GUARDIAN OF THE FLAME
In this incredible journey into the past, Higley masterfully weaves fact and fiction to produce an intriguing tale of power, greed, lust and the one true God. The author brings history to life and delivers
a riveting story.
In 48 B.C., Sophia guards the famous lighthouse of Alexandria, Egypt, in order to hide herself away from a world she deems cruel and unloving. But there is no escape. Political turmoil swells as Roman general Julius Caesar and his legion storm the city, and Cleopatra, the Greek queen of Egypt, fights to retain her country against both Caesar and rivals within her own household. Sophia is caught between her loyalty to Cleopatra and her maddening interest in Bellus, the Roman soldier Caesar has instructed to overtake the lighthouse. (B&H, Oct., 400 pp., $14.99)
Linda Mae Baldwin