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16th Jan '15 11:09:20 AM RoseAndHeather
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* HairTriggerTemper: Atretes can and will get angry about anything. ''Anything.''



* HeManWomanHater: Atretes, who on a good day thinks women are the scum of the earth and on a bad one, well... yikes.



* WidowWoman: [[spoiler:Phoebe]] becomes one in book two. [[spoiler:Julia]] becomes one on two different occasions in book one, though she didnít waste any tears on either one. Rizpah is one [[spoiler:Until she marries Atretes in book three.]]
* WretchedHive: the Roman Empire in general is protrayed as this, with special mention given to [[ViceCity Ephesus]].

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* WidowWoman: [[spoiler:Phoebe]] becomes one in book two. [[spoiler:Julia]] becomes one on two different occasions in book one, though she didnít waste any tears on either one. Rizpah is one [[spoiler:Until [[spoiler:until she marries Atretes in book three.]]
* WretchedHive: the Roman Empire in general is protrayed portrayed as this, with special mention given to [[ViceCity Ephesus]].
7th Aug '13 8:35:31 PM DynamicDragon
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4th Jun '13 8:53:55 PM Vasha
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The first two novels are ''A Voice in the Wind'' and ''An Echo in the Darkness''. They form a cohesive story arc following the story of Hadassah, a young Judeo-Christian girl who is sold into slavery, and Marcus Valerian, a wealthy Roman aristocrat determined to get the most out of life. They slowly fall in love but are torn by their wildly different social classes and worldviews, since Hadassah is a steadfast, selfless Christian and Marcus is dedicated to the Roman philosophies of hedonism and paganism. The third novel, ''As Sure As The Dawn'', focuses on Atretes, the high chief of a Germanic tribe who is captured and forced to be a gladiator, and is more like a spin-off than a direct continuation of the first two novels. The primary link between the first two novels and the third is Julia Valerian, Marcusí hedonistic younger sister who, in her pursuit of control over her own life, strikes up an affair with Atretes.

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The first two novels are ''A Voice in the Wind'' and ''An Echo in the Darkness''. They form a cohesive story arc following the story of Hadassah, a young Judeo-Christian girl who is sold into slavery, and Marcus Valerian, a wealthy Roman aristocrat determined to get the most out of life. They slowly fall in love but are torn by their wildly different social classes and worldviews, since Hadassah is a steadfast, selfless Christian and Marcus is dedicated to the Roman philosophies of hedonism and paganism. The third novel, ''As Sure As The as the Dawn'', focuses on Atretes, the high chief of a Germanic tribe who is captured and forced to be a gladiator, and is more like a spin-off than a direct continuation of the first two novels. The primary link between the first two novels and the third is Julia Valerian, Marcusí hedonistic younger sister who, in her pursuit of control over her own life, strikes up an affair with Atretes.
4th Jun '13 7:11:50 AM SeptimusHeap
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* HeroicBSOD: After her husband dies, Phoebe spends book two completely paralyzed and unable to communicate save by way of a code she worked out with her servant. [[spoiler:[[IGotBetter She Gets Better]]]].

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* HeroicBSOD: After her husband dies, Phoebe spends book two completely paralyzed and unable to communicate save by way of a code she worked out with her servant. [[spoiler:[[IGotBetter She Gets Better]]]].
5th Mar '13 9:02:06 PM Peteman
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* STDImmunity: Played straight with Marcus, Calabah, and many other promiscuous characters; averted hard with [[spoiler:Julia, who dies quite young of one]].

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* STDImmunity: Played straight with Marcus, Calabah, and many other promiscuous characters; averted hard with [[spoiler:Julia, who dies quite young of one]].
2nd Mar '13 1:50:04 AM RhapsodyOfAWhimsicality
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* AttemptedRape / DudeShesLikeInAComa / BeautifulDreamer: Yes, there really is one incident which combines all three of these tropes: midway through the first book, [[spoiler: Hadassah passes out in Marcusí arms. As he sits beside her sleeping form, he begins to be overwhelmed by his feelings for her and comes within an inch of raping her, only shaken out of it when she begins to wake up and panics]].

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* AttemptedRape / NearRapeExperience / DudeShesLikeInAComa / BeautifulDreamer: Yes, there really is one incident which combines all three four of these tropes: midway through the first book, [[spoiler: Hadassah passes out in Marcusí arms. As he sits beside her sleeping form, he begins to be overwhelmed by his feelings for her and comes within an inch of raping her, only shaken out of it when she begins to wake up and panics]].
26th Feb '13 11:06:40 PM RhapsodyOfAWhimsicality
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[[caption-width-right:250:Hadassah, with [[{{Foreshadowing}} an ominous backdrop]].]]
26th Feb '13 10:58:44 PM RhapsodyOfAWhimsicality
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** Also [[spoiler:Hadassah when she is unfazed by facing the lions in the arena, though she turns out not to be ''quite'' dead]].

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** Also [[spoiler:Hadassah when she is unfazed by after facing the lions in the arena, though she turns out not to be ''quite'' dead]].dead]]. The lead-in to this has shades of GoOutWithASmile.
26th Feb '13 10:57:03 PM RhapsodyOfAWhimsicality
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** Also [[spoiler:Hadassah when she is unfazed by facing the lions in the arena, though she turns out not to be ''quite'' dead]].
26th Feb '13 10:53:39 PM RhapsodyOfAWhimsicality
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* AllGirlsWantBadBoys: This si defintiely true of Julia, who finds her loversí worldliness glamorous and doesnít seem to realize the consequences of

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* AllGirlsWantBadBoys: This si is defintiely true of Julia, who finds her loversí worldliness glamorous and doesnít seem to realize the consequences ofof taking lovers who flaunt the rules and donít shy away from underhanded (or worse) ways of dealing with any unpleasantness.
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