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Twilight Empress: A Novel of Imperial Rome

“…the prose is tight and clean throughout, and the characters’ missions are always clear despite the complexities of the situations. A fun, fast read…”—Kirkus Reviews

“…Placidia is no Livia from I, Claudius, but she’s no sensitive damsel, either. Placidia knows what she wants and is willing to do what she must to achieve her goals.” — Historical Novel Society

“This is truly a sumptuous treat for bookworms and historical fiction lovers…I would recommend this to a friend. 100%!”Clarissa Reads it All



One woman battles the coming Dark Ages.

Twilight Empress tells the little-known story of a remarkable woman: Placidia, sister to one of the last Roman Emperors. Roman Empress and Gothic Queen, Placidia does the unthinkable: she rules the failing Western Roman Empire. A life of ambition, power, and intrigue she doesn’t seek, but can’t refuse; her actions shape the face of Western Europe for centuries. A passionate woman as well as an empress, Placidia suffers love, loss, and betrayal. Can her intelligence, tenacity, and ambition help her survive and triumph over scheming generals, rebellious children, and Attila the Hun?

Author:  Faith L. Justice
Print ISBN:  978-06922460511
Length:  392 pp
Price:  $13.99 (Print-discounts vary) $3.99 (ebook)
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Sword of the Gladiatrix

Two women. Two swords. One victor.

Sword of Gladiatrix 3-D cover 

“Readers will care very much about both these women—fans of Roman historical fiction should not miss this title.“— Historical Novel Society

“I was gripped by Faith’s great writing style – and hardly put it down until I reached the end…The two heroines of Sword of the Gladiatrix are memorable and original, and Faith has achieved the difficult challenge of making me care even about the minor characters.”  —The Writing Desk

“An amazing and totally original and unique novel. Such a strong range of female characters are depicted, courageous, brave, cunning, deadly, deceitful… totally believable women.”—Inked Rainbow Reads

“An enthralling read…I plan to keep it on my book shelf and re-read in the future.”—Book Nerd

An action-packed tale that exposes the brutal underside of Imperial Rome, Sword of the Gladiatrix brings to life unforgettable characters and exotic settings. From the far edges of the Empire, two women come to battle on the hot sands of the arena in Nero’s Rome: Afra, scout and beast master to the Queen of Kush; and Cinnia, warrior-bard and companion to Queen Boudica of the British Iceni. Enslaved, forced to fight for their lives and the Romans’ pleasure; they seek to replace lost friendship, love, and family in each other’s arms. But the Roman arena offers only two futures: the Gate of Life for the victors or the Gate of Death for the losers.

Author:  Faith L. Justice
ISBN:  978-0692386491
Length:  260 pp
Price:  $11.99 (Print-discounts vary) $3.99 (ebook)
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Selene of Alexandria

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“…readers will be captivated.” – Historical Novel Society

 “…an entertaining and enlightening novel….a fine read through and through.” – Midwest Book Reviews

 “… does what historical fiction does best—weave historical fact, real-life historical figures, and attention to detail with page-turning, plot-driven fiction.” – The Copperfield Review

This story of ambition, love and political intrigue brings to life colorful characters and an exotic time and place. In A.D. 412 Alexandria, against the backdrop of a city torn by religious and political strife, Selene struggles to achieve her dream of becoming a physician—an unlikely goal for an upper class Christian girl. Hypatia, the famed Lady Philosopher of Alexandria and the Augustal Prefect Orestes offer their patronage and protection. But will it be enough to save Selene from murderous riots, the machinations of a charismatic Bishop and—most dangerous of all—her own impulsive nature?

Author:  Faith L. Justice
ISBN:  978-0692356982
Length:  393 pp
Price:  $17.99 $14.99 (Print-discounts vary) $5.99 $3.99 (ebook)
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Amazon Worldwide (USUKCA, AU, IN)–Rated 4.5 stars
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