After learning she’s been lied to since birth, Valencia—a historian—is framed for a crime and hunted by the family that murdered her real father and mother. She unknowingly holds clues to a treasure hidden for centuries and secrets that can destroy a corrupt business empire and a burgeoning political dynasty.
Born in 1959, and growing up with a love of reading and history, I watched epic movies. Historical sagas like Ben-Hur, Spartacus, The Ten Commandments, The Robe, Quo Vadis, Julius Caesar, The Fall of the Roman Empire, Cleopatra, and others. The mellifluous eloquence of actors like Richard Burton, Laurence Olivier, John Gielgud, Charles Laughton, Stephen Boyd (who was Irish), Peter Ustinov came to me as Roman voices.
“The story sweeps across a first-century world that’s diverse, gritty, and laced with tension. Majestic and colorful landscapes such as Jerusalem, Rome, and the many places in between, both on land and sea, are richly detailed.” – “From the beginning, this book had me. The storyline has everything you might want in a good read. It has intrigue, great plot, perceptive character development, romance, epic themes of good and evil, all woven into a backdrop of history that is brought to life through the characters in this book.” READ MORE ABOUT THE NOVEL
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