Beast of the Yukon

Strange Theater

Book 4
Jonathan Malone
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Who would have guessed that Colt Brennan was an anthropologist? While tracking Bigfoot in an attempt to prove the new theory of evolution, Colt and his guide, an old prospector, are robbed by a gang of cutthroats. One of them carelessly divulges the location of their hideout, the Valley of Sasquatch. What an auspicious clue. Following Yukon Jack's gang into British Columbia, the trackers join forces with Sergeant Preston Steele of the Northwest Mounted Police who is also pursuing the robbers. A local urchin who is infatuated with Steele tags along, presenting herself to them when they are too deep in the frontier to turn back. But Susannah is enough of a tomboy to meet the challenge; which includes some surprising revelations about Bigfoot.
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Jonathan Malone pastors a small Baptist church in southern Arkansas. During an undergraduate degree in Art Education, he devoured Nietzsche, Baudelaire, Rimbaud, and Henry Miller. He went on to earn the Master of Arts and Master of Fine Arts degrees in Painting. Afterward he taught in the public schools and on the university level, supplementing his income with carpentry and rental management. He also worked regularly as a freelance graphic artist and web designer. Now he is interested in Biblical prophecy, and has spent the last few years writing novels.

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Jonathan Malone
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Published on
Aug 28, 2018
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188
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English
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Fiction / Action & Adventure
Fiction / Fairy Tales, Folk Tales, Legends & Mythology
Fiction / Fantasy / Action & Adventure
Fiction / Horror
Fiction / Science Fiction / Action & Adventure
Fiction / Science Fiction / Alien Contact
Fiction / Science Fiction / General
Fiction / Westerns
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Roman Night is the second novel in The Sebastian Cycle trilogy of the Blood of Martyrs series, which deals with the persecution of Christians during the reign of Emperor Diocletian. The main character is the historical figure known in hagiographic literature as Saint Sebastian.


Historians suppose that Emperor Diocletian only visited Rome upon his accession in 284 and for the triumph of his Vicennalia (celebrating twenty years of reigning) in 303. This is incorrect. He was also there in 288 for a belated ceremony authorizing and commemorating Maximian co-emperor and Augustus.


This upcoming celebration occasions trouble for Sebastian, Chief of the Palace Security in Rome. During the emperor’s absence, Sebastian has been using the official residence to host clandestine meetings of Christians, one of whom is the beautiful Susanna. He cannot skirt the issue any longer. Has he been guilty of cowardice for keeping his Christianity secret?


As the emperors approach Rome, a false brother of the Church on the Palatine, a financial officer named Torquatus, begins laying the groundwork for betraying Sebastian and his friends. Although he is an informant for the pagan authorities, he hopes to eventually take over the church of Rome, foisting his own brand of heresy on it.


Two members of the Praetorian Guard are incarcerated first. Determined to overcome his fear, Sebastian refuses to disavow them. In an astonishing turnabout, some of the very officials charged with proscribing the Christians are converted by Sebastian’s bold preaching.

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