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Arena

Arena

ARENA is a Sunday Times bestselling novel from Simon Scarrow, author of INVICTUS, CENTURION and THE GLADIATOR, and T.J. Andrews. Perfect for fans of Bernard Cornwell. Praise for Simon Scarrow’s gripping novels: ‘Ferocious and compelling’ Daily Express

It is AD 41. The city of Rome is a dangerous place.

Optio Macro of the Second Legion, recently decorated for courage on the battlefield, can’t wait to leave the teeming city behind. He’s dismayed when he’s compelled to stay in Rome to train Marcus Valerius Pavo, a young gladiatorial recruit.

Though fearless Pavo has fought for his life before, he’s a novice in the arenas. But he’s a driven man, with a goal dearer than survival – to avenge his father’s death at the hands of a champion gladiator. Will he live to face his nemesis?

ARENA has previously been published as five separate ebook novellas. This print edition brings the complete series together.
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Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Historical Fiction

On Sale: 25th January 2018

Price: £8.99

ISBN-13: 9780755398256

Reviews

Scarrow's [novels] rank with the best
Independent
A fast-moving and exceptionally well-paced historical thriller
BBC History Magazine
A satisfyingly bloodthirsty, bawdy romp...perfect for Bernard Cornwell addicts who will relish its historical detail and fast-paced action. Storming stuff
Good Book Guide
Ferocious and compelling
Daily Express
Praise for Simon Scarrow's novels: 'I really don't need this kind of competition... It's a great read'
Rollicking good fun
Mail on Sunday
Gripping and moving
The Times
A Rome full of HOUSE OF CARDS treachery... Roman soldiering at its very best - even by Scarrow's high standards - in this winning chunk of historical fiction
Sunday Sport