Man of War – Excerpt No. 167

For the first few months, unless the war interrupted their plans, Marc would meet with Émilie a couple of times a week. It was a new experience for him to have someone else on the mind, and rather enjoyed it. With every meeting the depths of their conversations grew, becoming more personal, even intimate.

None of his men would ever hear about his family, and that was by necessity. Soldiers needed to focus on their duties, and become suspicious that their officer was damaged goods.

Due to skirmishes along the border, Marc was away for the third month. While they suffered heavy losses, their successes in combat were noticed. As a result, they promoted him to the rank of capitaine, which meant they sent him a lieutenant to serve as his second.

Officer being promoted with his men standing in the background. Clothing and setting appropriate for 16th century France.

Disclaimer: This excerpt from Man of War is currently in development. There may be typos, errors, omissions, inconsistencies and so forth.


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