And it’s a long one at ~5600 words. It’s also dark in content and is marked with a trigger warning. Please do heed the warning.
As usual, unedited and subject to change. In fact, it will be changed. There are bits I want to play with more, but let’s move forward in the story. And I’ve saved the Aqua Marcia scene for the final book.
You’ll see there are a few new Dacian characters. Rather than just make names up (though I did make up ‘Allerix’), every name used in this chapter is a recorded name of a historically attested Dacian War fighter and likely survivor.
Here are the links for Draft Chapter 4:
Archive of Our Own: http://archiveofourown.org/users/JPKenwood