Nicaea Trilogy

Three Novellas

Fiction - Historical - Event/Era
264 Pages
Reviewed on 08/13/2015
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Author Biography

Warren is now a freelance writer after more than 30 years in the field of communications. He worked as a newspaper reporter, television reporter and producer, and then managed advertising, marketing and public relations programs for companies in greater Los Angeles.

His Christian faith came together with a love of history to produce his first historical novel, Faithful Journey, published by Redemption Press. The novel is a retelling of Luke's remarkable account in Acts of the New Testament and has received high praise for its compelling story and historical accuracy.

Warren's second book, the Nicaea Trilogy, is a sequel to his first novel. It is published by Whitegate Publishing. The trilogy is a set of three novellas about an ancient codex that becomes the object of a relentless quest spanning centuries.

He is a member of the American Christian Fiction Writers and the Historical Novel Society.

Warren lives in southern California and is married and has three children.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Kathryn Bennett for Readers' Favorite

Nicaea Trilogy: Three Novellas by Warren Lamb is a collection offering three novellas that take on a theme of history. This book spins the story of an ancient codex so rare it becomes the object of a quest, and this quest spans time and place. There are both real characters and fictional ones that interact together and tell the story of life changing events. The events take place in the time of the Roman Empire, the fall of Jerusalem, the Council of Nicaea and even the early 20th century. Take a journey of adventure and faith in this codex.

This story is both well written and entertaining. Normally when I read books that have both historically true characters and fictional ones I don't expect much, but Nicaea Trilogy is different. Warren Lamb knows how to spin a story so that you feel immersed in it fully and can't tell the fiction from the history, and that makes this book truly enjoyable. No single character stood out to me because they were all entertaining and well fleshed out. This group of novellas truly fits well together and has none of the usual jarring feeling you get when several short stories are put into one book together. All in all, if you are looking for a book that is historical, entertaining, and gives you a different look at religious journeys, this is a read for you. I have not read the first book that goes with this one, but I feel this is a fairly good stand alone in its own right and I will be looking forward to more from this author.

Clinton McLemore

This is an impressively creative book. Warren Lamb blends history with believable fiction to craft plots that are well designed and fluently told. If the art of writing good fiction is "a good story well told," he does it. I read his earlier book, based on the book of Acts, and this one is just as engaging. Well done!