Mark of the Lion

“The city was silently bloating in the hot sun, rotting like the thousands of bodies that lay where they had fallen in street battles.”  With this opening sentence, A Voice in the Wind transports readers back to Jerusalem during the first Jewish-Roman War, some seventy years after the death of Christ. Following the prides and passions of a group of Jews, Romans and Barbarians living at the time of the siege, the narrative is centered on an ill-fated...

Book 2 in the Mark of the Lion series, An Echo in the Darkness picks up where A Voice in the Wind leaves off.  A year has passed and Hadassah has donned veils to protect her identity as well as the scars that now mark her body.  Believed dead, Hadassah finds employment helping a doctor in the poor section of the city and develops a knack for healing through the power of her faith.  When Julia falls ill, Hadassah is forced to confront another difficult...

In this final installment of the Mark of the Lion series, Atretes, the Germanic warrior, returns to play a central role in the story.  Hadassah is confined to the cells below the arena and is facing death once again. Marcus, shattered by the loss of Hadassah, goes in search of God, while his sister Julia lies dying of a strange new illness, longing for a forgiveness beyond her reach. Meanwhile, Atretes vows to move heaven and earth to find his son—the baby he thought was...