Short-story prequel to Mercenary
Currently available to read online free of charge,
at English Historical Fiction Authors blog.
The Black Death is rife. God has abandoned his people.
After the death of his abbot, an Irish monk named Aiden O'Connor, must come to terms with the growing fear the plague has wrought.
With his greatest companion at his side, Brother Thomas, Aiden must leave the confines of St. Albans Abbey and seek refuge somewhere else.
But as one door closes, another opens and a secret that should have remained hidden,