Fires of Minerve: The Heretic's Secret book 4 by John Wilson
Approx. 26,260 words.
Published on April 13, 2012.
Fires of Minerve is Book 4 of The Heretic's Secret, an epic tale in 11 novellas. Surrounded on 3 sides by gorges, Minerve is thought impregnable, but it has a weakness and Peter must spy it out. John is also in the town learning the arts of war, as are 200 cathars for whom a terrible fate awaits if the town falls to the crusade.
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