Set in the 1st Century of the Common Era, this historical fiction tells about a Roman Courier who participates in the preservation and distribution of letters that later became a part of the Christian New Testament. This fictional biography is a story of dedication, personal development, love, adventure, revenge, and purpose: to deliver a contract and to survive in the process.
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Tychicus: The Roman Courier is adult, historical fiction that uses dialogue and action to trace the adventures of a civilian, Roman courier, who lives by the courier's code. Sold into slavery after the deaths of his father and mother, with the help of an African slave, Tychicus escapes from slavery, learns to fight like a Bantu warrior, and travels around the Great Sea to Egypt. He completes his education under the sponsorship of Pompeius, a naval commander; he avenges the murder of this first love and becomes a courier. A lifetime of travel takes him to the far reaches of the Roman Empire; he experiences profound love and heartbreaking tragedy. During his travels, he encounters some of Christianity's early leaders and promises to deliver some of the Christian writings. The novel provides the reader with a picture of a few New Testament characters from a non-Chrisitan, an "outsider's," point of view. To say the least, this is a provocative story.