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Gaius Julius Caeser is a young boy born to a noble Roman family. He leads the life of a typical young Roman noble in his fathers estate. Gaius's father is a member of the Roman senate thus he's not home often. Gaius lives in the estate with his mother Aurelia and best friend Marcus.
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Gaius and Marcus both get a sound military training starting from a very young age from one of Rome's most renowned tutors Renius. Gaius has to use his knowledge sooner than anticipated due to his father's early demise in a slave riot. With his uncle Counsel Marius's help young Gaius resumes his fathers duties as a member of the Roman senate. Meanwhile Marius has to fight with Cornelius Sulla his main opponent in Rome who happens to be the other counsel.Marcus on the other hand joins the Roman army and proves to be a brave and competent officer with his strength and sound training.
Gaius puts his life into risk by supporting his uncle Marius in the civil war.
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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    -   very upbeat 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:    -   Prince/Nobleman/King Age:    -   a teen Ethnicity/Race    -   Italian


Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   Italy City?    -   Yes Misc setting    -   fort/military installation

Writing Style

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

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