Church history--Primitive and early church, ca. 30-600--Fiction; British--Rome--Fiction; Women slaves--Fiction; Britons--Fiction; Rome--History--Claudius, 41-54--Fiction
It is A.D. 43, and the land of Britain has been left on its own since the Roman conquest one hundred years earlier. But, as the British tribes rebel against their conquerors, Rome displays a terrible show of force-decimating the populace and taking slaves. Among the enslaved are Alana, a brave, faithful young woman, and Regan, a proud, angry man whose rash behavior incurs the wrath of his captors, resulting in a savage beating.
Barely alive, Regan’s actions spur Alana to plead for his life. She is sent before Valerius, an honest young commander, who regrets making an example of Regan. Attracted to Alana by her passion and zeal, Valerius protects her by arranging to have her sold into the home of a kind merchant. But he is unable to help Regan who is forced to fight as a gladiator-for the entertainment of others and for his life.
Filled with heart-pounding adventure and tender faith, this stunning novel by Virginia Weldon tells the compelling story of three very different individuals who must battle oppressive forces for their own liberty--all set in the remarkable time of the beginnings of the gospel. [publisher blurb]