This week’s episode features a chapter from Lord of the Inferno, Volume Two of War of the Fathers. War of the Fathers is available as a free ebook if you sign up for the Dan Decker Newsletter. Here is an excerpt from the show:

“I need your help,” Adar said, shaking his shoulder. “We need to capture a Hunwei ship. Come, we don’t have much time. After that, I’ll take you to Soret.”

Barc snorted as he looked up. “Always wanting something from me, aren’t you? Barc do this, Barc do that. Your daughter’s alive! When she clearly is not.” His eyes were bloodshot, and his lips formed a sneer. “Can’t you just give it a rest? They’re gone I tell you, gone! Saw it with my own eyes. That’s something a man shouldn’t have to see, the death of his only child.”

“Soret lives and I’ll take you to her if you help me.”

“You can drop the charade,” Barc said, baring his teeth. “Why are you trying to motivate me with a lie? I know what kind of man you are. Heard it from Neare and Erro. They told me the truth about you. You’re wanted for murder. I might not have believed it so readily if I hadn’t witnessed Jorad killing my friends so easily. But I saw what I saw. Murderers can’t love. You don’t care. About her or anyone else.”

Adar stared into the man’s eyes, wondering if he was wasting time. Melyah! Enough Hunwei had come from the crash that all of the ships could be preparing to leave. Not to mention any other turncoats left in the city or any Hunwei from the second ship he’d seen go down. He scanned the sky, but it was clear. That didn’t mean much, though, there were a lot of smoke and clouds in the sky.