Man of War – Excerpt No. 263

Normally opponents approached with swords at the ready, while sussing out potential weaknesses. However, it was as though the Contessa was anchored in place. That forced Marc to move in, which left him exposed… How dangerous can she be?

He never crossed swords with a woman before. Part of him expected it to be easy, presumably because of his combined strength and experience. However, his instincts warned him something did not add up… Would she challenge me if she had no chance?

He had a longer reach with this blade, affording him an advantage. He took a half a step forward and opened up with a basic thrust, which was deflected with ease.

Venetian Courtesan and French Lord facing each other with swords. Setting and clothing appropriate for the 16th century Venice parlour at night.

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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