Destitutio Quod Remissio by Beau Armstrong (Book Review #214)

Destitutio Quod Remissio by Beau Armstrong

Destitutio Quod Remissio is a historical fiction written about a good Christian named, Marcus. The story is set in the 4th Century where faith is a secret and those exposed get to lose everything. As it happens, Marcus is betrayed and his faith is uncovered, followed by him losing his wife and unborn child. As Marcus seeks refuge, finding Benjamin Truvia, the leader of the hidden church, he also discovers who was behind the betrayal. He then has a choice to make. He has to either forgive the person, as his faith teaches him to do so or to seek revenge.

The most valued and admired part about this book was that not only the character development was superbly done, but also the faith was beautifully described. The story is set in Rome where Christianity is condemned. The historical references were precise and it was obvious that the author knew his history. The research and work were very well accomplished. The pace of the story was steady and I believe anyone that enjoys reading historical fiction would find this novel to be intriguing.

There was a hint of romance and some unclear, unresolved parts towards the end, which could have possibly mean that the author has plans to write a sequel? Either way, the book was a great read with good literary standards.

I believe the message embedded in this book is what we face in today’s society and for that, I salute the author for raising the awareness.

Written by Jeyran Main

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