Princess Hostage

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Non-Fiction  |  House: Booksie Classic

This is part 3 of the "Sign of the Timez" series.
A young princess is given to the Romans as a hostage, so her Dad does what the Romans want. The girl must now live in constant danger with the enemy. They want her to act like a Roman and think like one. Can she do this? Will the Romans see her as a Roman or enemy?

Table of Contents

1. How I got here

This is the third part of “Sign of the timez”. It is recommended to read the other parts first. I was in some cage on a wagon... Read Chapter

2. Living in Luxury

We were taken to the palace where the Emporer was sitting. The palace was a very posh place, with lots of marbles and pillars and statues... Read Chapter

3. Poison

The Emporer was impressed with me. He did not understand why I seemed so wise and intelligent. He thought that I was very compassionate... Read Chapter

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Recent Comments


You have an interesting idea here, certainly unique.

My favourite line: "The whole idea of uniting together fell apart."

Some suggestions:

(1) Names

(a) I don't know the main character's name
(b) Frida is a Viking name, or maybe Saxon, but the Vikings and Saxons were not in Caledonia until 500 years later! Give her a good Gaelic name like Caitlin or Mairead
(c) You should call the Roman ruler "the Emperor": but the Romans had no reticence about using the Emperor's names - if you tell me the precise year, I can tell you his name.
(d) There was never a Roman Emperor named Cato, so how can Cato be the Emperor's son? Again, if I tell you the Emperor's name, I can tell you his son's name.

(2) Cover - It's cute: but the main character is from 2020 living in Roman times and the girl on the cover is dressed in a school uniform from about 1910???????

(3) You need to find a local English teacher to help you with editing.

(4) Cato seems to be a neo-liberal about the poor: it's funny because the real Cato in history was a Republican Senator who would have been happy to be in Washington DC in 2021 voting against the Recovery Bill.

I hope you find this helpful. If you need any other historical advice, just ask any time.

Since I liked reading about your Caledonian Princess, maybe you would like to read about my half-Caledonian Princess, the New Little Princess, in 2025, in "24 Hours Back Home"?

Thu, March 11th, 2021 2:11pm

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