UPDATE: This post originally had the wrong episode link, this has now been fixed. 

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:

When the first blast went through the door of the ship, Adar couldn’t help but smile. There is more than one way to slaughter a pig, he thought. He was surprised to see it was dark outside. It had been late afternoon when he’d entered the ship.

He knew he had lost track of time, but now that he thought about it, he realized he’d wasted hours going through the ship. In situations like this, he often found his perception of time became warped.

It wasn’t uncommon after a battle to have thought that only a few minutes had passed but then to realize hours had gone by when he checked the position of the sun.

It had taken a lot of time to take control of the ship. He’d also wasted a bunch of time trying to get the door open.

Melyah! It had been hours. It could be near morning for all he knew. Next time, he couldn’t afford to wait until he was desperate to try a blaster.

He approached and pushed on the door, hoping the blast would have done something to loosen it. It held strong. While he listened, he also peered through the hole from a number of different angles, trying to get an idea of what was going on outside.

He didn’t see any Hunwei or turncoats. The last ship was also gone as well. He wanted to believe Zecarani was now free of the creatures but didn’t let himself get very far down that path in his thoughts. He would assume the enemy was just outside the door until he knew otherwise.

“What are you waiting for?” asked Melynda, her voice a quiet hiss in the silence. “A dozen or more of those and we’ll be able to get out of here.” Her demeanor had changed when Adar had returned with Hucky from the command center. Before she hadn’t been scared by the Hunwei, but since he’d come back with Hucky in tow she mentioned several times how much she hated the Hunwei and had feared for her life. She had also told a harrowing story of her and Hucky’s capture.

Adar hadn’t believed a word of it. Hucky had opened his mouth, a confused look on his face. She had spoken over him while latching onto his arm.