An Echo in the DarknessBook - 2002
From the critics
Sexual Content: Some descriptions of caressing, kissing, and arousing desire, some homosexuality (although those kinds of relationships are frowned upon), and references to and/or situations including prostitution, STDs, genitals, sexual intercourse, and rape.
Violence: Pagan sacrifices with somewhat graphic descriptions of animals being slaughtered. One character has an incurable STD that makes her weak and leaves bruises and sores on her body; other disease and medical conditions referenced. Gladiatorial fighting in the Roman arena is referenced. One character is grief-stricken by the memory of one character being thrown to lions in the arena.
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Deborah: If a centurion ordered a legionnaire to go into battle, would he not go?
Marcus: Hadassah wasn't a soldier.
Deborah: Wasn't she? Rome builds armies to take land and people captive, to expand the boundaries of the Empire to the farthest reaches of the known world. But Hadassah was a soldier in another kind of army, one that fights a spiritual battle to free the human heart. And in that war, God's will prevails.
Marcus: She lost her battle.
Deborah. You're here.