Optimus: Praetorian Guard by Patrick Prescott
Approx. 98,590 words.
Published on August 30, 2012.
Optimus is a hard drinking, fast living Roman Soldier who becomes a Christian while guarding the Apostle Paul. He navigates the dual loyalties between faith and duty from the emperors Nero to Domitian working with others in the Praetorian Guard to place the first Christian emperor on the throne of Rome.