An extended sample (first 30%) of the novel, 'Cruel Reality'. Taken by masked men in the night, a host of innocent people find themselves at the mercy of unknown abductors. They cannot guess where they are going, or why they are going there. When they find an arsenal of medieval weapons in their new prison, horrific possibilities are imagined. When the cruel reality of their fate is revealed to them, threatened with hunger and starvation, they must learn a new way of life. Fight or die. There is nowhere to run.