Apprentice Boy by Edward Joyce was a very interesting historical fiction novel which I found very enjoyable reading. The story is set in the time of the Roman occupation of Palestine in the area around Jerusalem and some parts in Rome itself. In addition to being a great fast flowing story I enjoyed it because it gave an insight into the historical times and the culture of Rome and the Jewish people.
Certanly the Jewish people had a very hard living with the persecution of the Roman rule and the Roman army.
The story is told through the eyes of Roman boys apprenticed to the army as military jailors, and the punishments were very cruel in that period. The story is set before, during, and after the death of Jesus. The storyboard is well organized and the author went to great pains with Roman and Hebrew names of the people, objects, and location. This made this fictional story seem very real.
I liked it because it was a great read, and I came away having learned about the culture of the period.
- 语种： 英语
- ISBN: 1440197830
- 条形码: 9781440197833
- 商品尺寸: 15.2 x 1.4 x 22.9 cm
- 商品重量: 331 g
- ASIN: 1440197830
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