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The Spartan Who Defied Rome

Anthony Vincent Bruno

Book Overview: 

Jerusalem 33 AD
A raw Roman recruit refuses to abuse a prisoner already condemned to death. This denial of a corrupt, sadistic order leads to a lifetime of trial and persecution for the Spartan born warrior. Marcus Tychon Triarius is sent to the dreaded Bithynia mines to die a slave but his destiny is yet to be decided. The Roman Empire is never far off his heels, particularly a brutal centurion who has taken the youth's honorable stance personally. Heartbreak follows for the idealistic Marcus who remains a non-believer, even when he encounters the mother of the crucified prisoner, someone about to change the world forever.
It is easy to join in with a mob, to inflict cruelty on the weak and defenseless, but when the victim is someone extraordinary . . . extraordinary beyond belief . . .

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Book Excerpt: 
. . .Out of nowhere, a man with a patch over his right eye, came rushing at me, knocking me over from the force of his large, rectangular shield. The force of the legionary’s scutum winded me but not as much as he had obviously presumed. He was standing over me, looking up to the cave from where I heard Katisa’s voice and my son’s wailing. Seeing as the one-eyed man’s legs were apart, I kicked up into his groin, seeing him collapse immediately to the ground. I knelt down on his chest, with his scutum fixed firmly under his chin, choking him. He stank of wine. Had they all been drinking? “Who are you?” I asked and then eased the scutum’s pressure. “We’re deserters from the Tenth, and some others who tagged along.. . . Read More

Community Reviews

Nice good read


Great book. If only more people believe before its too late. Be kind and generous what you give comes back 10 fold.


Great Tale of Honor and Trust!

This novel came at a great time of reaffirmation of my acknowledged faith and trust in God! Written in a most enjoyable manner. Thanks, Bruno.

Enjoyable historical read with Christian connections.

A well written story about the early believers in Jesus.

A good read

This was a good book. Different than the usual story. I found it difficult sometimes to decide where I actually was in the story. The chat
Rafters were believable- as was the story. I would recommend this novel to anyone interested in the Romans or Christ.


From pain an suffering comes to a new life a man that suffered immense pain when accidentally killed his own son and gained redemption by his grandson. Beautiful. Conrad Samayoa.