Archer's Ridge

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Action and Adventure  |  House: Booksie Classic

Set to the backdrop of a civil war, Adrian Nite is a soldier with many problems, not least the people around him. Can he do what he knows is right when all is strife about? Nathan Kin his son Joe and Simon are traders who have been fighting over the years with another trader, known to them as Narvis. Escaping one sea fight, they are plunged into an adventure they didn’t expect. Sailors from birth, Ted Tom and Terry know that the civil war navy is no place for them. They can absolutely trust one another, but can they trust themselves? And from the village on Aresh Sept hill, the Watcher recounts their story. How will the war affect a village that just wants peace and is ready to fight for it?

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Archer's Ridge

Set to the backdrop of a civil war, Adrian Nite is a soldier with many problems, not least the people around him. Can he do what he knows is right when all is strife about? Nathan Kin his son Joe and Simon are traders who have been fighting over the years with another trader, known to them as Narvis. Escaping one sea fight, they are plunged into an adventure they didn’t expect. Sailors from birth, Ted Tom and Terry know that the civil war navy is no place for them. They can absolutely trust one another, but can they trust themselves? And from the village on Aresh Sept hill, the Watcher recounts their story. How will the war affect a village that just wants peace and is ready to fight for it? Read Chapter

2.1 The door was closed and they couldn't open it. After sleeping about five and a half hours they'd woken and on exploring they'd fo... Read Chapter

3.1 Around two Adrian heard a noise like fighting issuing from the main building. It was a brawl. It often happened he knew, but he'd... Read Chapter

4.1 They went quickly but carefully down the path to the beach. When they reached it the tide was still too high for them to get to t... Read Chapter

5.1 A tall heavily built man in his early twenties with dark blond hair and blue eyes lounged on a comfortable couch behind a table. ... Read Chapter

6.1 Simon lay on his front, his hands behind his back and his ankles tightly held together. He'd sat down almost as soon as the three... Read Chapter

7.1 Joe found himself taken into a large room and searched for weapons. He didn't have any and didn't try to escape. He could tell th... Read Chapter

8.1 The chains slammed against the stone cell wall again as Simon persisted in trying to break them. They had to give at some point. ... Read Chapter

9.1 Ted was true to his word and reached for his sword as soon as the fight began, but Simon got there first. He yanked Ted's sword c... Read Chapter

  10.1 “Ted, we've had less than nine hours sleep in three days,” Tom complained as they dropped the six man boat from w... Read Chapter

11.1 “We better stay here,” Nathan said as he furled in the sail and tied it securely round the mast with a broad leather strap. ... Read Chapter

  12.1 “He went exploring!” Tom exclaimed enraged. “I told you that he wasn't to be trusted. He's as slippery as, as a... Read Chapter

13.1 Ted led Simon quickly up and down several stairs and tunnels. Blindfolded, Simon felt rather vulnerable, but Ted didn't do anyth... Read Chapter

14.1 “What's the time,” Ted asked anyone who had an idea. “Twenty to midnight,” Simon answered without a hesitation. ... Read Chapter

15.1 Terry jumped lightly down into the boat and took hold of the tiller. They'd brought the boat round to the cave where Joe, Nathan... Read Chapter

16.1 There were two guards on the ridge when Ted scanned the land from the cover of the gulley. He had intended running to hide behin... Read Chapter

17.1 Simon sat up suddenly and stared across the room. He couldn't sleep. He was too alert. He knew that he had slept for about half ... Read Chapter

18.1 Adrian pushed open the tower door and checked his lantern. He didn't like the tower at the best of times. He closed the door and... Read Chapter

19.1. Simon unlocked the chain from the ring in the side chamber where he'd left Adrian. “Ok,” he said quietly and pressed th... Read Chapter

  20.1 Adrian looked from Ted to Simon then took a risk. “Your name's Simon,” he checked. Simon nodded, slightly... Read Chapter