Anno Domini: The Coming of the Messiah is the fourth novel by the author Peter Tallon and the first instalment of the Anno Domini trilogy. During the beginning of the reign of Augustus Ceasar, Rome had not long ended a civil-war and was restoring stability in the provinces of its empire. In what is now modern-day Israel and the city of Jerusalem there seemed to be an epi-centre of passive hostility. Perhaps the jewel of the empire, it garnered special dispensation and treatment from the imperial senate from its puppet vassal, King Herod - though his cruelty, paranoia and unending ego had created many an enemy amongst his people. In these tensions, find our story's hero, Centurion Lucius Veranius. Conflict has arisen from a fanatical organisation, the Zealots, in the aim to remove the Roman puppet Herod and his Imperial masters. However, their task is almost insurmountable, leaving much of their ambition resting on the unsuspecting shoulders of a new-born infant: the future King-of-the-Jews, the Messiah, Jesus. Anno Domini: The Coming of the Messiah is an ambitious tale of violence, conspiracy, intrigue and insurrection.
ISBN : 978-1-78830-820-5
Pages : 369
Size : 205x140
Imprint : Olympia Publishers
Peter Tallon was a professional geologist who, after a period of prospecting in East Africa and Egypt, joined the construction materials industry rising to managing director of a multi-million-pound company. Married with two children and three grandchildren, he has lived in Suffolk for the last forty years where the beautiful coast and countryside form the background to his previous books. Anno Domini - The Coming of the Messiah is his fourth book and the first of a trilogy.