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From Hammer of the Gods: Last week, Anton was getting ready to ride straight into cannon-fire with Count Orland. So they did, and it didn’t go well. Here’s the immediate aftermath. Skandar is Anton’s horse. Slightly edited from the published version.
Skandar walked down the road, refusing to move faster. Anton applied his spurs, but Skandar still wouldn’t hurry. Was he hurt? Anton looked down and saw blood on Skandar’s leg, but couldn’t tell how serious the wound was. At that moment, Anton realized blood covered him too. It drenched his armor, his clothes, and the rest of Skandar. He stopped, even though he didn’t think he was hurt, but he needed to check on his horse.
Anton dismounted clumsily, even while something in his brain clanged at him, shouting that he needed to keep moving and not stop here. But he wouldn’t go on until he knew Skandar was all right. All the same, he was unprepared for the blow when it came, and slumped to the ground as his vision turned to black.
Tune in next week to find out who conked Anton on the head!
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