The capital of the 6th century Roman Empire simmers a rich stew of creeds, cultures, and citizens with a sprinkling of cutthroats and crimes. John the Eunuch, Emperor Justinian’s Lord Chamberlain, orders a Christian court while himself observing the rites of the great bull god, Mithra. Thomas, a knight from Arthur’s court in misty Britain, [...] Read More →
At the very time John desperately needs to clear himself of accusations he murdered a senator in the Hippodrome, the Emperor Justinian sends him to discover why sheep in a remote Egyptian village are cutting their own throats.
It is now two years after One For Sorrow and John the Eunuch, Lord Chamberlain to the Emperor Justinian, is faced with a new and byzantine problem: why are Constantinople’s holy stylites bursting into flames as they stand atop their pillars? His investigations are hampered by a pagan philosophy tutor from his youth and a [...] Read More →