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Burdens Of The Dead – Snippet 36

This book should be available now so this is the last snippet. Burdens Of The Dead – Snippet 36 One bodyguard moved to the window, obliquely. The other came closer to the desk, hand on his sword. “Cavalry,” said the … Continue reading

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Burdens Of The Dead – Snippet 35

Burdens Of The Dead – Snippet 35   Chapter 23 Baghdad   In his magnificent palace in the great city of Baghdad the Ilkhan, Hotai the Ineffable, glowered at his grand vizier and the four assembled generals. He had moved … Continue reading

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Burdens Of The Dead – Snippet 34

Burdens Of The Dead – Snippet 34   “They’ll change their minds about that. After you have done, come back. I’ll have had time to interpret this, and to look at the maps.” “He is an exceptional map-maker,” said Benito, … Continue reading

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Burdens Of The Dead – Snippet 33

Burdens Of The Dead – Snippet 33 Chapter 22 Corfu The Venetian fleet sailed on the first day of November. Not a good season for sailing, but Benito had his weather information. All he had to do was persuade the … Continue reading

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Burdens Of The Dead – Snippet 32

Burdens Of The Dead – Snippet 32   She was moved to a generosity of her own. She moved her power and set it lightly on his shoulders. “Hekate’s blessing goes with you. You will walk safe and silent in … Continue reading

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Burdens Of The Dead – Snippet 31

Burdens Of The Dead – Snippet 31  Chapter 21 Milan  Fillipo Maria was delighted with the new conduit of news coming out of Venice. Details of the 48 pounders ordered, and how they were being fitted — along with the … Continue reading

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Burdens Of The Dead – Snippet 30

Burdens Of The Dead – Snippet 30   “To destroy it for ever so that I can have a better world for my daughter,” said Benito, lightly. “That’s what I want, but it is not what I’ll get.” Androcles was … Continue reading

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Burdens Of The Dead – Snippet 29

Burdens Of The Dead – Snippet 29   He paused and took a long drink from the goblet of wine that was given to him. “We had no trouble from there to until we entered the Bosphorus, although vessels were … Continue reading

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Burdens Of The Dead – Snippet 28

Burdens Of The Dead – Snippet 28  PART III November, 1540 A.D.  Chapter 20 Venice  Benito had long since decided that he could deal with almost anything better than goodbyes. This one was far worse than any other. Yet there … Continue reading

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Burdens Of The Dead – Snippet 27

Burdens Of The Dead – Snippet 27  Chapter 19 Constantinople  The narrow waters of the Bosphorus had seemed like a refuge. The admiral of Eastern Fleet had relaxed when they had entered them, with the wooded bluffs seeming like shields. … Continue reading

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