July 18, 64 AD—Rome’s great fire starts, and the capital city burns while Nero reigns. From that day on, Julia’s life changes forever. Still reeling from a tragic loss, she flees from her opulent home and fights to survive. Plumes of smoke rise from the chaos as crumbling buildings and screams of panic fill her with terror.

At last, she makes it to a field bypassed by the fire, but she’s not safe. More danger strikes.

And then she meets Tribune Marcus.

This Christian historical story will inspire you as you follow Julia’s life-changing journey from despair to deep faith in Christ.

To write her novel, Pat Wagner researched first-century documents written by the ancient Roman historians, Tacitus and Suetonius.

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