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All The Plagues Of Hell – Snippet 53

This book should be available now, so this is the last snippet. All The Plagues Of Hell – Snippet 53 The officers were not talking–not while they were together. But their troopers were much less reticent, and quite happy to … Continue reading

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All The Plagues Of Hell – Snippet 52

All The Plagues Of Hell – Snippet 52 “I suspect they’ll try to get men on this side, to attack the bridge from the flanks, and hit the outposts hard with the cavalry, and hope that in the retreat there’ll … Continue reading

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All The Plagues Of Hell – Snippet 51

All The Plagues Of Hell – Snippet 51 Chapter 28 The Duchy of Milan, the eastern frontier Francisco rode out that afternoon, having had Kazimierz approved by Sforza, and the matter handed on to various functionaries. The man who claims … Continue reading

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All The Plagues Of Hell – Snippet 50

All The Plagues Of Hell – Snippet 50 “And on the other side of the Po?” asked Francisco, taking his commander’s pulse. It was faster than it should be. It was easier to keep him talking for as long as … Continue reading

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All The Plagues Of Hell – Snippet 49

All The Plagues Of Hell – Snippet 49 “Venice is sitting out a perfectly good war with Milan? That is surprising.” His grandfather shrugged. “It’s one I plan to sit out if they do, at least while I wait to … Continue reading

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All The Plagues Of Hell – Snippet 48

All The Plagues Of Hell – Snippet 48 Chapter 25 Corfu The Venetian fleet, storm-battered and tired, limped into Corfu harbor, having had to make back most of the distance they’d been blown south under oars. Several of the vessels … Continue reading

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All The Plagues Of Hell – Snippet 47

All The Plagues Of Hell – Snippet 47 “And can you provide those?” asked Francisco, who had reached his own conclusions. The bookseller looked at him from under heavy-lidded eyes. “Can I make gold from base metal? What do you … Continue reading

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All The Plagues Of Hell – Snippet 46

All The Plagues Of Hell – Snippet 46 She smiled at them, “Good morning, úr,” she said, in heavily accented Frankish–and not with the Italian accent, either. Hungarian, by the honorific. Francisco was dressed well enough for the woman to … Continue reading

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All The Plagues Of Hell – Snippet 44

All The Plagues Of Hell – Snippet 44 **** But by the time he arrived at the hamlet of Cerlongo, some miles from Goito, and just inside the lands held by his troops, to meet his sappers and siege cannon, … Continue reading

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All The Plagues Of Hell – Snippet 43

All The Plagues Of Hell – Snippet 43 Chapter 23 The borders of the duchy of Milan Duke Umberto’s finest men marched toward the town of Fidenza, which had so recently been taken from the Parman forces. His pennants fluttered … Continue reading

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