THE LAST OF THE LATIN MASTERS
The Last Of The Latin Masters knew something of this, having sailed with a different fleet where the Imperial galleys had once applied their mastery. This time it was fire and metal and death from the sky. The screaming heads of sailors in a burning sea of oil.
A couple of days in the sea, he said, turned bodies green and fat. And when you reached down to haul them in, their flesh came off in your hands.