Synopsis: Reign if Fire: Book 1 of the Noble Affinity Cycle
In the World of Afin, every person, at birth, is given God’s love in the form of Affinity, an elemental magic that determines their place in society, their propose in life, and their spiritual devotion. It also determines how they will serve their respective countries in their long standing conflicts to control the Gates of Afin, relics left behind from the age of antiquity. Since war is an institution of both the state and the church, immense academies of war teach Young boys and girls how to fight according to these traditions from a very young age. One boy is born without this Affinity. An outcast, heretic, and iconoclast, Noble TrueMatch is destined to change the way Wars are fought, and he will start when he enters the Academia des Affinetes.
He brought the musket level with his eyes, taking aim on a line infantry officer, ostentatious in his pristine white greatcoat, cockaded tricorn, and riding proudly on his horse. To Laurence, it was as if he was begging to be shot. You would never find Laurence parading himself around as an obvious target like that, no sir. – Laurence BrightHand
The Scene starts with Laurence BrightHand, esquade Fire’s brilliant but also intense Engineer Company commander, in the 5th phase of the main plan, where Laurence’s small detachment of fusiliers, engineers, and voltiguers (sharpshooters) must engage the main body of the enemy and, well, distract them.
Scene 5: Fluid Thoughts
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