is the life story of Basilikos, Basil to his friends, who the son of one of the Wise Men who followed the Star to worship Jesus at his birth. Even though Balthazar, his father, has forbidden him to go, Basilikos stows away on the caravan and goes to see Jesus.
But Basil’s disobedience has a dire effect on those left at home, and he must live with the results of his actions as well as others to come. The city is destroyed, and many
lives are lost – many of those he loved.
Years later, a broken, bitter and bruised man, Basil now a rich silk merchant returns to Jerusalem.
As he enters the gates, he is engulfed in a crowd yelling “Crucify him! Crucify him!”
But. Crucify whom?
It is Jesus – the baby he once held in his arms and helped escape to Egypt.
Is all lost?
A.D. 77 Josias, Grandson of Basil – the protagonist in RUBY HEART -The Legend Begins, is forced to leave home after his older brother, Balthazar attempts to kill him.
Josias meets the famous Historian, Pliney the Elder and follows him to Italy. But in the mountains of Greece he “see” his Grandfather’s murder and Balthazar once more attempts to kill him – from beyond the grave.
In the late Spring of A.D. 79 Josias arrives in Misenum near Naples, Italy just north-west of Mount Vesuvius.
In the wake of the eruption of Mount Vesuvius Josias meets the Roman Emperor Titus and joins him in the rescue and recovery of the survivors. But a fire breaks out in Rome in one of the poorer districts and Titus must return to Rome. Having noticed that Titus is not in good health, Josias goes with him to attend him and assist in Rome.Titus dies in 81AD and some believe his brother, Domitian had a hand in it. Domitian becomes Emperor, and the REIGN OF TERROR begins.
A joyous adventure story based on Jessie McCallum's memories growing up in Africa
(Ghost-writer Marian Betts)
Based on the life of a lonely little girl raised on the sevannahs of North Africa, her visits to Englend and immigration to the United States - a world away from all she ever knew or understood.
The Poignant Story of a girl with a beautiful, untrained coloratura soprano voice who is discovered by the Choral Director of the boarding school at which she is staying.
Determined to sing professionally, she battles against censorship by her missionary parents who are determined she will be a nurse and refuse to support her further education. Surviving abject poverty in a strange land, she overcomes her own feelings of insignificance and becomes so much more than an opera singer, touching the lives of thousands of indigenous peoples, adventuring into enemy countries helping in rescues and extractions, formally meeting and accidentally bumping into famous people from all walks of life.
A true unsung hero who went on to the next life with scarcely a ripple to note her passing.
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