What does Daniel dream of presenting to Rosh?  

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At this stage in the story, Daniel's still a rather immature young man. Before he makes the life-changing decision to follow in the footsteps of Christ, he's obsessed with driving the Romans out of his homeland. As with any young zealot worthy of the name, he wants to play his...

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At this stage in the story, Daniel's still a rather immature young man. Before he makes the life-changing decision to follow in the footsteps of Christ, he's obsessed with driving the Romans out of his homeland. As with any young zealot worthy of the name, he wants to play his part in reclaiming Israel from the hated oppressor.

Daniel's still very much in thrall to Rosh, whose charisma draws young men towards him from miles around, each one prepared if necessary to die fighting for their sacred land. And because Daniel is still to some extent overawed by Rosh, he wants to please him, wants to make himself noticed. It's no surprise, then, that he dreams of raising his own loyal band of warriors and presenting them to the charismatic zealot leader for his approval.

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Daniel dreams of presenting a group of young men to help push the Romans out of Israel. Daniel had once been a part of Rosh's group hiding in the mountains. He is also a Zealot, like Rosh and his men, seeking to free fellow Jews from the oppressive Romans. When he must return to his village to care for his sister and becomes the village blacksmith, he forms a group of young men eager to fight the Romans. He, along with his friend Joel and his twin sister Malthace, meet secretly with an ever-growing group to undermine the Roman rule of their land. At times, Rosh contacts them to assist in the cause. Daniel respects and loves Rosh, seeking his approval because Rosh saved his life when he was young. Though he is beginning to question Rosh's methods in seeking liberation, Daniel still dreams to giving Rosh a body of fighting men.

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