Summary and Analysis Chapter 24

Still longing for action, Daniel thinks about forming a new insurgent resistance. However, he begins to reflect on what his hatred has actually done for him. Tangibly, it has gotten Samson and Nathan killed and it has taken Leah away from him. Daniel feels “imprisoned in a pit, raging and helpless.”

Convinced that Leah is near death, Daniel thinks that Thacia would want to know. He scratches out a message and hopes Thacia will come, but three days pass with no sign of her. He sees Marcus, the soldier whom Leah has fallen in love with. He wants to kill him but decides he could not do so while Leah lies dying.

Marcus is aware of Daniel’s spite but still wants news of Leah....

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