Emperor: Time's Tapestry Book One is an historical fiction novel that spans four centuries. The story will
continue in the Conqueror: Time's Tapestry Book Two. I enjoyed reading about the history in this novel
but felt the character development was weak. The historical scenes are very well-written and very interesting to
At Nectovelin's birth his mother, Brica, (struggling with a long and difficult labor) begins babbling a prophecy
in Latin (a tongue she does not know). Nectovelin is born as Brica dies. Cunovic, Nectovelin's uncle , writes the
prophecy out on parchment and when Nectovelin grows older passes it on to him. The prophecy was given the same year
as the birth of Jesus.
In 43 AD Britain is invaded by Claudius. Nectovelin is confident in the prophecy given a half-century earlier.
It foretold of the coming of the Romans but it also foretold of freedom. When Nectovelin fails to fulfill the
prophecy his descendants remain faithful to it and diligently await the prophecy's fulfillment.
Claudius spares Agrippina (Nectovelin's cousin) because he is intrigued by her. He takes her to Rome and even
after she's released from Claudius' household she chooses to remain in Rome and live in the Roman manner. She
marries and has children. Thus the prophecy is handed down from generation to generation in this
both British and Roman family.
As time passes, the tapestry of history is woven thread by thread.