The Relic Master

The Relic Master

Book - 2015
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Pressured by an ambitious patron who would buy a cardinalship, 16th-century relic hunter and his reckless artist best friend unsuccessfully forge a shroud before being placed in the custody of loutish mercenaries to steal the celebrated Shroud of Chambry.
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2015
Edition: First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition
ISBN: 9781501125751
1501125753
Branch Call Number: FIC Buck
Characteristics: xi, 380 pages

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ssmartin7
Dec 28, 2016

A very well done historical fiction blending gruesome middle age practices and humor as well as a blend of fictional charecters and real historical personages. I found it a bit difficult to get into at first but was soon captivated.

Jabberwock12 Apr 21, 2016

A good tale of historical fiction with some folks that did actually exist during that time. It has a feeling of an Assassins Creed video game dialogue mixed with a Game of Thrones-y like air about it. I found a lot of the book to be funny but rather a bore near the end. It seemed as the author had nowhere else to go or lost sight of his original ending. The book basically ended with the line "they stood awkwardly, neither able to think of anything left to say." Overall 3 out of 5 stars. A good read if you enjoy 16th Century romps and adventures.

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