Category: Religion

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Destiny: Divinity’s Finale, Book 6, Chapter 2 #Fantasy #Historical #Fiction

II   The next morning Baltazar rang the ships bell to signal all hands on deck. Once everyone was assembled, Baltazar signaled the quartermaster to begin. The quartermaster nodded and helped guide a large wooden plank up on deck.  In the middle of the plank, lay Papi’s body, wrapped in cloth. Baltazar turned and knocked […]

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Destiny: Divinity’s Finale, Book 6, Chapter 1 #Fantasy #Historical #Fiction

Book 6 Angel’s Tyre I   Evening fell once more over the Black Vengeance. The lamp lights were lit on the fore and aft castles and torches were lit on the main deck. If for no other reason than to keep morale on the ship, Baltazar requested the pleasure of any crewmen not currently engaged […]

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Destiny: Divinity’s Finale, Book 5, Chapter 5 #Fantasy #Historical #Fiction

V   “Captain, wake up!” A voice called. Baltazar quickly opened his eyes to see Gilles standing over him with a worried look. He rubbed his eyes as he spoke, “What is it?” “It’s Aralyn,” he replied, “we can hear her screaming from the cabin, but we can’t get to her! She’s barracaded herself in.” […]

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Destiny: Divinity’s Finale, Book 5, Chapter 4

IV   Two days passed as the Black Vengeance sailed due east. Much to the relief of the crew, there was no sign of any corsairs throughout their voyage into the region. Baltazar hadn’t spoken much to Aralyn since Xaphine left the ship. He really didn’t know what to say. On one hand, he had […]

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Destiny: Divinity’s Finale, Book 5, Chapter 3 #Fantasy #Historical #Fiction

III   There was a loud splash and suddenly the world came back into view. Their boat was only a few feet away from the entrance to the cave. Papi and Baltazar rowed the boat back out into open water. Where, to their misfortune, the galleass was waiting. The Le Terrible’s captain had apparently seen […]

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Destiny: Divinity’s Finale, Book 5, Chapter 2 #Fantasy #Historical #Fiction

II   Aralyn eventually regained consciousness as the boat drifted through the cave. At first, they looked in awe at the massive stalactites hanging down from the ceiling, carved over thousands of years. As they went deeper, the light from the entrance began to disappear. Baltazar lit two torches that he had brought with him […]

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Destiny: Divinity’s Finale, Book 5, Chapter 1 #Fantasy #Historical #Fiction

Book 5 The Churning Tides I The sound of activity on deck roused Baltazar from his slumber. He got up carefully so not to wake Aralyn. He opened the door and went out on deck. To his surprise, the crew was back onboard early and preparing the ship for the voyage ahead. Gilles turned to […]

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Destiny: Divinity’s Finale, Book 4, Chapter 5 #Fantasy #Historical #Fiction

V   Aralyn took some time to get used to her new name and identity. She had been the naive little girl from France for so many years that the truth now was very daunting. Her newfound love was a major comfort to her as she sorted out her life and what she would do […]

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Destiny: Divinity’s Finale, Book 4, Chapter 4 #Fantasy #Historical #Fiction

IV   Melisande ran to the forecastle and leaned over the side. It was getting dark and most of the crew wasn’t paying attention to her. She suddenly began to vomit as tears fell out of her eyes. Her lungs ached as she tried to draw breath and regain her composure. She continued to lean […]

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Destiny: Divinity’s Finale, Book 4, Chapter 3

III   As the longboat neared the ship, Lailah’s eyes scanned the ship suspiciously and focused on the black and red flag on the back. She quickly turned to Melisande, “Pirates? That’s who you’ve cast your lot with?” Melisande looked Lailah in the eye as responded sternly, “They are finer people than any I have […]

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Destiny: Divinity’s Finale, Book 4, Chapter 2

II   Melisande and the group returned to the Black Vengeance. Worn out, she took to the cabin and closed the door. More than anything at that moment, she just wanted to be alone. Baltazar watched her and shook his head, “Poor girl, this just doesn’t seem right somehow. We came all this way just […]

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Destiny: Divinity’s Finale, Book 4, Chapter 1

Book 4 Dark Revelations I The next morning, Melisande woke up on the forecastle, once again sleeping on Baltazar’s shoulder. The last time this happened, her heart jumped and she panicked. This time, she didn’t move. She was comfortable and more relaxed. Baltazar was roused by her movements and smiled, “Good morning.” “Good morning, though […]