The Conqueror

series: Constantine’s Empire

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It is AD 312. Rome teeters on the brink of war. Constantine's army is on the move. On the Rhine frontier, Brandulf Rex, a pagan Germanic barbarian, joins the Roman army as a spy and special forces operative. Down in Rome, Junia Flavia, the lovely and pious daughter of a nominally Christian senator, finds herself embroiled in anti-Christian politics as she works on behalf of the church.

As armies converge and forces beyond Rex's and Flavia's controls threaten to destroy everything they have worked for, these two people from different worlds will have to work together to bring down the evil Emperor Maxentius. But his villainous plans and devious henchmen are not easily overcome. Will the barbarian warrior and the senator's daughter live to see the Empire bow the knee to Christ? Or will their part in the story of Constantine's rise meet an untimely and brutal end?

Travel back to one of the most pivotal eras in history--a time when devotion to the pagan gods was fading and the Roman Empire was being conquered by the sign of the cross.


"Bryan Litfin brings a historian's background to the story he tells about Constantine the conqueror, giving you a feel for the time and actions of a historic figure. This is still fiction, but it tells a good story well. Enjoy."

Darrell Bock, Executive Director for Cultural Engagement, Howard G. Hendricks Center for Christian Leadership and Cultural Engagement;
senior research professor of New Testament studies

"With an eye for detail and an engaging fictional story, Dr. Bryan Litfin makes history come alive. If you've ever wondered what life was like for early believers, you will love The Conqueror."

Chris Fabry, author and radio host

"The Conqueror is a wonderful mix of excellence in storytelling and keen insight into the setting's historical context. This is what you get when a historian crosses over the authorial divide into the world of fiction. Read this book! Read all of Bryan's books! They are enjoyable from beginning to end. This is certainly on my list of Christmas presents for the readers in my family."

Benjamin K. Forrest, author and professor

The Author

  1. Bryan Litfin

    Bryan Litfin

    Bryan Litfin is the author of the Chiveis Trilogy, as well as several works of nonfiction, including Early Christian Martyr Stories, After Acts, and Getting to Know the Church Fathers. A former professor of theology at the Moody Bible...

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