Man of War – Excerpt No. 258

“You look like you can handle yourself,” the Contessa said.

That this was not a question, but a statement. Susanna turned her back to him, and headed for the games room. From there she selected two foils, and tossed one casually to him. The smooth flight of the blade hinted it was balanced… She’s had a lot of practice with a blade

Marc preferred something more substantive as a weapon, something that could free a foe of their limbs. He grabbed it from out of the air by the hilt, and naturally adopted a fighting stance. These were beautifully forged, and the design on the hilt was exquisite.

Italian courtesan with a rapier sword. Setting and clothing appropriate for the 16th century Venice parlour.

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