Perusia is a novel of historical fiction that follows the experience of 5 boys in Rome and Perusia in the time just after the assassination of Julius Ceasar. Two families are disrupted when the parents of the boys are arrested as a result of corrupt actions by the Senate. Their homes are expropriated and the parents thrown in prison. A Black Prince and a Blind Prophet offer to help. This book is followed by a sequel, Kush.