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Marcus Varitor, Centurion (Truth Trilogy #2)

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Marcus, son of Senator Decimus Varitor, is a decanus in the Roman cohort in Jerusalem. His tribune hints at a promotion to centurion if Marcus can bring in Barabbas. There are really only two things Marcus really wants—to be a centurion and to win the love of an Egyptian girl. When Meskhanet is sent to Rome on a slave ship and Marcus is captured by the very brigand he’s ...more
Kindle Edition, 294 pages
Published March 5th 2014 by Helping Hands Press
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Janice Dick
Apr 04, 2014 Janice Dick rated it it was amazing
Marcus Varitor, Centurion, is book two of Anne Baxter Campbell’s Truth Trilogy. Book one, The Roman’s Quest, tells the story of Centurion Julius and his Jewish love, Miriam. Uniting a Roman centurion and a Jewish maiden involves many challenges in the first-century Roman world.

Book two, Marcus Varitor, Centurion, follows one of characters from the first book—Julius’ friend Marcus—and weaves his story.

Decanus Marcus (decanus means “chief of ten”) is a young centurion (a professional officer of
Paula Vince
Jul 19, 2014 Paula Vince rated it it was amazing
Wow, what a non-stop journey through the Roman Empire. I'm not kidding, there are back-to-back adventures all the way through, very dramatic, but also quite believable for this time period. I can imagine it as a TV series in which we have to wait, impatiently, for each new weekly episode.

Although I hadn't read the first book in this series, it was easy to pick up the plot. Marcus is a young soldier charged with the job of capturing Barabbas, a crook who turns out to be just as slippery as he wa
Apr 03, 2014 JudyAnn rated it it was amazing
Excellently presented Christian historical fiction romance with some war and criminal drama included. I really enjoyed reading this book

Readers are taken to a time in history shortly before the crucifixion of Christ. His ministry is referred to but the characters who are coming to belief are connecting with Adonai - Yahweh, the God of the Jews.

Marcus Varitor, Centurion is the 2nd novel in a series and is filled with adventurous scenarios, trials and tests of the new found faith, chaste romance
Terri Wangard
Apr 16, 2014 Terri Wangard rated it it was amazing
Non-Stop Action From Start to Finish
Marcus Varitor’s assignment: capture or kill the murdering, thieving Barabbas who wants to lead the Jews into rebellion. Marcus leads his men into an ambush that only he and the surly Brutus survive.
Unknown to Marcus, Barabbas has already captured the woman he loves, Meskhanet, the Egyptian slave of physician Loukas and his wife Joanna. Meskhanet befriends Barabbas’ mother Rebecca, who allows Meskhanet to escape. Three more times will Meskhanet will be kidna
Nov 11, 2014 Norma rated it it was amazing
Anne Baxter Campbell has done it again. Take a Roman decanus, an Egyptian slave girl, and a thief, add history, suspense, action, and romance, and you have Marcus Varitor, Centurion. In a fast-paced story with a variety of intriguing characters, both fictional and historical and you have a recipe for excellent reading. Marcus Varitor will keep you turning pages from start to finish. Set in the first century A.D., with a host of characters including the bandit, Barabbas, the story makes the ...more
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Oct 30, 2014 Laurie Penner rated it really liked it
I can easily recommend this book because it is well-written and well-researched. The characters come alive, including a few children. The historical time period is evident in the abuse and slavery involved, without repercussions. Using some Latin terms from Roman empire times (nicely defined in the front of the book), the author also reveals the language barriers of those who knew only Greek or Aramaic. Incorporating realistic descriptions of the behavior of people and animals both, Anne creates ...more
Oct 17, 2016 JMBooher rated it it was amazing
Another great book

I love this one as much as I loved the first. For me it was a page turner. Could not put my Kindle down since this morning. Can not wait to read book 3.
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I'm a Christian, a wife, a mom, a grandma, and a great-grandma who enjoys her family, friends, and writing.
I'm the author of The Truth Trilogy (The Roman's Quest; Marcus Varitor, Centurion; The Truth Doesn't Die), multiple short stories, some children's stories, and a devotional.
We (hubby and I) live in Northern California with our super-friendly little mutt (Meggie Wigglesworth) and a queenly cat
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