About the Book
Some debts you cannot repay, no matter how long you live…
Seasoned imperial officer Marcus Sempronius Gracchus leads the 9th Roman Legion into a bloody battle against a fierce barbarian tribe. It’s a battle he won’t survive.
When he awakens three days later, clawing his way from a shallow grave, Marcus must face the reality of his new existence. He will never see the afterlife–but that won’t stop him from dying time and again over the next 2,000 years.
But Marcus is not the only one cursed with eternal life, and they are determined to bring the world crashing to its knees. Forced to confront the only brother he has ever known, can Marcus prevent the inevitable and find redemption?
Follow the story of a man who should be dead, as he tries to save the world… and his soul.
Part Highlander, part Jason Bourne, The Last Roman is the historical fiction and modern thriller you deserve.
“An extraordinary idea extraordinarily well-told. Greenwood has a special talent for creating believable characters in a believably realized historic setting.”—Ron Miller, Hugo Award-winning Author
About the Author
B.K. Greenwood lives in Austin, Texas, with his wife and wolfpack of 4 rescue dogs. He loves to travel and has incorporated his experiences into his writing. B.K. enjoys works of fiction and nonfiction, with a heavy emphasis on history, adventure, and classics. His passion for history is on display in his debut novel, The Last Roman: Exile.
Qn 1: Can you tell us more about your book What is it about?
The Last Roman tells the story of Marcus Sempronius Gracchus, a Roman soldier from 37 AD. Due to his involvement in the crucifixion of Jesus Christ, he is cursed to live forever. The story is set in the modern-day, but roughly half the chapters are historical flashbacks that provide insights into character motivation and plot development. The primary antagonist is another immortal, the disciple Thomas (commonly known as Doubting Thomas). This is book one of a trilogy.
Qn 2: Who do you think would be interested in this book, is it directed at any particular market?
Anyone interested in a fast-paced, action-filled novel! It is a historical novel, as well as a modern-day thriller. You don’t have to love history, just love a good adventure to enjoy this book!
Qn 3: Out of all the books in the world, and all the authors, which are your favourite and why?
I have many authors and books that I enjoy. But perhaps my favorite was Edgar Rice Burroughs. He was one of the first authors to build new worlds around his exciting characters. In more modern periods, I love Clive Cussler and Frederick Forsyth.
Qn 4: What guidance would you offer to someone new, or trying to enhance their writing?
Read. Write. Share your work with strangers. Friends and family are great, but they will be reluctant to give honest feedback. Get a professional editor and cover designer.
Qn 5: Where can our readers find out more about you, do you have a website, or a way to be contacted?
Yes! My website is www.bkgreenwood.com
They can also find me on Facebook (bkgreenwood) and instagram (bkgreenwood70).