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A Secret History: The Book Of Ash, #1
A Secret History: The Book Of Ash, #1 by Mary Gentle 0380788691 9780380788699
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A Secret History: The Book Of Ash, #1 by Mary Gentle

Chapter OneGentlemen, Said Ash, shut your faces!The clatter of helmet visors shutting sounded all along the line of horsemen.Beside her, Robert Anselm paused with his hand to his throat, about to thrust the laminated plate of his steel bevor up into its locking position over his mouth and chin. Boss, our lord hasnt told us we can attack them . . .Ash pointed. Who gives a fuck? Thats a chance down there and were taking it!Ashs sub-captain Anselm was the only rider apart from herself in full armor. The rest of the eighty-one mounted knights wore helmets, bevors, good leg armor -- the legs of a man on horseback being very vulnerable -- and cheap body armor, the small overlapping metal plates sewn into a jacket called a brigandine.Form up!Ashs voice sounded muffled in her own ears by the silver hair she wore braided up as an arming-cap, padding the inside of her steel sallet. Her voice was not as deep as Anselms. It came resonant from her small, deep chest cavity; piercing; it sounds an octave above any noise of battle except cannon. Ashs men can always hear Ash.Ash pushed her own bevor up and locked, protecting mouth and chin. For the moment, she left the visor of her sallet up so that she could see better. The horsemen jostled around her in a packed mass on the churned earth of the slope. Her men, in her companys livery: on geldings of mostly medium to good quality.Down the slope in front of her, a vast makeshift town littered the river valley.

Author: Mary Gentle

Language: English

Binding: Mass Market Paperback

Pages: 432

Publisher: Eos

Publication Date: 1999-10-01

Our Price: $4.36

ISBN: 0380788691

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