Man of War – Excerpt No. 247

“You shall have an audience with the Contessa, Susanna Gaius,” the man said. 

The other chuckled, and based on the smile that followed, this was a joke that lived between the two men. Clearly, I’m missing something

“She—he’ll have a great time,” the man said after wiping the smirk off his face.

“Go on in, signore” the other said. “Straight past the doors to the parlour. It’s early, so have a drink while you wait.”

“How am I early?” Marc asked.

“The drinks are on the house tonight.”

Two servants in uniform laughing at the expense of a nearby guest. Clothes and setting appropriate to 16th century Venice

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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