire reacts to a cross. It’s actually not a religious thing. It’s that the Black Guard, the original monster hunters, were a secret society within the Knights Templar. Any cross will do, but if you do a quick google search for a Templar cross,that’s the one that really drives them nuts.
OK, that should be enough to get you going. If you spot anyone suspicious you can
report it to the Monster Hunter Sightings forum at www.jacktemplar.com.
Good luck out there. And remember…
Do your duty, come what may.
“The Author”: Jeff Gunhus
Jeff Gunhus grew up in Cyprus, Greece, and Saudi Arabia where there was a distinct lack of television. He quickly found books were the gateway to incredible adventures, fascinating characters and unbelievable discoveries. Now, with five children of his own (all who watch too much television, in his opinion), he has enjoyed revisiting his old books and reliving those adventures all over again.
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