Trunk of Scrolls

Trunk of Scrolls



Post Apocalyptic Antioch, 526 AD

The earth shakes like a beast awakening. Now Antioch, once the glory of Rome, lies in ruins—a broken-backed man that cannot stand.

Young Byzantine nobleman Marcellus takes up sword and wits to protect his neighbors, Byziana and her young siblings, on a seven hundred mile journey to Constantinople to find their missing father and restore their lost fortune.

A young nobleman. A dark secret. A trunk of Scripture scrolls. 

Kyrie Eleison. God have mercy.

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Their World is Over. Everything is Destroyed.
All that’s left is a Trunk of Scripture Scrolls.

A broken life…Shoving aside the rubble covering his once-perfect life, Marcellus sees his home in ruins, his family scattered, and his faith broken by the unpredictable God who destroyed everything. Now he must escort his family on a perilous journey to Constantinople to find his lost uncle and recover the family’s missing fortune.

A cursed ring… His hidden love for bold and daring Byziana is complicated by one overwhelming fact–she is betrothed to sword-wielding Belisarius, Marcellus’s greatest foe. No one but Marcellus knows the danger, but his honor forbids him from revealing it.

A neglected trunk… Their hope lies in a trunk of Scripture scrolls. But they have no idea.

Kyrie Eleison. God have mercy.

Genre: Historical Fiction
Publisher: Entrust Source Publishers
Publication Year: 2016
ISBN: 9781942308126

“Church history is exciting, but not always told in an exciting way. As historical fiction, Trunk of Scrolls transports the reader to another time and place while making it all seem less remote. Written in vivid—sometimes almost poetic—prose, this is a page-turner. I’m sure that it will reach the wide audience that it deserves.”
“This exciting and engaging story takes us back to the sixth century in order to consider the most critical question of every age: Who is Jesus Christ? A great read!”
“Trunk of Scrolls is a fascinating and entertaining story. A joy to read. If you like to be engaged as you read and see how Scripture can help you make good choices through difficult situations, this story is for you.”
I love stories where families pull together as they struggle through all the difficulties and hardships of life – with only one true guiding light. This is exactly what you get in Trunk of Scrolls. You also get high drama in situations that will warm your heart, break your heart and strengthen your family. It will help your family see the only solution and what it means to follow Christ in a broken and threatening world.
“Trunk of Scrolls is an illuminating story written with the novelist’s eye for the telling detail. Darlene Bocek does more than tell a story—she breathes life into church history and inspires us to reverence for the Sacred Writings. A sparkling tale that is rich with meaning.”
About the Author
Darlene N. Bocek

Darlene Bocek and her family live in Izmir, Turkey. She and her family are Marvel MCU, early Star Wars, and Twilight Zone fans and her favorite MCU character is Rocket Raccoon. Besides being a pastor’s wife, she is mom to four wonderful young adults, each one her most favorite.

The family lives on an olive farm overlooking the Aegean Sea. To date, they have nine  sixteen twenty-four cats, three giant dogs, two cute Havanese doggos and one African Grey parrot. (Check HERE for pictures!) Most pets are named for movie characters.

Making the Bible accessible, the main message of her stories, is dear to their family's heart.  If she had free time, Darlene would enjoy cooking, gardening, painting, sewing, and training her wild animals.

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