Do you know any Jewish historical novels that center around the lives and times of the rabbis of the Talmud? I know As a Driven Leaf but very few others.
I think a community wiki answer would be good for this question. Everyone, feel free to add your book recommendations.
- האסופי מנרבתא (The Foundling of Narbata) by Hadassah Klosch - Rabbi Akiva is only a secondary character in the book, but his arrest and subsequent death is a key plotline.
The Orchard by Yochi Brandes is on Rabbi Akiva.