Summary and Analysis Chapter 2

New Characters
Samson: a mute, freed slave rescued from a Roman prisoner caravan.

Daniel orders Malthace and Joel to wait. Daniel explains to Ebol that he knows them from Galilee and that they had wandered into Rosh’s territory inadvertently. The sentry orders Daniel to get rid of them because Daniel is needed to help free a slave from a Roman contingency. Rosh thinks the brute strength of the slave will be useful.

Joel begs to meet Rosh. Daniel refuses, but it is too late. The caravan is approaching. Joel recognizes the danger his sister would face if the Romans discover them. He listens to Daniel in regard to Thacia but refuses to hide himself. There...

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