Lord of the Inferno – Chapter Sixteen

This week’s episode features a chapter from Lord of the Inferno, Volume Two of War of the Fathers. War of the Fathers is available as a free ebook if you sign up for the Dan Decker Newsletter. Here is an excerpt from the show:

Nine bleeding burning fires! Adar thought as he watched the smoke spread into the room, Hunwei outside and a fire inside. All I need now is for Tere to show up as well. Why not Isak and Erro too, so I can fight everybody at once? With his luck, Kura would show up in the middle of it all, demanding to know what was taking him so long.

Sweat trickled down Adar’s neck and onto his back as he walked over to the kitchen. When he walked in, he was relieved to see it wasn’t on fire, though the ceiling was covered with smoke.

On the left side of the room was a window that looked out into the alley, but there was too much smoke outside to see through it.

A wood burning oven under the window had three loaves of fresh baked bread resting on the top that were still in the pans. Various pots hung from hooks on the ceiling, and a large wooden bowl that had been covered with a towel had formed into a domed shape.

He immediately went to another partially ajar door directly across from the one that he’d just used to enter the kitchen. Smoke came over the top and around the sides.

Adar covered the distance in three steps and swung it open. Billows of smoke and a wave of heat assaulted him, so he went to his knees and crawled forward into the room. It was bathed in a reddish orange flickering glow that came from the fires outside the building.

The smoke came through a small broken window and an open door that was tossed by the firestorm outside. The shattered pane of glass was a twin of another several feet over from the first. This window was still intact.

As his eyes adjusted to the garish light, he looked around the room, surprised there didn’t appear to be any signs of fire in here. The building still held for now.

Lord of the Inferno – Chapter Sixteen was originally published on DAN DECKER

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