I thought this character was one of the most interesting ones in the cast. She didn’t have a large role, which is possibly why there is so much I find intriguing about her, and her back story.
She is introduced with other Germanic slaves, and within her first scene, is clearly revealed as being a physically adept fighter.
She fights alongside the men, in order to free herself. The passion for life, and all that it holds, is revealed during season two, as she is paired romantically with Gannicus.
In my opinion Gannicus was almost a mirror image of her, possessing the same heightened sexual appetite, ability to fight well and viciously, and great appetites for both food and drink.
For me, the fan video which reveals the most about the two characters, and seems to nail what I think of Saxa, is this one http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y3DBULz9pog. created by blackoutproductions.
I'm a thirty something woman who lives in the north of England. I have been a writer for as long as I can remember, creating stories both written and verbal since childhood. While studying at Edge Hill College, I got several poems published by a small publisher in the USA, and in Europe. I have been part of several writing groups, and done quite a few courses in a attempt to hone my writing skills further. I love reading different genres of fiction, knowing that the best way to develop my own writing, and my vocabulary is by exposing myself to the different ways that other people choose to describe things.
The most recent writing course that I've been part of, run by a published author, included a exercise in which we were challenged to read things that we would never usually even look at.
It inspired me to take up a challenge. Namely to attempt to read at least one book by every author which is stocked in my local library. I soon realised that I was being far too ambitious, especially given the fact that every library rotates their stock too often for me to keep track.
I've decided to instead attempt to read a book every day, starting with a author whose surname begins with A, and ending with a author whose surname begins with Z. It doesn't matter what the topic of the book is, or if it's fiction or non fiction, everything is useful for me at the minute.
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