The Dragon's Wing Enigma: Arkana Archaeology Adventure Series #3 (Arkana Archaeology Thriller Mysteries)

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ARCHAEOLOGY ADVENTURES THAT DEFY HISTORY
Series Finale Award-Nominated as Best Mystery of the Month (L.A.S. Reviews, February 2017)
 
The Arkana Series
By 1000 BCE, Minoan civilization is hovering on the brink of collapse. Weakened by earthquakes and tidal waves, the Cretan empire has become easy prey for marauders from the European mainland. In a desperate attempt to preserve some vestige of their culture, the Minoans hide their greatest treasures where no barbarian can ever find them. Legend has it that the objects are worth a king's ransom in gold and precious gems. Greatest among them is the Sage Stone which is rumored to give immense power to its possessor.
 
The Minoan artifacts remain lost for three thousand years until a clue surfaces as to their whereabouts. A secret society known as the Arkana mobilizes to find the relics. The Arkana seeks to collect and preserve artifacts that disprove the patriarchal record of human history, and the recovery of the Sage Stone is vital to that mission. A fanatical religious cult called the Blessed Nephilim is equally determined to capture the Sage Stone and exploit it for a darker purpose. 
 
The quest for the Minoan cache places two rival factions on a collision course with disaster. Only one faction can win. More importantly, only one is likely to survive.

Volume 3 - The Dragon's Wing Enigma 

In THE DRAGON'S WING ENIGMA, agents of the Arkana and the Nephilim leave no stone unturned on the island of Malta in their search for lost artifacts. The Arkana team frantically scavenges for clues among the ruined temples of the archipelago before their foes arrive to comb the same terrain. 

A new crisis erupts on the home front when a runaway bride seeks refuge with the Arkana. The girl is the youngest wife of the Nephilim's polygamous leader, and she may have accidentally led the Nephilim straight to the Arkana's cache of matristic artifacts. 

Matters come to a head in an isolated mountaintop cave when the relic hunters learn that their prize can only be discovered if they "keep true to the dragon's wing." With Nephilim operatives blocking their escape route, will they live long enough to solve the riddle? Will the Nephilim recapture their leader's wife and breach the defenses of the Arkana itself? More than treasure is at stake this time around.

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