By Katherine John
This fast moving motion mystery is a multi-layered tale that spans 8 centuries, from medieval Germany and Prussia to offer day Poland and united states established at the legend of the Amber Knight - a cherished relic that encouraged generations until eventually the Nazis stole it.
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Bottles were being upended into mouths and smashed against trees; crates wrenched apart and plundered. Straw packing littered the ground as gem-studded, gold and silver altar crosses were attacked with knives and bayonets. One man was dancing crazily, his arms and neck festooned with ropes of pearls and amber. Others lay in wait for the cases that were still being dragged from the bunker. ’ All that was left of two Russians were shreds of flesh and bloodstained clothing that decorated the lower branches of a conifer and the ground beneath it with gobs of glistening gore.
How many times do I have to tell you? ’ Edmund was proud of the museum’s amber collection that had blossomed under his guardianship from a few forlorn scraps into a four-hundred piece historical panorama detailing the history and working of the resin. ’ ‘A ring made by Krefta the elder in 1936. ’ ‘What do you take me for? ’ He tossed Dunst a catalogue emblazoned with a swastika. ‘“1936 Konigsberg exhibition”,’ Dunst read. ’ He pointed to a coloured sketch of an enormous ring set with a hunk of honey-coloured, opaque amber carved into an eagle’s head.
He reached for the papers. One was a testimonial, short and to the point. I LUDWIG KREFTA, AMBER AND SILVER- SMITH, HEREBY AUTHENTICATE THE RELIC IN THESE PHOTOGRAPHS AS THE THIRTEENTH CENTURY AMBER ENCASED BODY OF HELMUT VON MAU, KNOWN AS THE AMBER KNIGHT. There was an indecipherable signature scrawled beneath the text. The second paper was a letter. FOR THE ATTENTION OF THE SALEN INSTITUTE. THE AMBER KNIGHT IS IN OUR POSSESSION. WE ARE PREPARED TO ACCEPT BIDS FOR IT IN EXCESS OF FIFTY MILLION DOLLARS.
Amber Knight by Katherine John