Centurion’s Daughter

Written and illustrated by master storyteller Justin Swanton, Centurion’s Daughter is a thoughtful and compelling journey to a little-known period of history when an empire fell and the foundations of Christendom were laid.



Her Frankish mother dead, 17-year-old Aemilia arrives at Soissons in Roman Gaul in search of her Roman father whom she has never met. She knows only that his name is Tarunculus and that he is a former centurion. She finds an old man fixed on the past, attempting in vain to kindle a spark of patriotism in his countrymen.

Soon, Aemilia is caught up in her father’s schemes to save the Empire and the intrigues of the Roman nobility in Soissons. In the war between Franks and Romans to decide the fate of the last imperial province, Providence will lead her down a path she could never have imagined.

About the Author:

Justin Swanton resides in Durban, South Africa with his wife. He has published a book of comic verse and a collection of plays for schools. His interests are Late Roman history, Church history, illustration and cartoon drawing, and games design. Centurion’s Daughter is his first novel. He is currently working on a sequel.

Paperback: 336 pages

Publisher: Arx Pub (August 15, 2011)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 1935228056

ISBN-13: 978-1935228059

Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.8 x 8.5 inches

Shipping Weight: 14.4 ounces