Man of War – Excerpt No. 34

“I’ve seen fire ravage homes and forests,” Bertrand said. “If the Pope told me it was alive, I would believe him entirely without question.”

These were things that Marc had never seen personally. However he had seen a field swallowed up by flame. When he stopped to consider what had been said, Marc agreed, there was something to fire that mimicked life. If it was classified as such was a matter left to the clergy and men of knowledge.

“I agree—” Marc said. 

“No matter,” Bertrand said. “I have something to show you downstream. Get your jacket, sunlight will not bless us for much longer.”

Out of control fire consuming a field of dry hay, with arid hills in the background.

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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