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AngelsinIron Best Seller!

Angels in Iron

by Nicholas C. Prata

The year is A.D. 1523 and the island of Rhodes has just fallen to the Turks. Those sailing away in defeat from this bastion are members of an anachronistic crusading order called the Knights of St. John. Among the dejected company is a stalwart young knight named Jean Parisot De La Valette. Were it up to him, the order would have defended the island to the bitter end.
     Forty-two years later, history has repeated itself. The knights are again besieged by the relentless Turk. But this time the scenario is different -- La Valette wears the Grand Master's cape.

Centurions Historical Fiction

Centurion's Daughter

by Justin Swanton

Her Frankish mother dead, 17-year-old Aemilia arrives at Soissons in Roman Gaul in search of her Roman father whom she has never met. She knows only that his name is Tarunculus and that he is a former centurion. She finds an old man fixed on the past, attempting in vain to kindle a spark of patriotism in his countrymen. Soon, Aemilia is caught up in her father’s schemes to save the Empire and the intrigues of the Roman nobility in Soissons. More...
I Am A
                          Christian Lives of the Saints

I Am A Christian
Authentic Accounts of Christian Martyrdom and Persecution from the Ancient Sources

by A. P. Schiavo, Jr.

Christians of today face questions that would have seemed absurd to our ancestors. Did Jesus exist? Isn't the New Testament just a fairy tale? Aren't the accounts of the early martyrs just fables? I Am A Christian: Authentic Accounts of Christian Martyrdom and Persecution from the Ancient Sources aims to remedy this deficiency by providing a collection of the earliest and most trustworthy eye-witness accounts from Roman antiquity. More...

Masaru Historical Fiction


by Michael T. Cibenko

Shiro Nakagawa comes from a family of converts living on the island of Kyushu. A young man of the samurai class, Shiro studies to be a healer, but has also heard the call to become a Catholic priest. His plans for the future, however, are disrupted when the Shogun in Kyoto orders all churches closed throughout Japan. This order leads to widespread persecution of Christians. When the small church of St. Michael is closed, its priest Fr. Olivera arrested, and his friend Kumiko brutally attacked, Shiro knows he must take action. More...

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