What was unique about the Seven Churches of the Book of Revelation? This first book in the Thieves Tale series, the Persian Dagger, begins the incredible journey of two very different men. The story is set in the time of the Roman Empire and the early Church. Both men are thrown together in the brutal world of slavery as boys. Both lost everything of value at the hands of one of histories greatest imperial families. The Flavian family of Emperors were responsible for the destruction and slaughter of thousands both in Judea and Rome. The reader will be immersed in the secretive and mysterious world of the seven Churches and the cities in which they had to endure incredible hardships and dangers. You will hear the last words of Jesus Christ to His Church and those words will come alive with the light of understanding.