I 'picked up' this book because it was free on kindle and it looked interested. I'd never heard of the author, Michael Webb, before, but will certainly be reading more of his books. This is a great book!
Book Description on Amazon:
WHO WAS THE CENTURION THAT PIERCED CHRIST'S SIDE, AND WHAT HAPPENED TO HIM?
RIVETING HISTORICAL FICTION SET IN THE FIRST CENTURY A.D.
The life of Deucalion Quinctus, Commander of the Garrison under Pontius Pilate, is changed forever by the crucifixion, burial, and resurrection of Jesus of Nazareth, by his sudden love for the beautiful outcast, Esther, and by a bundle of parchments given to him by a mysterious stranger.
Events surrounding the Christos trigger an avalanche which threatens empires”"the relentless guilt of Pilate, the frightening ambition of Herod, the uncertain future of Caiaphas, the violent madness of Saul of Tarsus, and the guiding hand of the Watcher, Uriel. Yet, over it all the tenacious love of God weaves a remarkable tale of spiritual power and inspiration.
This compelling historical novel brilliantly pictures dramatic spiritual conflicts in first-century Israel; webs of religious and political intrigue that have world powers wavering on cliff’s edge.
First book in the Giants in the Earth trilogy, exciting spiritual thrillers spanning two thousand years.
So, if you like historical fiction, christian fiction, or just a good story, pick up this book! It's still free on amazon.com right now, so hurry!
I really enjoyed this book! It tell the story of what happened just after the crucifixion. It follows the characters around and really makes you think about what living back then, during such a momental time in history was like. But don't get scared, it's not like ready a boring account of history. It is a great story, which is well told. The characters come alive on the pages. I read this book over three days (along with working and taking care of my family). I can't wait to pick up the second book!