Teaser Tuesday: The Relic Master

Along with my 30th Birthday, the Wheel of Time has brought ’round

Teaser Tuesday

Just in case you don’t know, Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by A Daily Rhythm. Anyone can play along! All you have to do is grab the book you’re currently reading, open to a random page and share a few sentences from that page. But make sure you don’t share any spoilers!*

*I wish I could take credit for this introduction, but I shamelessly stole it from Heather over at bitsnbooks. To help me make amends, you should go check out her blog.

In terms of reading, I haven’t left the Renaissance, but I have traded nonfiction for historical fiction.

This week, I’m reading  The Relic Master a work of historical fiction by Christopher Buckley featuring one of my favorite Northern Renaissance artists, Albrecht Dürer, and a plot to forge a relic for his patron – a relic known to us as the Shroud of Turin.

The Truly Random Number Generator sends us to page 264:

The Duke reached inside his cloak and produced a 
large key. The archdeacon produced a second key. 
Two archbishops wearing miters appeared from 
behind a curtain. Each in turn produced a key. 
Dismas eliminated any notion of obtaining four 
separate keys from four different people.

The Relic Master Goodreads Cover

The plot thickens!

In Retrospect

I’ve just about finished Heretics and Heroes: How Renaissance Artists and Reformation Priests Created Our World by Thomas Cahill and have found it intriguing, engrossing, and otherwise enjoyable. No spoilers on the star-rating, though; you’ll have to come back next week (or keep track of me on Goodreads)

Coming Soon

I’m not sure what will be next, but I plan to have a number in mind for the 2016 Goodreads Challenge.



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