Oh, Ron Miller, no!
Here are two pages, scanned from an honest-to-God published fantasy book called Silk and Steel, by the aforementioned Miller, a guy who makes Anne Rice look like the queen of descriptive brevity. He also might just be John Ringo's long lost doppelganger.
But the best part of the post is the dramatic reading of the passage that someone made for your downloading pleasure.
Edit: But wait, there's more!