68 A.D. Book Summary and Study Guide

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This is a story about the interwoven lives of Valarian, Emperor Galba's son, his friend, General Lucius Silva, and their misadventures to discover the instigator of a rebellion. The novel takes place during the historical period of 68-69 AD when civil strife hit the Roman Empire and a series of four men all contested for the position of Emperor. This story takes Valarian and Lucius, into the depths of treachery and intrigue while they attempt to quell a rebellion that starts with the murder of Galba and puts Valarian on the throne.
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book descript. of violence and chases 40%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 20%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 30%How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) 10% Tone of story    -   suspenseful (sophisticated fear) Time/era of story:    -   ancient rome Spying/Terrorism Thriller    -   Yes Cloak & Dagger Plotlets:    -   power struggle within govt between two factions Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   infantry soldier Age:    -   20's-30's


Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   Italy Africa    -   Yes Part of Africa:    -   Arabic Africa

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths Explicit sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references    -   descript of kissing    -   touching of anatomy    -   licking    -   actual description of sex    -   descript. of breasts    -   descript. of other female areas    -   rape (yeech!) Unusual forms of death    -   decapitated    -   perforation--swords/knives Unusual form of death?    -   Yes Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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