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Sunday, July 20, 2014

The Centurion & The Queen - Book I - FREE READ



THE CENTURION & THE QUEEN
Book I in the Centurion Series
a historical fiction by
Minnette Meador
Resplendence Publishing

CHAPTER ONE

Celtic dripped from the sword onto the centurion’s sandals, staining his naked toes and mingling with the spattered British mud. An unconscious shiver of disgust ran through Marius. He was not prejudiced; after all, he had spent sixteen years on this sodden island and was quite used to these people. But it did not stop the unwelcome flash of sentiment that the blood filtering down through his toes was somehow infected, impure. Marius knew better, but that did not help either. Twenty-five years of rigorous military training and a forty year lifetime of Roman indoctrination was difficult to avoid. He wanted nothing more than to wash his feet.

“Merda!” he swore under his breath. (continued)