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Author(s): Jennings, Gary Pages: 980
Publisher: Doubleday Date of Publication: 1992
Reading Level: Genre:
Setting: Period: ca 500-526 AD (Code: 9c)
Rome Setting: Christian/Jewish/Pagan: c/p
Mystery: n First Person:
Subject: Thorn, a hermaphroditic (secretly) Goth, goes from abandoned waif to soldier & lover across the empire of Theoderic
Unique Qualities: some information available on Jennings at new website www.garyjennings.com

'a ripping yarn' NYT BkRev (quoted in book); readers at amazon.com virtually unanimous ( a few with reservations) in saying it's a great read and historically interesting/informative.


It is a long book, but full of varied kinds of adventure (travel, war, sex, intrigue) and characters that will keep you reading to find out what is going to happen & what will become of the narrator. There is a wealth of detail about the places and times of the story and the varying tribes/nations Thorn encounters. (FCM)

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