As was mentioned in the previous post, Thacia is Joel's twin sister and Daniel's love interest throughout the novel. Throughout the story, Thacia is a strong-willed female living in a male-dominated society. She is courageous, daring, and intelligent. Thacia helps Daniel when he is injured by Roman soldiers, befriends Leah, and comes up with the plan for Joel to learn the names of the rich citizens attending the banquet. Thacia also awaits the return of the messiah, but disagrees with Daniel and Joel's decision to violently rise against the Romans. She exercises patience and demonstrates her sympathy for others throughout the novel. Thacia also correctly interprets the meaning of the bronze bow from the Song of David and believes that only love can bend the bow. Thacia ends up falling in love with Daniel and saves him from a life of violence and hate. Thacia's courage, determination, and sympathy make her a strong female protagonist throughout the novel.