1st Century

The Gods Help Those: A Seventh Case from the Notebooks of Pliny the Younger

By Albert A. Bell jr. - Published 2018



When Pliny the Younger is called to the scene of a collapsed warehouse, multiple bodies are found. One of them, wearing equestrian clothing, ...Read Review

The Splendor Before the Dark: A Novel of the Emperor Nero

By Margaret George - Published 2018Published 2018-11-15


Biographical FictionEpic

Margaret George’s epic novel, the second of two about the emperor Nero (after The Confessions of Young Nero), begins with Rome on ...Read Review

The Deadliest Fever: A Miriam bat Isaac Mystery in Ancient Alexandria

By June Trop - Published 2018



After the Torah mantle in Alexandria’s Great Synagogue is vandalized and blood is found on the bemah, Miriam is tasked with the ...Read Review


By Anthony Riches - Published 2018



Retribution is the third and final instalment of Riches’ trilogy covering the Batavian revolt of 69 AD, aka the Year of the Four Emperors. ...Read Review

Thief of Corinth

By Tessa Afshar - Published 2018



After years under the oppressive yoke of her grandfather’s and mother’s expectations, Ariadne runs away to her father’s house in ...Read Review

Fire in the Year of Four Emperors

By Rick Deragon - Published 2017


This riveting novel is set in 1st-century Rome following Nero’s rule. Galba, the governor of Spain, declares himself emperor. Four Roman generals ...Read Review

Tabor: The First Christian

By Dixie Distler - Published 2017


When the star appears in Bethlehem to announce Jesus’s miraculous birth, Tabor is just a baby. His parents befriend Joseph and Mary, ...Read Review

Kingdom of the Wicked Book One: Rules

By Helen Dale - Published 2018


Alternate History

Helen Dale’s first novel, The Hand that Signed the Paper, won Australia’s Miles Franklin Award; she was the youngest recipient ever. ...Read Review

Pandora’s Boy

By Lindsey Davis - Published 2018



This is another story in the Falco series set in Rome in the first century AD. It concerns Falco’s daughter, Flavia, who ...Read Review

The Transmigrant

By Kristi Saare Duarte - Published 2017



Uneducated but passionate with love for God, the young Jesus yearns to be a teacher, a Rabbi, to touch others with the oneness ...Read Review