Regarding Tiberius: An Epic Tragedy of Mass Murder, Sworn Vengeance, Forbidden Love, Greek Ambition, Persian Honor, & Roman Might in the Ancient Near East
In the midst of ancient hostilities and recent atrocities, which choice is the most honorable, the most moral one:
justice or mercy?
This novel offers an answer.
Regarding Tiberius is the novelization of a series of ancient scrolls recently discovered in the ruins of famed Roman
My very favorite genre is historical, but I tend to gravitate to eighteenth to twentieth century…so, this is not my typical read needless to say…first century is something I don’t usually readily go after, but was encouraged by a friend to check it out, so I did. Well worth the time to read…and I mean time as it is a VERY long, deep, extremely historical, intense, d ...more
Helena is definitely a character I have fa ...more
Anachronisms in the novel gave Regarding Tiberius a distinct Shakespearean flair. Like Shakespeare, the novel contains some 16th century words, some that can be found in the King James Bible; although, nowadays these words are considered crass.
Other words used, although in proper format isn't considered vulgar, when used as an oath ...more
This is not an easy book to review and my star rating went up and down. It is a long story and an interesting look at life in Asia Minor and Israel nearly 2000 years ago. It kept me reading.
There were some point of view jumps later in the novel which should have been worked around somehow - with separate chapters or something. The book rates 4 stars for its interesting and surprising ending.