As Ants to the Gods is an alternative history epic set in a world where a battle in the middle of eigth century France resulted in the defeat of Charles Martel and the Franks. The history of Europe takes a different course . 

         By the seventeenth century an enlightened empire governs most of Europe.

         But it is under threat, as is all humanity, from a clandestine cult. Only the Keepers might be able to save it, for which they need to preserve a secret Scroll.  For this they recruit ex-dragoon Laqua. He embarks on a hazardous journey to strange lands. His life is about to be turned upside down. And he is yet to learn a dreadful truth. 

Below is an extract from Chapter 4, Fork. 

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