The astonishing and bloody series exploring the historical connection between the fall of Jerusalem, the building of the Colosseum in Rome, and the rise of Christianity.
COLOSSUS: STONE & STEEL
Judea, 66 AD. A Roman legion suffers a smashing and catastrophic defeat at the hands of an angry band of Hebrews armed with only slings and spears. Knowing Emperor Nero's revenge will be swift and merciless, they must decide how to defend their land against the Roman invasion. Caught up in the tumult is the mason Judah, inadvertent hero of Beth Horon, who now finds himself rubbing shoulders with priests, revolutionaries, generals, and nobles, drafted to help defend the land of Galilee. Denied the chance to marry where he will, he turns all his energy into defending the beseiged city of Jotapata. But with a general suffering delusions of grandeur, friends falling each day, and the Roman menace at the walls, Judah must brave a nightmare to save those he loves and preserve his honor. First novel of the Colossus series.
COLOSSUS: THE FOUR EMPERORS
Rome under Nero is a dangerous place. His cruel artistic whims border on madness, and any man who dares rise too high has his wings clipped, with fatal results. For one family, Nero's whims mean either promotion or destruction. While his uncle Vespasian goes off to put down a rebellion in Judea, Titus Flavius Sabinus struggles to walk the perilous line between success and notoriety as he climbs Rome's ladder. When Nero is impaled on his own artistry, the whole world is thrown into chaos and Sabinus must navigate shifting allegiances and murderous alliances as his family tries to survive the year of the Four Emperors. The second novel in the Colossus series.
COLOSSUS: WAIL OF THE FALLEN
The third novel in the Colossus series is set during the Roman siege of Jerusalem, culminating in the savage fire and sack that is lamented to this day.
Inside the walls, Judah and his companions face friends and foes, both within and without Jerusalem's fabled walls. Defending the Temple, Judah must decide what he values most, his family, his honor, or his God.
COLOSSUS: THE HOLLOW TRIUMPH
The fourth novel in the Colossus series begins with the Triumph of Emperor Vespasian and his son Titus, the victor of Jerusalem. A prisoner, Judah is paraded through the streets of Rome before being sold into slavery and set to work building that most Roman of edifaces - the Colossem.