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The Gladiator (Eagles of the Empire 9)

The Gladiator (Eagles of the Empire 9)

IF YOU DON’T KNOW SIMON SCARROW, YOU DON’T KNOW ROME!

THE GLADIATOR is the action-packed and compelling ninth novel in Simon Scarrow’s bestselling Eagles of the Empire series. A must read for fans of Bernard Cornwell. Praise for Simon Scarrow’s historical novels: ‘Gripping…ferocious and compelling’ Daily Express

AD 48. The friendship between Roman Centurions Cato and Macro is rock solid. Returning to Rome from a harrowing campaign, they are shipwrecked when an earthquake strikes the island of Crete. Struggling ashore they discover panic, devastation and a slave revolt. Led by a gladiator called Ajax, the slaves are driven by a bloodthirsty desire for revenge that renders them almost invincible.

Taking control of the shaken men of the local garrison, Cato and Macro must save the province, before the rebellion can threaten the Empire itself…
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Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Historical Fiction

On Sale: 6th August 2009

Price: £8.99

ISBN-13: 9780755353453

Reviews

Scarrow's [novels] rank with the best
Independent
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
Rollicking good fun
Mail on Sunday
Praise for Simon Scarrow: 'I really don't need this kind of competition... It's a great read'
Bernard Cornwell
A new book in Simon Scarrow's series about the Roman army is always a joy
The Times
Gripping... ferocious and compelling, it is a story of blood, romance and sacrifice
Daily Express
Gripping
Sunday Times