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The Lion Hunter by Elizabeth Wein
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Jan 03, 12

Read from August 19, 2011 to January 03, 2012

The Lion Hunter is an amazing and fantastic novel written by Elizabeth Wein. The main character Telemakos, King Arthur's half-Ethiopian grandson, is trying to recover from his ordeal as a government spy in the far desert, trying to learn who was breaking the Emperor's plague quarantine. Before he's fully himself again, tragedy strike's, and he find's himself sent, with his baby sister, Athena, to live with Abreha, ruler of Himyar, longtime enemy of the Aksumites, now perhaps a friend.His aunt Goewin, Arthur's daughter, warn's him that Abreha is a man to be cautioned, someone to watch carefully. Telemakos promises he will be mindful�but he does not realize that Goewins' warning's are not enough to protect him.

Some key plot events in the story are: how Telemakos wants to keep his daughter because his daughter keeps his wife up all night every of the week. Now the only way he can keep his daughter is if he gives up something of importance. So, he gave away his arm just to keep the daughter his wife had. Another key plot event is how Telemakos had to be a be a spy ever since the age of twelve. Also while watchin his sister's, Telemakos was so worried about his sister, he was grievously injured.

I think the audience is for teens to adults,fourteen to forty-four. For the teens, it refers to Telemakos watchin his little sister. For adults, it's about sacrifice and giving up something good for something even better. Sacrificing is worth giving up for the people you love.Sacrificing is something worth giving up for the things you do to help out somebody.

I think that the author wants us to learn how to give things up for the people we love. The author wants us to learn what to do in big situations. For example, if we were supposed to watch our little brother or sister we would have to sacrifice our time to watch him or her. The point is that the author wants us to learn how to make sacrifices for the people we love and things we dont like to do.
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08/19/2011 page 19
9.0%
08/29/2011 page 50
24.0% "its a fantastic novel about this man tyrying to keep his son but has to give up his arm(cut off his arm) just to keep his baby."
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