As Sure as the Dawn

As Sure as the Dawn

eBook - 1995
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Baker & Taylor
When gladiator Atretes locates his missing son, his plans to return to Germania are upset by Rizpah, the young widow who adopted his abandoned baby and who will fight to keep the child she loves

Tyndale
This classic series has inspired nearly 2 million readers. Both loyal fans and new readers will want the latest edition of this beloved series. This edition includes a foreword from the publisher, a preface from Francine Rivers and discussion questions suitable for personal and group use.
#3 As Sure As the Dawn: Atretes. German warrior. Revered gladiator. He won his freedom through his fierceness . . . But his life is about to change forever.

Publisher: Wheaton, Ill. : Tyndale House, c1995
ISBN: 9781414340913
9781414304625
Characteristics: 1 online resource

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Gwen904
Oct 11, 2018

The book starts out very well, with a slowly growing bond forming between the vengeful former gladiator Atretes and the Christian widow Rizpah. It's addictive and passionate and beautifully written. But the moment Atretes, Rizpah, Caleb, and Theophilus step into Chatti territory, everything gets a bit less amazing. It's a bit unrealistic and preachy, and Anomia makes no sense whatsoever. I still love this threequel, but it's not quite as good as the first and second books. The characters were fantastic (excepting the aforementioned Anomia) and the plot twisted and turned. It was a mature, intense ride, albeit a bit overlong.

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cficca
Jun 17, 2016

Absolutely wonderful book! The main character is such an inspiration to live a more godly life.

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busy4her
May 15, 2015

"As Sure as the Dawn" is packed full of scripture, romance, and action!

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AnLouCo
Oct 25, 2014

The last book in the Mark of the Lion series is another book that left me feeling uplifted.

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blue_crab_444
Sep 01, 2014

good, but sad and tearful book!!

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banana197
Dec 22, 2011

Personally, i love this entire series. i for one find it difficult to find good books. when i do-and i know it when i do-i can't ever put them down! this series was no different. i loved it

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surfertali
Dec 26, 2010

This is a story of an ex gladiator as he struggles with the flesh and with God. The other main character is a young widow who has a strong faith in the lord. Very interesting book, extremely hard to put down. I suggest it to anyone who enjoy's inspirational romance books.

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drutten
Sep 24, 2010

Fabulous read. I love this series

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Bells
Jan 18, 2010

The final installment of the Mark of the Lion series. The story of Atretes, introduced in the first novel. Wonderful.

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Gwen904
Oct 11, 2018

Gwen904 thinks this title is suitable for 15 years and over

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Tjad2L
Apr 21, 2017

Tjad2L thinks this title is suitable for 18 years and over

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blue_crab_444
Sep 01, 2014

blue_crab_444 thinks this title is suitable for 11 years and over

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banana197
Jul 10, 2012

banana197 thinks this title is suitable for 14 years and over

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Gwen904
Oct 12, 2018

Coarse Language: One or two uses of damned. One character swears "under his breath" quite a bit, but no words are actually used.

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Gwen904
Oct 12, 2018

Violence: Arguments with pushing and shoving. Several murders with descriptions of snapping necks, stabbing, blood, etc. A few references to one character being forced to fight in the arena for years. Some barbarian religious rites mentioned, including sacrifices (both animal and human), blood-letting, and dancing naked over the emblems of a pagan god. Drowning in a bog is referenced multiple times.

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Gwen904
Oct 12, 2018

Sexual Content: Several instances of nudity, but mostly in a nonsexual way. Some talk of prostitution, sex, desire, adultery, lust, and rape. One character confesses to having sold her body for money. Another character remembers all the times he slept with other women. There are intense feelings of lust. One scene where a married couple has sex, but it is not described in any way.

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banana197
Jul 10, 2012

The final book, this one follows Atretes. As he finds the son he thought he lost, he finds he cannot shake off the babe's adopted mother. As he travels with the baby, his adopted mother Rizpah, and Rizpah's friend, a roman centurian, to his homeland, he bonds with Rizpah. When they arrive at his home, atretes (SPOILER ALERT) must lead his people to Christ with his new found faith, and his new wife, Rizpah.

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