Saturday, January 16, 2016

Rainbow Snippet - A Tested Love










Coridan and Lysander had been together from the time they were seven years old. So young. Even now they'd barely left their childhood behind. What childhood? They were born for war, did nothing but train for war. Andreas didn't know Lysander or Coridan, but that didn't prevent his grief at their fate from taking deep hold.

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    1. Thank you. It highlights the difference between a Spartan's childhood and that of a helot.

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  2. I like the sadness here and how it can be recognised by an outsider when the men themselves might not see it.

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    1. And they didn't recognize it. Later Theron sees children playing and thinks they should be training and learning how to be adults.

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  3. Deeply touching. And it makes me want to know more about the characters. A lot more.

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    1. The first book in the series, A Spartan Love, is already published. A Tested Love will be out in mid-March.

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    1. It's always difficult to give life to a foreign culture in such a way that the readers get a true sense of it without having the characters get didactic.

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  5. here's hoping they find something more than war and training for war in their lives.

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    1. Unfortunately, only two Spartans escape that fate.

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  6. This is probably my favorite part: "What childhood? They were born for war..."

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    1. Regrettably, it was true for the Spartans of that era.

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