The Face of a Lion

The more I look at it, the more it fits - what else could one want in a title?
Alright, let's see. The lion part refers to both Kedi (especially in one scene) and the lion/lamb dichotomy, as well as the Roman entertainment of lions in the arenas. Kedi has the face of a lion since he is obviously not a lion, but a cat, who can behave like a lion if he so chooses. One of the characters also gets a tattoo that features a lion, though he prefers it to be an antagonistic image, whereas Kedi's lion is more of a defender. Then, of course, the lion is king of the beasts. In a roundabout way, as well, I suppose the title could also refer to lions coming up out of the desert to assail the woods of Britain, and though that is certainly the context of the story, I don't want to imply that the Celts were wiped out entirely. The Roman invasion was necessary for the spread of certain ideals, but the Celts, and later the Anglo-Saxons, certainly had some ideas of their own. The quote from which I snagged the title refers to the face of a lion on one side and the face of a cherub on the other, and that I thought was fitting as well. Mainly because of Rome coming in like a lion and paving the way for the lamb, but for other reasons as well. This may or may not sound slightly esoteric, but it's clearer in the novel.
Now to go off and actually write some more of the novel. I've had about a month of nothing and am beginning to feel the lack.

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