By Mark Teppo
Through the 5th campaign, the bloody siege of Damietta grinds to a stalemate and a tender Christian soldier starts having visions…
Raphael of Acre, a tender start up of the Shield-Brethren, turns into a conflict hero in the course of a vicious conflict for keep watch over of a Muslim stronghold. certainly one of his partners, Eptor, is wounded within the conflict and falls below the effect of wierd hallucinations. whilst a high-quality plots to control Eptor’s visions into battle propaganda, Raphael struggles among accountability to the reason and responsibility to his religion. not able to reconcile his roles as Christian and soldier, Raphael seeks out an not going resource of counsel — the nice pacifist Francis of Assisi.
Part of the Foreworld Saga, Dreamer confronts the anomaly of utilizing sword and fist on the way to unfold a message of humility and compassion.
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He was bareheaded, blond, and clean shaven, with a blooming fresh-skinned face that scarce needed a razor. " He glanced again at Jacob Pole, this time unhappily. Darwin gazed up at the earnest face. The youth was well dressed and healthy, but there was a certain stolidity of manner and dullness to his eye. "You may speak before Colonel Pole as you would before me. His discretion is absolute. " The young man was startled. "Or at least, sir, it is, but not my own. " Darwin pursed his full lips and gestured to the seat vacated by Joseph Faulkner.
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You followed the first rule of successful deception: build upon what is real, and invent as little as you must. But you went too far, with a double lure, of great treasure and of a fantastic animal. The beast in Loch Malkirk would have been sufficient to bring me here without further embroidery, but you could not have known that. " Maclaren smiled ruefully. "It worked. Ye came here, an' that was a surprise to me. " "Your plan went astray not in outline, but in detail. You had hired good actors, that was necessary, and they were well grounded in their roles—enough to convince Dr.
Dreamer: A Prequel to the Mongoliad (The Foreworld Saga) by Mark Teppo