More Than Honor: Duty and honor had anchored his life, but only truth could set him free.

Ready for the next adventure filled with danger, friendship, faith, and love? Join me again in the Roman Empire of Hadrian, this time in Rome itself in AD 126. The next volume in the Light in the Empire series is here!

As Tribune Titianus hunts the one who killed Pompeia’s father, will he discover the secret that could lead to her death?

It’s another tale of light in the darkness and hope in difficult times!

More Than Honor can be read stand-alone, like all the books in the Light in the Empire series. But if you’ve been wondering whether Septimus Sabinus from Honor Bound was still choosing to live his life based on honor three years later, like Marcus Brutus had hoped he would, you’ll be glad to see the young man he’s become.

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More Than Honor by Carol Ashby
Volume 10 of the Light in the Empire series

Duty and honor had anchored his life, but only truth could set him free.

Devotion to duty and dogged determination make Tribune Titianus the most feared investigator of the Urban Cohort. Honor drives him to hunt down anyone who breaks Roman law, but it becomes personal when Lenaeus, his old tutor, is murdered in his own classroom. Why kill a respected teacher of the noble sons of Rome, a man who has nothing worth stealing and no known enemies? Had he learned something too dangerous to let him live?

Pompeia was only a girl when Titianus studied with Father before her family became Christians. She and her brother Kaeso can’t move their school from the house where their father was killed. But what if the one who killed Father comes to kill again? Kaeso’s friend Septimus insists they spend nights at his father’s well-guarded home. But danger lurks there as well. As Titianus hunts for the murderer, will he discover their secret faith and arrest them as enemies of the Empire?

When Titianus gets too close to finding the killer, the hunter becomes the hunted. While he recovers at his cousin Septimus’s house, Pompeia becomes the first woman to touch his heart. But a tribune’s loyalty is sworn to Rome, no matter how he feels. When her faith is revealed, will truth and love mean more to him than honor? Does honor require more than devotion to Rome?

Light in the Empire Series: Dangerous times, difficult friendships, lives transformed by forgiveness and love

More Than Honor is the tenth volume in the Light in the Empire series, which follows the interconnected lives of six Roman families during the reigns of Trajan and Hadrian. Each can be read stand-alone. The twelve novels of the series will take you around the Empire, from Germania and Britannia to Thracia, Dacia, and Judaea and, of course, to Rome itself.

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