G. A. Henty brings history to life through his engaging historical fiction novels. I have been in a Bible study revolving around the time of the fall of the Temple, recalled that Henty had written on that topic, and I loved this book. He brings together many nicely developed characters whom we have good record of in history and brings them to life. His plots are nicely developed and keep your interest throughout the novel. Henty also gives a great picture of the culture of the era and peoples.