Crossing La Mancha

La Mancha

In the upcoming Crux Lunata, Book 3 of the Accidental Heretics series, each chapter is a place in the journey across Spain during the Reconquista efforts of 1212.

So I’ve spent all week crossing La Mancha with 200 men, including:

Hideous travel conditions
A raid by false “saracens”
Quarterstaff battles and broken ribs
A Lataste’s viper
Grassland wildfire 3 separate apparitions of saints
Branding of another bonfraire in la Confraria de la Crotz

I feel parched and dust coated, and that I should shower from smelling of horse and sheep.

Photo from CastillaLaMancha.org, under Creative Commons license.

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