FAITH & EMPIRE – Chapter – 7

The Story Begins Here With  Chapter – 1 Technical Difficulties We could not help ourselves. To a man, I’m sure, we turned our gazes to the sky. The sudden lull in return fire attested to the fact that even our retreating enemy’s eyes were drawn away from the battlefield.  Our visors automatically polarized themselves to block … Continue reading FAITH & EMPIRE – Chapter – 7

FAITH & EMPIRE – Chapter – 6

GROUND ASSAULT As if to drive the captain’s point home, our Halberds and Hussars loosed a cannonade of bright, white-hot plasma overhead. The Spontoons lurched forward to meet the incoming threat. On the ground, the Kuvasz tanks raised their turrets and laser guns to the sky and loosed sprays of fiery bolts of light and … Continue reading FAITH & EMPIRE – Chapter – 6

FAITH & EMPIRE – Chapter – 4

The Tale Begins Here With  CHAPTER – 1 The Battle Begins “Blessed be the Lord, my rock, who trains my hands for battle, my fingers for war,” Chaplain Prata recited the Imperial battle prayer which began with the opening verses of the 143rd Psalm, prayed by Christian soldiers down the ages. His raspy tenor came through … Continue reading FAITH & EMPIRE – Chapter – 4

FAITH & EMPIRE – Chapter – 3

Start the tale at the beginning by clicking   FAITH & EMPIRE — Chapter – 1 The Hard Nut “The planet’s atmosphere is composed of seventy-six percent hydrogen, fifteen percent helium and the rest is mostly methane which, the last three days of observations have shown us, can erupt in fiery geysers from beneath the planet’s … Continue reading FAITH & EMPIRE – Chapter – 3

FAITH & EMPIRE — Chapter – 1

PRAYER AND FASTING “Diende, ego te absolvo a peccatis tuis in nomine Patris et Filii et Spiritus Sancti. Amen.” I crossed myself at the words of absolution. “Amen,” I said, and lifted my head to peer through the latticed screen of the confessional. “Thank you, Father.” “God be with you, Marine,” the priest responded. I … Continue reading FAITH & EMPIRE — Chapter – 1