The Youngest Templar: Trail of Fate, by Michael Spradlin, is 2nd in the Youngest Templar series.
Following the events in the previous novel, young Tristan has escaped the evil Sir Hugh, only to wash upon shore in the midst of a group of French Cathars. Not knowing if his friends are alive, Tristan must still guard the Grail and keep it from Sir Hugh who never seems to be very far away. Meanwhile, Tristan finds himself falling for the leader of the Cathars, and embroiled in the midst of their own conflict as well.
Tristan is a wonderful character, with deep conviction and honor. He’s brave, humble, and extremely bright. When faced with tough decisions, he stands by his promise, even when it may not be the popular opinion.
With just as much adventure and suspense as the first, this sequel was a fast and enjoyable read. With another cliffhanger ending, fans will be eagerly awaiting the next installment. And I am one of them. This quest-based fantasy is a wonderfully fun and exciting story for young fantasy fans.
The Youngest Templar: Trail of Fate will be released from Putnam Juvenile on October 29, 2009.