Arena: Barbarian (Part One of the Roman Arena Series)
By Simon Scarrow and T. J. Andrews
From the bestselling author of CENTURION and THE GLADIATOR comes a gripping series of ebook novellas that follow new Roman recruit Pavo and his gruelling bid to rise to the top
The first in an ebook-exclusive series of action-packed novellas set in Ancient Rome introducing Pavo, a novice gladiator, and featuring Simon Scarrow's ongoing soldier character Optio Macro.
It is AD 41. The savage Gaul Britomaris has defeated the best of the Roman gladiators in the arena. Now a young volunteer, Marcus Valerius Pavo, the son of a murdered general, has been given a month to prepare to face Britomaris in a fight which only one man can survive. He is to be trained by veteran soldier Macro, who fears for his young trainee's chances. But Pavo is motivated by more than a simple desire for victory or survival, and Britomaris may yet be facing his most dangerous opponent...
Simon Scarrow supports the Bansang Hospital Appeal - learn more at www.bansanghospitalappeal.org. He will be donating his earnings from the sale of this book to the Appeal.
Simon Scarrow's passion for writing began at an early age. After a childhood spent travelling the world he pursued his great love of history as a teacher, before becoming a full-time writer. His Roman soldier heroes Cato and Macro first stormed the book shops in UNDER THE EAGLE, and have subsequently appeared in a number of bestsellers. He lives outside Norwich with his family.
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25 Oct 2012
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