The Break
The Break

ISBN: 9781310247996
Year of publication: 2014
Sequence of author: England trilogy(№1)
Keywords: byzantium catholic church disaster apocalyptic dystopian apocalyptic Horror norman conquest police state Political thriller Satire Science Fiction st margarets time slip Young Adult

The Break

Sean Gabb

Alternative history, Satire

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Sean Gabb THE BREAK Chapter One Though it could hold a dozen oarsmen, the longboat had a draft shallow enough to get it within a few yards of the shore. Jennifer had to clutch hard to steady herself as a sudden ebbing of the waves made it scrape on the shingle. With an easy motion, Count Robert was straight over the side. For a moment, the sea came up to his waist. Then it dropped below his knees. “Come on, my Little Bear!” he cried in Latin. He laughed and said more, but the massive roar of the waves on shingle swamped all other sound. He stepped back for a better position and held his arms out. Jennifer looked for a moment at his teeth, bared in a smile that, with his neat beard, made him look like the predatory barbarian that he really was. But it was either those strong arms or the certainty of ruining a pair of trainers that she’d have great trouble replacing—great trouble, that is, unless the Government was telling the truth about an eventual...