Raised in a family that forbade television, reading was the only escape. Ben King has read a zillion books, but he was most influenced by Mark Twain, O. Henry, Barbara W. Tuchman, and Larry McMurtry. An English major in college, adventure stole the degree. A chronic scholar, Ben King has studied closely the why's and how's of this human experience. Hard living was the greatest influence. A rough and tumble life that began on the Cumberland Mountain of Tennessee supplied the grit to tell the truth on paper. Think About It, King's short story book, is still selling well, but his new book is destined to be a best seller.
The new release is entitled Legions of the Lord. A tale of romance, adventure, music, and spirituality, this book is destined to be a hit. It is based on an unheard of (or unthought of) concept: Jesus wasn't crucified, but was accepted by the Jews. They adopted his religion of the Fatherhood of God and the brotherhood of man and taught it to the Romans. The Romans became ethical and progressive and conquered the world, all except North Asia. Around 3000 AD, a young, brilliant, and fearless North Asian warrior sets out to conquer the Republic through the corruption of its highly spiritual youth. New Rome sits on the site we know as San Francisco, and from there the heroine of our tale launches her counter attack on the North Asian and his group of pleasure seekers, while her brother, a tribune in the army in Old Rome dreams of being Pompey the Great. It's a set of circumstances that compels a colorful cast of characters on a collision course that will change the world and bring about a new spiritual age. A must read.