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Skaia Paperback – May 14, 2009
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When Glaucus reaches 17 he is supposed to leave to go and learn his way in the world and had been hoping to take Skaia with him (and had made Skaia think that this could actually happen so Skaia was excited). Unfortunately for Glaucus and Skaia this was not possible. Although using male slaves as sexual objects is acceptable in Roman society they aren't supposed to be friends with Roman nobility. Glaucus gave too much thought to Skaia's feelings and paid him too much attention and Thaddeus had to put a stop to this. So Glaucus leaves with his two friends and Skaia stays behind and is tortured. Thaddeus wants to break Skaia. He's exceptionally cruel to Skaia.
I really got immersed in the story and I laughed and cried (several times now) throughout the book. So many cruel moments and a few truly sad and emotional scenes. It's a lovely book and I feel so bad for the role that slaves played in society back in that time. I wish this book would never end. I know the author has not had anything else published and that's odd because she's a good writer and this book was published years ago.
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I may read it again!
Romans could be cruel and downright malicious to slaves.Read more