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The Relic Master

(2015)
A novel by

 
From "New York Times "bestselling author Christopher Buckley, one of the funniest writers in the English language (Tom Wolfe), a compelling and hilarious adventure featuring a sixteenth-century relic hunter and his best friend, Albrecht Durer, who conspire to forge the Shroud of Turin. The year is 1517. Dismas is a relic hunter: one who procures authentic religious relics for wealthy and influential clients. His two most important patrons are Frederick the Wise, Elector of Saxony and soon-to-be Cardinal Albrecht of Mainz. While Frederick is drawn to the recent writing of Martin Luther, Albrecht pursues the financial and political benefits of religion and seeks to buy a cardinalship through the selling of indulgences. When Albrecht s ambitions increase his demands for grander and more marketable relics, Dismas and his artist friend Durer conspire to manufacture a shroud to sell to the unsuspecting noble. Unfortunately Durer s reckless pride exposes Albrecht s newly acquired shroud as a fake, so Albrecht puts Dismas and Durer in the custody of four loutish mercenaries and sends them all to steal Christ s burial cloth (the Shroud of Chambery), Europe s most celebrated relic. On their journey to Savoy where the Shroud will be displayed, they battle a lustful count and are joined by a beautiful female apothecary. It is only when they reach their destination that they realize they are not alone in their intentions to acquire a relic of dubious legitimacy. Filled with fascinating details about art, religion, politics and science; Vatican intrigue; and Buckley s signature wit, "The Relic Master "is a delightfully rich and intelligent comic adventure."

 
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Hardback Editions

December 2015 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: The Relic Master: A Novel
Author(s): Christopher Buckley
ISBN: 1-5011-2575-3 / 978-1-5011-2575-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Paperback Editions

October 2016 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: The Relic Master: A Novel
Author(s): Christopher Buckley
ISBN: 1-5011-2576-1 / 978-1-5011-2576-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Audio Editions

December 2015 : USA Audio edition
thumbTitle: The Relic Master: A Novel
Author(s): Christopher Buckley
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
Availability: Amazon   

Kindle Editions

December 2015 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
thumbTitle: The Relic Master: A Novel
Author(s): Christopher Buckley
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


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