Maximus - Richard L. Black

A heart-warming story which follows two men. Maximus, is a general and battle weary from fighting endless campaigns that have no meaning and of gods that offer no purpose. He is sent on a secret mission from the emperor to investigate the claims of a certain Nazarene who some believe is the long awaited Messiah. Along with his best friend, Androcoles, they are tasked with finding out if he poses a threat to Rome. What they find will change their lives...

For a first time author, I thought he did a wonderful job. I connected with the characters and the story follows the biblical account from the point of fictional characters. I recommend it to those who enjoy Christian, historical fiction.