Children of Cain Book Summary and Study Guide

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In Children of Cain, the final book in Monfredo's Cain trilogy, U.S. Treasury Agent Bronwyn Lyr travels behind confederate lines to Chimborazo prison to save her sister, a fellow agent, and a young child. As if that wasn't enough she is entrusted by President Lincoln to help a British agent smuggle tobacco out of Confederate America to garner the favor of the British Government. She is helped along the way by O'Hara, a fellow treasury agent who she barely trusts and who often ruffles her feathers. Through the story, Bronwyn and her sister experience the horrors of the Civil War as well as the difficulties in participating in it as women. Additionally, Aunt Glynis (Tryon), from previous Monfredo books makes an pleasant cameo.
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book descript. of violence and chases 30%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 30%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 20%How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) 20% Tone of story    -   suspenseful (sophisticated fear) Time/era of story:    -   1600-1899 Spying/Terrorism Thriller    -   Yes Cloak & Dagger Plotlets:    -   kidnap/rescue War Thriller    -   Yes Specific to    -   Civil War Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Escape/rescue behind enemy lines?    -   Yes

Main Character

Profession/status:    -   spy Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Race    -   White/American


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Northeast    -   Mid-Atlantic states

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment Amount of dialog    -   significantly more dialog than descript

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