Man of War – Excerpt No. 259

Susanna did the same, confirming that she knew how to handle a blade. Still, he had to wonder what she was up to. That gown will only slow her down… 

The Contessa moved to the open area by the fire, but kept her back towards the entryway. Marc strutted onto the scene, somewhat surprised this was happening. He tried his best to contain his excitement, but the edges of his lips curled nonetheless.

“A challenge,” she began. “The first to draw blood wins.”

Italian courtesan with a rapier sword moving near the open floor near a hearth. Setting and clothing appropriate for the 16th century Venice parlour.

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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