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6 months into her marriage and Julia is more selfish than ever…but, let’s start with Atretes…
A Voice in the Wind
Chapter Ten: Atretes Conditioning and Married Life with Julia
The chapter begins with Atretes being trained for the Gladiator blood baths that are his future. His training is grueling and his life is lonely and demeaning. He is a prisoner who was once the son of a chief!
He has a brief visual “encounter” with Julia and commits murder all in the span of a few well written pages!
When Julia locks eyes with the handsome Atretes, she is instantly smitten…very sad for the poor sap she married. Claudius is his name and he is kind, patient, smart and lonely. Does Julia see any of this…no. She is a spoiled brat who only cares about the materialistic and fleetingly emotional excitements of life.
She ignores her husband and refuses to even try to get to know this amazing man.
What were your thoughts on chapter 10?