Outremer: The Saga of the Knights Templar is a new ongoing comic series by author Stephen Dafoe and artist Bob Prodor, which sets out to tell the story of the Templars without the usual mythological... More > mumbo jumbo that usually follows them wherever they appear.
Although the series will introduce some fictional elements as part of the story, the plot sticks pretty much to the actual history of the Templars, in all its bloody glory.
Origins Story Arc
The first arc in the series is called Origins - a four part tale that tells the story of how Hugues (Hugh) de Payens and Geoffroi de St. Omer assembled a small army to deal with the problems confronting Jerusalem in the years that followed the First Crusade.
The first issue, while providing plenty of action, paints the back story of the many wars for the conquest of Jerusalem, including de Payens' memories of the brutality of the First Crusade.< Less
There are many lessons of vast importance contained in the Entered Apprentice Degree of Freemasonry. These lessons are so important to the author of this book that he has been so bold as to title the... More > book, Everything I needed to know about Freemasonry; I learned as an apprentice.
Worshipful Brother Stephen Dafoe is not a Freemason who takes his craft lightly. He is often fond of saying, "We do not need more men in Masonry, but more Masonry in men." Every page of this book reflects that expression. The book is one man's reflection on the lessons learned in that first degree and is a thorough examination of the philosophy taught with each step, pace and gesture. In so doing, Dafoe has not created a dry account of the first degree, but rather a book that will inspire all Freemasons to get back to the basics.< Less