The Beast of Calatrava: A Foreworld Sidequest (The Foreworld by Mark Teppo

By Mark Teppo

After a conflict left Ramiro Ibáñez de Tolosa’s face extraordinarily disfigured, the knight of the Order of Calatrava deserted his sword for a pastoral life. yet his beastly visual appeal horrifies all those that pass his path—with the exception of his adoring and pregnant spouse. Can he retain Louisa and their unborn baby secure from the warfare that's coming to Iberia?

As Ramiro prepares for his child’s beginning, Brother Lazare of the Cistercian order searches for a way to encourage males as he travels with the crusading Templars. He seeks swords of legend--named blades carried via heroes of old--believing such symbols be ready to rally males in a manner no king may well ever accomplish. but if he learns of the tales instructed of the mysterious monster that haunts the Iberian battlefields, he wonders what kind of strength this new legend may contain--the legend of a guy whose scarred face and chilly demeanor can't cover his heroic soul.

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He was thankful that his family was alive. “It’s our job,” said Keeper Etheridge. That was what Sam liked about him. He did not brag. Sam was proud of the surfmen. He was proud of Ginger, too. His little horse had braved the rough waves. Ginger had done what the mules could not. 43 The next day, Captain Gardiner brought the ship’s name plank from the wreck. “My way of thanking you,” he said. ” Sam thought so too. “Sam Deal,” said Keeper Etheridge. ” The surfmen cheered and patted Ginger. Sam felt as tall as a lighthouse.

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