Guardian of the Flame
In a city ravaged by the clash of cultures, one woman fights for solitude. Will a Roman soldier destroy her peace?
Alexandria, 48 BC. Sophia has spent nearly twenty years as the keeper of the Lighthouse of Alexandria, alone in her task and in her heart. But when the wealthy capital of Egypt is invaded by Julius Caesar and his Roman legion, Sophia’s peace is shattered and her lighthouse invaded. The Roman general would steal both her country and its queen, the Greek Cleopatra, and when his military strategy endangers the city’s best scholars and their secret invention, Sophia must discover a way to protect the men. But as the city prepares for inevitable war, Sophia finds that the Roman centurion tasked with invading her lighthouse is also invading her heart.
T.L. Higley has authored six novels, including Shadow of Colossus, City of the Dead, and Guardian of the Flame in the Seven Wonders Series. Shadow of Colossus was a 2008 Christy Award Finalist. Her historical suspense pulls readers into the ancient world to explore unfamiliar cultures and exotic locales, all the while discovering how a Redeeming God has been working throughout history to draw all people to Himself. Tracy has traveled the world, researching her books and falling into adventures. When not writing, she runs an internet retail company and is a wife and mother of four kids from 6 to 17.