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About mciddangelo

"I write because I believe in literature; I believe that the art of words is louder than sound, more colorful than paintings. My novels are written not because of the pursuit of money or even success, but in the FAITH that they exalt our experiences; that not only do they give us enjoyment to read them, but they are meant to open worlds that a reader may not ever imagine." M Cid D'Angelo is published in Aiofe's Kiss, Calliope, Eureka Literary Magazine, Third Wednesday, Midway Journal, and many others. He is the author of Dead Reckoning (J Ellington Ashton Press, 2015), available on Amazon in paperback and Kindle versions.

The Cid Book II Chapter 7

Chapter VII Goblejara   King Sancho mustered his Royal Guards without biding time for his forces to rally.  Most of them were already lost in the fray and more of a mind to fight, as waiting would prove to be … Continue reading

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The Cid Book II Chapter 6

Chapter VI Storm Clouds   When Sancho heard the clamor of the return of his armiger, the king watched the chaos of the inner bailey, having just hastened from the warmth of bed and his mistress. “Ho there!”  The king … Continue reading

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Book II Chapter 5

      Chapter V Pickets on the Frontier   King Sancho II of Castile had dressed warmly and shrewdly; he was wearing his father’s armor and had at his side the royal blade.  He had told his men in … Continue reading

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Book II Chapter 4

Chapter IV The Lady in Gray Robes   As Rodrigo anticipated the arrival of his king, the cold rain that had assailed Carrión came north to Zamora.  From the open windows of her bedchamber, Doña Urraca watched the storm, wringing … Continue reading

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Book II Chapter 3

  Chapter III Famine in Carrión   Dawn came earlier than expected.  Rodrigo rallied his men and began to take stock of what remained.  His first concern was the late di Carrión’s steeds, and the animals were placed under his … Continue reading

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Book II Chapter 2

Chapter II The Campaedor   “I cannot move, I cannot sleep, ay – that man there – who is he?  Rodrigo di Bivar?  House of Diaz!”  Don Carlos Toronado, Count of Carrión, turned from the archer’s slit, his hands at … Continue reading

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Book II Chapter 1

The Cid Book II: The Argument of Kings   Chapter I The Monarch and the Cross   The horsemen came to full gallop, thundering under the shadow of the archway at the monastery of Valpuesta.  The courtyard was empty as … Continue reading

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