Reliquary

Author: Sarah Fine
Publisher: 47north
ISBN: 9781503935259
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Mattie Carver's engagement party should have marked the start of her own personal fairy tale. But when her fiancé, Ben, is violently abducted the next morning, her desperate quest to find him rips her away from small-town life and reveals a shattering truth: magic is real--and Ben is hooked. It's not the stuff of storybooks. It's wildly addictive, capable of producing everything from hellish anguish to sensual ecstasy almost beyond human endurance. Determined to find out who took Ben and why, Mattie immerses herself in a shadowy underworld and comes face-to-face with the darkly alluring Asa Ward, a rogue magic dealer, infamous hustler...and her missing fiancé's estranged brother. Asa has the power to sense magic, and he realizes Mattie is a reliquary, someone with the rare ability to carry magic within her own body, undetected. Asa agrees to help find Ben on one condition: Mattie must use her uncommon talent to assist his smuggling operations. Now, from magic-laced Vegas casinos to the netherworld clubs of Bangkok, Mattie is on a rescue mission. With Asa by her side, she'll face not only the supernatural forces arrayed against her but the all-too-human temptation that she fears she can't resist.

Mosaic

Author: Sarah Fine
Publisher: 47North
ISBN: 9781503939561
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Mattie Carver never thought she'd give up her small-town life to become one half of the best magic-smuggling duo in the business. Until recently, she didn't even know such a business existed. But as an unusually strong reliquary--able to carry vast quantities of magic in her body, undetected--she's been pulled into an underworld of organized crime and addictive enchantments. And although she's determined to keep things professional, her partner, Asa Ward, is a temptation she finds increasingly hard to resist. Even as their relationship reaches a tipping point, Mattie is wary; Asa already told her he hates cages--literal or otherwise. But when an international black-market magic exchange goes awry, Asa falls into the hands of his enemies. Now, with the man who refuses to be controlled under the command of a ruthless captor, Mattie must decide how far she's willing to go to rescue him--assuming there's anything left to save.

Splinter

Author: Lecturer in Philosophy Sarah Fine
Publisher: 47north
ISBN: 9781503936423
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Mattie Carver has relinquished the world of magic, with all its dark temptations. In six weeks, she ll marry Ben Ward and claim the safe, small-town life she craves. But Mattie s talents as a reliquary someone able to smuggle magic within her body make her a valuable commodity, even to those she trusts the most. Forced out of retirement by a painful betrayal, she must seek the help of the man she s tried desperately to stay away from: Ben s estranged brother, Asa. Asa, a sensor and magic dealer, may have saved Ben months ago, but he s complicated Mattie s life beyond imagining. Trailed by lethal mobsters through Chicago s seamy magical underbelly and an eerie traveling carnival, Mattie struggles to endure the priceless magic she s holding and her feelings for Asa. Once, she thought she d chosen her path. Now the only option may be to succumb to the destiny that s choosing her, and hope she s strong enough to survive."

The Reliquary Effect

Author: Cynthia Hahn
Publisher: Reaktion Books
ISBN: 1780237022
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From skeletons to strips of cloth to little pieces of dust, reliquaries can be found in many forms, and while sometimes they may seem grotesque on their surface, they are nonetheless invested with great spiritual and memorial value. In this book, Cynthia Hahn offers the first full survey in English of the societal value of reliquaries, showing how they commemorate religious and historical events and, more important, inspire awe, faith, and, for many, the miraculous. Hahn looks deeply into the Christian tradition, examining relics and reliquaries throughout history and around the world, going from the earliest years of the cult of saints through to the post-Reformation response. She looks at relic footprints, incorrupt bodies, the Crown of Thorns, the Shroud of Turin, and many other renowned relics, and she shows how the architectural creation of sacred space and the evocation of the biblical tradition of the temple is central to the reliquary’s numinous power. She also discusses relics from other traditions—especially from Buddhism and Islam—and she even looks at how reliquaries figure in contemporary art. Fascinatingly illustrated throughout, this book is a must-read for anyone interested in the enduring power of sacred objects.

The Pendergast Files

Author: Douglas Preston
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 0765399598
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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This discounted ebundle includes: Relic, Reliquary The books that introduced the world to Douglas Preston’s and Lincoln Child’s FBI Special Agent Pendergast. Hidden deep beneath Manhattan lies a warren of tunnels, sewers, and galleries, mostly forgotten by those who walk the streets above. There lies the ultimate secret of the Museum Beat. Relic — Just days before a massive exhibition opens at the popular New York Museum of Natural History, visitors are being savagely murdered in the museum's dark hallways and secret rooms. Autopsies indicate that the killer cannot be human... Reliquary —When two grotesquely deformed skeletons are found deep in the mud off the Manhattan shoreline, museum curator Margo Green is called in to aid the investigation. Margo must once again team up with police lieutenant D'Agosta and FBI agent Pendergast, as well as the brilliant Dr. Frock, to try and solve the puzzle. Books by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child The Pendergast Series Relic Reliquary Other books Mount Dragon Books by Douglas Preston The Kraken Project Impact Blasphemy The Monster of Florence The Codex Jennie At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

The Medieval Poetics of the Reliquary

Author: S. Chaganti
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 0230615384
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Through interdisciplinary readings of medieval literature and devotional artifacts, The Medieval Poetics of the Reliquary shows how reliquaries shaped ideas about poetry and poetics in late-medieval England.

Sanctum

Author: Sarah Fine
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781477810330
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After her best friend, Nadia, commits suicide, Lela Santos performs a farewell ritual to enter the gated city of Hell and save Nadia's soul.

Of Metal and Wishes

Author: Sarah Fine
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1442483601
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This love story for the ages, set in a reimagined industrial Asia, is a little dark, a bit breathless, and completely compelling. A “grisly and satisfying” tale (Publishers Weekly) inspired by The Phantom of the Opera. Sixteen-year-old Wen assists her father in his medical clinic, housed in a slaughterhouse staffed by the Noor, men hired as cheap factory labor. Wen often hears the whisper of a ghost in the slaughterhouse, a ghost who grants wishes to those who need them most. And after one of the Noor humiliates Wen, the ghost grants an impulsive wish of hers—brutally. Guilt-ridden, Wen befriends the Noor, including the outspoken leader, a young man named Melik. At the same time, she is lured by the mystery of the ghost. As deadly accidents fuel tensions within the factory, Wen is torn between her growing feelings for Melik, who is enraged at the sadistic factory bosses and the prejudice faced by his people at the hand of Wen’s, and her need to appease the ghost, who is determined to protect her against any threat—real or imagined. Will she determine whom to trust before the factory explodes, taking her down with it?

The Reliquary Ring

Author: Cherith Baldry
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 9780330492072
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In an ancient maritime city, the people are ruled by an elderly duke - and also by the Church. From the mysterious Empire to the north are imported products of amazing technology, including genics - the gentically engineered people coveted by the wealthy as their servants and playthings.

Reliquary

Author: Martha Wells
Publisher: Fandemonium Books
ISBN: 9780954734374
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The team discover a ruined city with a deadly secret.