Captivating journey back in time

Captivant voyage dans le temps

Master of the thriller, esoteric, writer-gifted Hervé Gagnon offers an immersive reading experiences taking place partly in ancient Egypt and in part in Paris, at the time of the knights Templar, in his new novel, the death of The Temple. Action, mystery, intrigue, rhythmic, historical details interesting, the dialogues crisp, hints of humor, very sharp… everything is there to make it a best-seller.

Hervé Gagnon offers us a little trip back in time… and we go until in 1307, in Paris. Soon, the Order of the Poor Knights of Christ and of the Temple of Solomon will cease to exist in the form that has made his fame for almost two centuries.

Nobody is under any illusions : something has changed in Villeneuve du Temple, since the transport of a mysterious treasure began. King Philip has an agenda, and the knights feel the tension, the resentment, the betrayal.

Hugues de Malemort is not different from any other. He has sworn obedience to the Temple and serves God and his Order as best he can. He has the premonition that a disaster is imminent.

Hervé Gagnon, doctor of history, an eyeful in this thriller thrilling : of the action you want, here. In this series in two volumes, he wanted to talk about the end of the Temple. “There is much talk of its abolition, his treasure. But I had the taste to see how it was, a week or ten days before, when you knew it was coming. How the people in the interior of the enclosure felt. And you sense that it’s murky, everyone had a black cloud above the head. “

On the other hand, it has issued an interesting hypothesis : “suppose the treasure is not what you think… if this was not the gold, the silver, and precious stones, what would it be ? questions-t-it. It becomes interesting to speak of the philosopher’s stone… and it is always interesting to bring it to the beginnings of christianity or to Alexandria, which had a high jewish population at that time. “

Hervé Gagnon had the itch to return to that distant time in charge of secrets. “Alexandria is renowned as the land of jewish mysticism, as the place of origin of all esoteric Hebrew, tables emerald. “

The philosopher’s stone of the alchemists – a hypothetical substance that would change base metals into precious metals – he was interested. “In alchemy, the Great Work is the purification of the self. It was to be able to open a door on the intention of the Creator. Understand the nature of creation. The transmutation of metals was only the step material for this understanding, for the alchemists. There was a whole section of esoteric and spiritual that we know less. It was a know closed within a small group. “

This knowledge has laid the foundation of modern chemistry… and created a vocabulary and imagery which were then recovered by the rosicrucians and freemasonry, ” he adds. “All this vocabulary is still circulating in these milieus today. “

Paris in 1300

His research has been very interesting. “There is a reconstruction of the map of Paris in 1300. There is a consensus that this is exactly what I needed. Most of the names of the streets are there. By making correlations with old maps, you can easily te spot. The enclosure of the Temple no longer exists, but there are still vast areas of Paris that are still in part existing. “

Hervé Gagnon provides the historical context and the research does not pose any problem. “I’m a historian ; it is second nature to me. “He is happy with the result. “I dare to hope that I am like good wine and that I am improving. “

  • Herve Gagnon was born in Chicoutimi.
  • He holds a Ph. D. in history and a master’s degree in museology.
  • After working in the development of world heritage and university education, he now dedicates himself entirely to writing.
  • He signed the successful series, Damned and Malefica.
  • His books have been awarded several times.
  • A second volume is planned.


The death of the Temple, volume 1 : Secretum templi
Hervé Gagnon, Éditions Hugo et Cie, about 380 pages”>

The death of the Temple, volume 1 : Secretum templi
Hervé Gagnon, Éditions Hugo et Cie, about 380 pages

“Pope Clement V, born Bertrand de Got, hated with all his being the man who stood before him. In its sole view, every fiber of her person shuddered in revulsion, all the more that he was part of the papal tiara. Without the intervention of this viper viscous and dangerous, he would have remained simple bishop of Bordeaux and the conclave of Perugia could have elected someone else. When he looked at William of Nogaret, he saw horns on the head, feet split, and a tail. “

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