GUARDIAN OF THE FLAME
In a city ravaged by the clash of cultures, one woman fights for solitude. Will a Roman soldier destroy her peace?
Alexandria, 48 BC. Sophia has spent nearly twenty years as the keeper of the Lighthouse of Alexandria, alone in her task and in her heart. But when the wealthy capital of Egypt is invaded by Julius Caesar and his Roman legion, Sophia’s peace is shattered and her lighthouse invaded. The Roman general would steal both her country and its queen, the Greek Cleopatra, and when his military strategy endangers the city’s best scholars and their secret invention, Sophia must discover a way to protect the men. But as the historic war erupts with Sophia caught in its chaos, she finds that the Roman centurion instructed to invade her lighthouse is also invading her heart.
T. L. Higley holds a degree in English Literature and is the author of five previous novels, including the Seven Wonders Novels. She has traveled extensively through the Middle East while researching her books, and loves to bring the ancient world to life. She lives with her husband and four children near Philadelphia.