On the 9th August 1915, a young Johann Kindler entered the Adelaide recruiting depot to offer himself for military service. He sat on a wooden bench in the old sandstone building and waited for his name to be called.
Having an animal in the story gave the book a real sense of family to the group. Tut, having given Sebastian an opportunity to escape form the Nomads early in book one, followed the group through to Cairo and then became part of the team.
Like Sam and Billy, Tan’s character is not perfect, he has a habit of drinking and gambling, has no filters in putting forward his opinions and often is the cause of many incidents simply by his actions or presence.
The twin Americans have a very important role in the series. They are the brave and skilled wild west gunslingers who despite a limited education, represented strong moral values and an unbreakable bond with those they befriended.