The Lost Relic

Author: Scott Mariani
ISBN: 0730477789
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Conspiracy

Mystery of the Missing Relic

Author: Simren Kaur
ISBN: UVA:X001505954
Release Date: 1986
Genre: Detective and mystery stories

Zangbo, his father, and his dog Zing Zing travel through Kashmir attempting to return an ancient locket to the Himalayan monastery where it belongs, while greedy thieves threaten to destroy their sacred mission.

Historic Mysteries of Western Colorado

Author: David P. Bailey
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 9781439666753
Release Date: 2019-05-06
Genre: Reference

From Mesoamerican mysteries to local legends, history waits to be unearthed on Colorado's western slope. Revelations include discovering new evidence in the infamous Alferd Packer case and old Spanish colonial relics near Kannah Creek. Investigators follow the trail of lost Spanish explorers searching for the Seven Cities of Gold and pursue archaeological signs of a prehistoric civilization north of Collbran. Expeditions search for the legend of the Utes' Cave of the Ancients and the fabled location of Aztlán, the Aztecs' original homeland. A crew of historians, archaeologists and scientists, the Western Investigations Team uses ground-penetrating radar, electron microscopy, innovative metallurgic research and newly discovered documents to reexamine fascinating historical questions and contribute new chapters to history.

Hokkeji and the Reemergence of Female Monastic Orders in Premodern Japan

Author: Lori Rachelle Meeks
Publisher: University of Hawaii Press
ISBN: 9780824833947
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Religion

Hokkeji, an ancient Nara temple that once stood at the apex of a state convent network established by Queen-Consort Komyo (701-760), possesses a history that in some ways is bigger than itself. This work explores the revival of Japan's most famous convent and the reestablishment of a nuns' ordination lineage in Japan.

House of Wolves

Author: Matt Bronleewe
Publisher: Thomas Nelson Inc
ISBN: 9781418566876
Release Date: 2008-08-12
Genre: Fiction

A mysterious book with a dangerous secret. An evil brotherhood out to conquer the world. One man stands between them . . . with his family in the balance. In the twelfth century, Henry the Lion collected the rarest relics in Christendom. And to protect his most precious acquisitions, he encoded the whereabouts in a gorgeous illuminated manuscript called The Gospels of Henry the Lion. The manuscript has been showing up and disappearing ever since. No one knows where the relic has been hidden . . . or its ultimate power. Only one man holds the key to the mystery. He's carrying it in his briefcase at his son's school for show-and-tell, and he thinks it's a fake. But he's about to find out just how real it is. Because the wolves are rapidly closing in. And if August Adams can't decode the secret in time, the world's balance of power will forever be altered.

Lucky Icons

Author: Beverley Rose Enright
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 9781479728763
Release Date: 2012-10-31
Genre: Poetry

The poems herein are breathtaking in their variety, ranging in form from traditional verse of every sort, to free and experimental; in scope from lament for extinct birds; to protest poems; to lyrical beauty; to deeply felt religious subjects; and most of all, to even more deeply felt family poems. Humor is not omitted. It is hard to characterize this collection as a whole, but perhaps love and passionate caring best typifies it. --Jacqueline Jackson

Of Time and the River

Author: Thomas Wolfe
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9780684867854
Release Date: 1999
Genre: Fiction

Leaving his Southern home for Harvard University, New York City, and then, Europe, Eugen Gant explores his manhood and his American identity, falling in love with a beautiful stage designer along the way.

The Good Humor Man

Author: Andrew Fox
Publisher: Tachyon Publications
ISBN: 9781616960759
Release Date: 2009-04-15
Genre: Fiction

In this satiric romp inspired by Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451, set in 2041, government-sanctioned vigilantes—the Good Humor Men—ruthlessly patrol the streets, immolating all fattening food products as illegal contraband. A pound of real chocolate is worth more on the black market than a kilo of cocaine. Evil “nutraceutical” company MannaSantos controls the food market with genetically modified products, such as “Leanie Lean” meats. But the craze for svelte healthfulness has reached a critical turning point, as a mysterious wasting plague threatens to starve all of humanity. A lone ex-plastic surgeon and founding Good Humor Man, whose father performed a secret liposuction surgery on Elvis Presley, holds the key to humanity’s future. In a mad dash to retrieve his family heirloom—the mortal remains of the King’s belly fat—Dr. Louis Shmalzberg becomes entangled with a civil servant of questionable motives, an acquisitive assassin from a wealthy Caliphate, a power-mad preacher evangelizing anorexia, a beautiful young woman addicted to liposuction, and a homicidal clone from a MannaSantos experiment gone terribly wrong. Can Elvis save the world sixty-four years after his death?

Relic of Time

Author: Ralph McInerny
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101148977
Release Date: 2009-10-27
Genre: Fiction

Five centuries ago, a Mexican peasant named Juan Diego was visited by the Virgin Mary. As a lasting sign of her presence, Diego’s cloak was marked with the image of the Holy Mother surrounded by roses—and it remains one of the most revered and priceless relics in Mexican religious culture. But now the Virgin’s Cloak has been stolen. Retired CIA agent Vincent Traeger has a history with the Vatican, and is tasked to recover the Cloak. From the border-hunting Minutemen to longtime foes of the Church, the motives are as varied as the suspects. But Traeger soon realizes that the truth is hidden within a conspiracy that could bring a country—and a faith—to its knees.

The Secret Crown

Author: Chris Kuzneski
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 9780141946245
Release Date: 2010-09-30
Genre: Fiction

Bavaria, 1886 King Ludwig II, infamous for his eccentric behavior, is declared insane by his government and removed from his throne. A day later, Ludwig's corpse washes up in the shallows of Lake Starnberg. Rumours about the cause of the tragedy abound, but few people know why Ludwig was really killed. Or what secret was silenced by his death. Germany, present day . . . Hidden among the crates in a newly discovered Nazi bunker are documents stamped with a black swan, the insignia of the murdered king. As a favour to a friend, Jonathon Payne and David Jones fly to Bavaria to protect the documents, but soon face a life-or-death battle against an unknown enemy. From the depths of the Black Forest to the water canals underneath Ludwig's castles, the duo must solve the mystery behind the king's death or share his tragic fate.

Prehistoric Man

Author: Daniel Wilson
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781108054850
Release Date: 2012-10-23
Genre: History

Published in 1862, a seminal two-volume work in the study of early man and civilisation, using archaeological and anthropological advances.

Tobias Brown Inventor Esquire

Author: Robin Bennett
Publisher: Andrews UK Limited
ISBN: 9780957456563
Release Date: 2013-05-14
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Adventure and magic for 7-10 year-olds: Mad inventors, shark submarines and England's deepest lake under Creake Castle. Fred Longshanks is invited to tea in the village by Tobias Brown, Inventor Esquire. Before he knows it, he has embarked on an insane journey to get to the bottom of England's deepest lake in the grounds of his parents home in Creake Castle. What they discover on the journey changes both their lives for ever.