Iras of the Empire
by Lynne Bergero
The novel Iras of the Empire tells the story of one woman’s quest for the source of power and peace in a dangerous world. A Nubian orphan, Iras becomes a servant to the wife of Pontius Pilate. From Jerusalem to Meroe to Ephesus, Iras’ past collides with her future as the tension between the silversmith she loves and the defenders of a new faith erupts into a firestorm.