Wednesday, November 4, 2020

The Conqueror: Constantine's Empire, Book 1



The Roman Empire is on the brink of war. Rex, a daring young Germanic barbarian, catches the attention of Emperor Constantine and is given the enviable honor of serving as his bodyguard. When he is sent as a spy to the capital, he encounters Flavia--the bold and beautiful daughter of a rich Roman senator--in danger. After coming to her rescue, he joins her on a journey full of narrow escapes, secret identities, betrayal, loss and sacrifice. Through it all, both must consider the cost of following God. Combining the excitement of an adventure novel, historical and cultural accuracy, and an important message about what it means to follow Christ, this book will appeal to readers across a variety of interests. Volume 1 of the new Christian Empire Trilogy.


Well, not sure what to say and how to say it.
I will say that I really do admire the book cover. It's very well done.
However; I was disappointed with what was in inside the book.
From what a lot of people say they were too.
The writing and the research seemed to be well done but there was too much descriptive scenes shall we say Not recommended for children or young adults by any means.
I'm surprised that Revell published a book like this.
I gave this book three stars because of all the sex scenes and gory details of this book.
The way the author wrote them I didn't have any trouble imaging them. Not good.
The story itself had lots of interesting historical aspects and I loved that. I was hoping for a more of a Biblical fiction from the way the blurb sounded. But either way most of the book was OK.
I just hurried and skipped over the sex scenes and other ones I didn't care for.
My thanks to Revell/Baker Books for a complimentary copy of this book. I was NOT required to write a positive review. All opinions are my own


Bryan earned a degree in print journalism from the University of Tennessee. He then went on to study for a master’s degree in historical theology at Dallas Theological Seminary. From there he went to the University of Virginia, taking a PhD in the field of ancient church history. In 2002, Bryan took a position on the faculty at Moody Bible Institute in downtown Chicago, where he is a professor in the Theology Department. He teaches courses in theology, church history, and Western civilization from the ancient and medieval periods.

I'm sorry but I usually upload some photos with my blog but for some reason it won't let me tonight. I feel like this particular post is unexceptable/incomplete to me. 

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