Posted by: Alastair Rosie | June 21, 2014

Excerpt From Chapter 29

To celebrate the summer solstice and to help promote my upcoming novel, Angel of Mercy, I’m posting an excerpt from Chapter Twenty Nine of Angel of Mercy, which will be released on July 1st, on Smashwords.

…We lit fires on the summer solstice and amazingly, Mairi seemed quite intrigued by the pagan rites. That interest abated swiftly in July when Pietro Angelerio was finally elected as pope after a two year impasse, he took the name Celestine V. Six months later he resigned and died a few months later under odd circumstances in prison. It wasn’t for another seven hundred years or so that a pope would resign his office.
At the midsummer festival I played my first solo piece on the fiddle, it was the tune I’d first heard Andraste playing months ago on the same instrument and it got a standing ovation from Sir Richard.
Well that’s enough for today. I’d better get back downstairs. Sammie bought herself a DVD of Titanic and wants me to sit and watch it with her. I told her a month or two back that I once bought a ticket for Titanic when I was living in America. I was to have boarded the ship when it reached New York. She was disappointed I never kept my ticket and I agree it would be worth quite a bit of money nowadays but back then what did you do with a ticket you couldn’t use? I threw it out and never asked for a refund, it seemed a little crass in my opinion.
In my next chapter I will talk more of 1294 and the role we played in bringing about the Auld Alliance but until then you’ll have to be content with this chapter…

Read more about the world of Angel of Mercy…


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