Shadow of the Templar by M. Chandler

Title: Shadow of the Templar
AuthorM. Chandler
Fandom: Original Fiction
Pairing(s): Simon Drake/Jeremy Archer
Rating: NC-17
Genre: Action/Adventure/First Time/Smut – You Name It!
Word Count: EPIC – Over 750,000


 Simon Drake is an up-and-coming young FBI hotshot, an agent with a personal track record so outstanding that it borders on unbelievable. Not yet thirty, he’s already the leader of his own special ops team; a ragtag bunch of talented but nigh-uncontrollable lunatics, it’s true, but under Simon’s inspired leadership they’re a force to be reckoned with, a team with an unparalleled success rate, a team with an almost unblemished record–until now.

Jeremy Archer is the brilliant and unpredictable scion of a long line of international art thieves, simultaneously a phenomenally wealthy English socialite and one of the most infamous criminals in the world. At twenty-seven years old he’s already wanted on nearly every continent for thefts totalling more than ninety-one million dollars, and yet no one has ever come close to catching him–until now.


May the best man win.


Why You Should Read This: 

This is an epic read. Seriously. This is a series of stories that were originally meant to be a few fun, short stories that a couple of friends came up with on AIM one night. Now what they are is an incredible universe of action, drama, adventure and, yes, a little awkward romance. The characters are completely believable, totally developed, and you find yourself at the end of three-quarters of a million words wondering if there’s going to be more forthcoming. These are wonderful caper novels with great characters. You should go dedicate a week to this website. Read all four novels and all the short stories. You won’t regret a single minute.


  1. I absolutely adore these stories!!! And Jeremy is super duper awesome 🙂

  2. I’m so glad to see this rec. I started reading it ages ago and then when my computer died, I couldn’t find it again. Time to jump right back in again. 🙂

  3. I love this series, i still reread this when i can’t find new fics. There are some “extra” stories that make up for the lack of full-on romance between Simon and Jeremy and I wouldn’t want the main series in any other way. All the characters are believable and fleshed out.

  4. Quite possibly the best piece of fiction I’ve ever read on the internet.

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