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The Tainted Relic
The Tainted Relic
Author: Simon Beaufort, Bernard Knight, Ian Morson, Michael Jecks, Susanna Gregory, Philip Gooden
In 1100, an English knight named was entrusted with a precious religious relic -- a piece of the True Cross, allegedly stained with the blood of Christ. The relic is said to curse anyone who touches it with a gruesome end as soon as it leaves their possession. Several decades pass, and the Cross turns up in the possession of a dealer who is robb...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780743267953
ISBN-10: 0743267958
Publication Date: 3/1/2006
Pages: 512
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.

3.7 stars, based on 10 ratings
Publisher: Simon Schuster UK
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover
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What a creative method of relaying a story!! I know that this is the first time I've read a book by a group of different authors with a common theme running throughout. From beginning to end it was exciting and cohesively written - inspite of the time periods across which the story thread had to travel in order to be part of the different authors' areas of interest. It was kind of fun too, to run into familiar characters ie. Crowner John, his friend Gwyn, Sir Baldwin Furnshill and Bailif Simon Puttock. In the shortened format, I still managed to glean new information about characters whom I have been reading about for months!

P.S. Beware trinkets that seem to hold the promise of fortunes are often the cause of misfortune.

I highly recommend even if you're not a fan of the medeival period this is a great read that keeps your interest!
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this is a historical mystery, medevial period, each 'chapter' or section written by a different writer. Some of them are Michael Jecks, Susanna Gregory, Bernard Knight, . . . A good read, if you enjoy historical mystery, and the medieval period.
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Good chance to get a taste of several authors and a great story line.

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Sir Geoffery Mappestone (Major Character)
Sir John de Wolfe (Major Character)
William Falconer (Major Character)
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