The second book in Peter Tallon's Anno Domini series focuses on the dual stories of Judas Sicariot (Iscariot) and Lucius Veranius, a Roman centurion, in this reimagining of biblical events. After the birth of Jesus, it is left to Judas to mentor the young Messiah in Nazareth on behalf of the Zealot sect to which his father belongs. But this task is not made easy following the previous Zealot rebellion and the tense theological and political state in the areas once ruled by King Herod on behalf of his Roman overlords. Riots and revolts rise and fall as the ordinary people seek out some escape from the oppression they are suffering. Meanwhile, trouble brews at the other end of the empire which threatens to take Lucius, one of only five people who know the Messiah's true parentage, from the woman he loves and the life he dreams of.
ISBN : 978-1-80074-937-5
Pages : 352
Size : 205x140
Imprint : Olympia Publishers
Peter Tallon has been a professional geologist who, after a period of surveying and prospecting in Kenya and Egypt, joined the construction materials industry, rising to managing director of a multi-million-pound company. Married, with two children and four grandchildren, he has lived in Suffolk for the last forty-two years where the beautiful coast and countryside form the background to three of his previous books. Michael Shapmire is his fifth book and is also based in Suffolk.