Baphomet's Meteor Author:Pierre Barbet CRUSADERS OF THE ATOM — Are there parallel dimensions in which history turned out differently? Are there other universes with other Earths where the alternates became the realities? Here is an exciting science fiction novel of such an historical by-pass. Told with the color and romance of the Crusades, reminiscent of the work of Harold Lamb and L... more ». Sprague de Camp, what would have happened had the Knights Templars really made the demonic alliance claimed by their royal rivals? The "demon" was Baphomet--a stranded extra-terrestrial--and his alliance gave the Templars the atomic arms and scientific equipment to create the empire Baphomet needed for his own outer-space motives.
Pierre Barbet, one of the Old World's most popular science fiction authors, has created a fascinating and authentically researched novel of the empire upon which our sun never rose.« less
This is an interesting little trip for Crusade buffs. The story skips around between characters without getting really attached to any, but two randy brothers, squires to their chivalrous older brother, are good for a laugh. The Templars are as shocked and terrified of the "demonic" power they unleash as are their unlucky enemies. Must they conquer the whole world for Baphomet?