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The Golden Conquest – Part 9

The Gabriella slipped from the bay at Angra and turned its bow back towards the west.  The repairs had finally been completed and they were at last back on their journey to the New World. Henrico stood on the fore … Continue reading

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The Golden Conquest – Parts 7 & 8

My computer has been in the shop being repaired for the past 2 weeks, so I’m behind in my installments of my manuscript. Therefore to make up for this, here’s a double dose. “Lift your right foot. Just your right. … Continue reading

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The Golden Conquest – Part 6

            The Gabriella surged through the waves of an open sea before a following wind. The captain had ordered every inch of canvas to be hoisted aloft and even had the spritsail raised into place on the bowsprit. Henrico stood … Continue reading

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The Golden Conquest – Part 5

Father Garcilosa turned to speak to Henrico but the young man had already hurried into the inn. The priest frowned and shook his head. There was a sadness about the lad, a deep pain from some yet unknown source. The … Continue reading

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The Golden Conquest – Part 4

As he moved through the streets of Cadiz, Henrico’s senses were assailed from all sides. The tang of the salt air mingled with the pungent aromas of sweat and raw sewage. Gulls shrieked overhead while dogs snarled and yelped at … Continue reading

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The Golden Conquest – Part 3

“Who said that he was alone?” a voice thundered from the darkness. Father Garcilosa strode into the firelight holding his staff before him. His hands firmly clenched  its wooden shaft and his eyes flashed. “Put the boy down and then … Continue reading

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The Golden Conquest – Part 2

Here is Part 2 of my award winning manuscript, “The Golden Conquest”. I hope you enjoy it and pass the word on to others. – Kevin Spain, 1518 AD             The chill of the stone floor sent a shiver through … Continue reading

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The Golden Conquest – Part 1

In 2008, my first novel won The Word Guild of Canada’s award for the best new Canadian Christian author. There had been plans for the novel to be published but the market crash of that year intervened. The publishing company … Continue reading

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My novel “Scars” at the Library

I’m a big fan of libraries. I use our local library a lot. So much, in fact, that a lot of the staff know me on sight and start pulling out the books I have requested before I can even … Continue reading

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The Word Guild Awards

I am thrilled to pass on the news that my novel “Scars” was announced on June 13th as a winner at The Word Guild of Canada online awards gala. It won in the category Christian Fiction Books – Suspense/Speculative. It … Continue reading

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