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Sword Sleep

Author(s): Ray, Mary Pages: 159
Publisher: Faber Date of Publication: 1975
Reading Level: YA Genre:
Setting: Athens Period: ca. 54Ð68 AD (Code: 7b5)
Rome Setting: n Christian/Jewish/Pagan:
Mystery: First Person:
Detective/Narrator:
Subject: Flavius has come to Athens when his father was appointed procurator by Nero. He is ill, and has visions both of a soldier in Alexander's army and of a Roman tribune assigned to his father. As time goes on, he learns more about both men, one living and one dead. Finally, he is "exorcized" and free of his visions. (RB)
Unique Qualities: vol 2 of series.
Rating: Generally well-written. Insertion of Christianity into the story was gratuitous but not overwhelming. (RB)

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