As Sure as the DawnBook - 1995
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Coarse Language: One or two uses of damned. One character swears "under his breath" quite a bit, but no words are actually used.
Violence: Arguments with pushing and shoving. Several murders with descriptions of snapping necks, stabbing, blood, etc. A few references to one character being forced to fight in the arena for years. Some barbarian religious rites mentioned, including sacrifices (both animal and human), blood-letting, and dancing naked over the emblems of a pagan god. Drowning in a bog is referenced multiple times.
Sexual Content: Several instances of nudity, but mostly in a nonsexual way. Some talk of prostitution, sex, desire, adultery, lust, and rape. One character confesses to having sold her body for money. Another character remembers all the times he slept with other women. There are intense feelings of lust. One scene where a married couple has sex, but it is not described in any way.
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The final book, this one follows Atretes. As he finds the son he thought he lost, he finds he cannot shake off the babe's adopted mother. As he travels with the baby, his adopted mother Rizpah, and Rizpah's friend, a roman centurian, to his homeland, he bonds with Rizpah. When they arrive at his home, atretes (SPOILER ALERT) must lead his people to Christ with his new found faith, and his new wife, Rizpah.
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