The Centurion

The Centurion

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by Alex Domokos, Rita Toews
     
 
It is an era of corruption, intrigue and seduction. Caesar Augustus has died and Tiberius is about to become the second emperor of Rome. Marco, former slave in the house of Claudius, is now a freedman and has become master of the grain shipments at the Claudia Procula estate in Ostia. Procula and her cousin, Claudius the Stammerer, unwittingly involve Marco in a

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It is an era of corruption, intrigue and seduction. Caesar Augustus has died and Tiberius is about to become the second emperor of Rome. Marco, former slave in the house of Claudius, is now a freedman and has become master of the grain shipments at the Claudia Procula estate in Ostia. Procula and her cousin, Claudius the Stammerer, unwittingly involve Marco in a political scheme that could threaten the throne and puts them all at risk. For everyone's safety, Marco is forced into the Roman Legion and is eventually posted in Judea. Several years later he is reunited with his former mistress, who is now the wife of the procurator of Judea, and the old political maneuver once again threatens their safety. When Marco stands trial for aiding a new sect of fanatics who promote a false faith, he is faced with an agonizing choice--where does his allegiance lay? With Rome, or with the truth?

Editorial Reviews

Karen Treanor
If you like the Marcus Didius Falco series of Lindsay Davies, you will enjoy this book. It's darker, longer (120,000 words), and heavier on the history, but deals with almost the same period and is based on careful research by the authors. Building on what we know of first century Rome and Romans, the authors have fleshed out the characters to make them into very believable people. The handling of Pontius Pilate and his wife are particularly good.
Molly Martin
Writers Domokos and Toews have done their homework. The Centurion is filled with more than enough historical and Biblical fact to keep the most discerning reader turning the pages. Lives of historical figures are enlarged or strengthened as we come to see some of them in a more human light. Inscrutability, stratagem, life and death struggle, historical fact and historical 'might have been' are all intermingled into a compelling read. 5 Stars!
Dr. Bob Rich, M.Sc., Ph.D.
The book is based on impeccable research. The times, traditions and values of Rome are brought to life. The people, their motivations, joys and fears are genuine. You can learn more about Rome from this novel than from a library full of dry history books. Perhaps the most attractive aspect of this book is the language: it's very easy reading.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940000103609
Publisher:
Hard Shell Word Factory
Publication date:
09/25/2006
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
421 KB

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