As a silversmith’s apprentice, Marcus must keep his distance from this controversial religion. The Ephesian guild of silversmiths already views Christianity as a threat to their shrine-building trade. It could place Marcus and Rhiannon in mortal danger if he doesn’t bring her association with the Christians to an end. Despite what he feels, Rhiannon can never see Paul or his missionary companions again.
Valerius’s heart beats for the daughter of a devout centurion; but a far more powerful woman has set her sights on Valerius. He would avoid the procurator’s daughter if he could, but his century has been assigned to guard the procurator’s palace. One way or another, Tertia is determined to steal him away from Cornelia.
Not even promotion and reassignment to Jerusalem are enough to protect Valerius from Tertia’s bold advances. She has followed him to the Antonia Fortress and found a way to cut off all his correspondence with Cornelia. Valerius trusts in God, but will faith be enough to save his reputation, his military career, and his heart? What kind of aid is the Lord willing to offer to a son of Rome?