Centina Pentina
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Centina Pentina

A Kingdom Lost

And a king in waiting

Image by Danieloov from Pixabay

Jeers echoed through the mead hall. The Norsemen had found Edgar’s father among the newly arrived prisoners.
Sigmund's milk-clouded gaze sought Edgar’s in their gloomy corner. “What’s happening, boy?”
“They’re killing a king,” he said, used now to acting as the old man’s eyes.
The victors roared.
“He dies well?”
His father’s head thudded to the rushes. “On his knees and in chains.”
Sigmund spat. “Then…

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