Life after life after lie. Marcus lied to his parents, his friends, and the women in his life... By lying to people and using them, he amassed a great deal of political authority. The kingdom he served accepted creatures of all kinds and treated them equally. It had also increased its political power. Even in such an open-minded setting, Marcus could not tell the truth about the color of the wings on his back...
Marcus is a masculine name used mostly in English, Scandinavian, French, and German, and it is of Latin origin; the meaning is "war-like, dedicated to Mars; hammer; defender; gleaming". In Mythology Mars, the Roman god of fertility, for whom the spring calendar month March was named, became identified with the Greek Ares, god of war.