Bonus Chapters of Empire Road!!

Gosh it’s been such an extraordinary experience, both writing and then publishing Empire Road in daily instalments as I did. The process of allowing myself to spend my idle moments engulfed thinking about a topic that I find truly interesting was so luxurious for me, but then to have so many people also tell meContinue reading “Bonus Chapters of Empire Road!!”

Empire Road – Part 37

Chapter 37Thronecoming The wind was starting to pick up and a light drizzle was beginning to fall.  We’d been trotting along the road for about five minutes and Boss turned around to look at me. “Mate, can you please come up here?” I got beside him on the drive seat and he gave me theContinue reading “Empire Road – Part 37”

Empire Road – Part 36

Leaving Roman Roads As we ventured out into the wilderness, we were surprised to see no dead at all. Although we have a fair idea of how many there might be out there based on the one or two we see each journey on the other side of the fence, we are raised in everyContinue reading “Empire Road – Part 36”

Empire Road – Part 35

Hole in the Wall After a brief discussion, it was agreed that the only option was to go south and turn off the Empire Road to Pan and warn them of New Rome’s plans to attack from the south. I was still quite tired, so I found a place to curl up on the backContinue reading “Empire Road – Part 35”

Empire Road – Part 34

The Caravan We got our swords and ran out of the hotel. Ben and Alexis were hitching up the Clydesdale to the pole cart and we walked alongside the home cart toward the gates of Upper Market. Alexis had removed all signs of circus from the wagons. The bunting was gone and so were theContinue reading “Empire Road – Part 34”

Empire Road – Part 32

The Hanging Tree The horses walked slowly toward the ramshackled remains of the two large buildings. The road had heaped piles of wood, bricks and debris stacked about waist high all along it, but the structure in front of us was clearly once a part of the city walls. After seeing what the Jessop battering-ramsContinue reading “Empire Road – Part 32”

Empire Road – Part 31

Into the Wind The sun broke through when we hit the open fields. The earth was a strange sight because I’d never seen anything quite like it before. It had a grey colour, like the dirt that’s always underfoot, but it wasn’t compacted like it usually is out in the forests or beside the EmpireContinue reading “Empire Road – Part 31”

Empire Road – Part 29

Into the Wind The sun broke through when we hit the open fields. The earth was a strange sight because I’d never seen anything quite like it before. It had a grey colour, like the dirt that’s always underfoot, but it wasn’t compacted like it usually is out in the forests or beside the empireContinue reading “Empire Road – Part 29”

Empire Road Part 11

EMPIRE ROAD Part 11 New Rome After the show in New Haven at the Arena we moved our camp into the town, just inside the walls. Boss was worried that the dead would come down from the hills to see what all the cheering was about. Outer wall people are a great way of knowingContinue reading “Empire Road Part 11”

Empire Road Parts 9 & 10

EMPIRE ROAD  Part 9Protecting the King “Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls! Now, we have for your entertainment a final bonus performance on tonight’s program. A feature that is sure to thrill, amaze and entertain you all. Please put your hands together for the one and only Acrobatico!” That was our cue to start playing.Continue reading “Empire Road Parts 9 & 10”

Empire Road – Parts 7 & 8

Part 7Fight to the Dead A trumpet blew from inside the doorway that led underground to the tunnels under the rise next to the Arena. It was time for the fights to begin. I liked the look of his trumpet. It was shiny and would be great to have for our show. There are differentContinue reading “Empire Road – Parts 7 & 8”

Empire Road – Parts 5 & 6

Chapter 3Fight Night Raf is a great Juggler. He’s teaching me to juggle four balls. The trick wasn’t being able to catch the balls, it was because I wasn’t strong enough to move my arms fast enough to catch them all and throw them all. I wasn’t throwing them high enough in the first place.Continue reading “Empire Road – Parts 5 & 6”

Empire Road – Parts 3 & 4

EMPIRE ROAD  Part 3 Into New Haven No one questions what Boss does. He’s the boss. Bo and Ben don’t think twice when he tells them to do things. They’re idiots though. The sun was starting to head back down by the time we stopped to eat. May doesn’t like everyone expecting her to cookContinue reading “Empire Road – Parts 3 & 4”

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