The Gladiator: A Roman Legion Novel

The Gladiator: A Roman Legion Novel

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by Simon Scarrow
     
 

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As an author, Simon Scarrow is fast becoming a worldwide phenomenon. His Roman Legion series chronicling the adventures of centurions Macro and Cato has been met with near universal acclaim, drawing comparisons to the best of his contemporaries.
In The Gladiator, Macro and Cato are returning to Rome from a harrowing campaign against the Parthians when their

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As an author, Simon Scarrow is fast becoming a worldwide phenomenon. His Roman Legion series chronicling the adventures of centurions Macro and Cato has been met with near universal acclaim, drawing comparisons to the best of his contemporaries.
In The Gladiator, Macro and Cato are returning to Rome from a harrowing campaign against the Parthians when their transport ship is almost capsized by a freak tidal wave. They barely make it to the port of Matala in Crete where they are stunned to find a devastated town. An earthquake has struck the island, destroying its cities and killing thousands. In the chaotic aftermath, large bands of the island's slaves begin to revolt and local bandits, taking advantage of the slave rebellion, urge the Cretans to overthrow the Roman administration. With many of the island's troops either killed or wounded during the earthquake, the governor of the province calls on Macro and Cato for help. Can they move swiftly enough to counter the rebellion before it sweeps the Romans from the island? A master of his craft, Simon Scarrow combines stunning historical detail with riveting battles and rich characters to bring the Roman Empire to life as never before.

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Praise for Simon Scarrow:

"I really don't need this kind of competition." —Bernard Cornwell

"Scarrow manages to summon up all the glory and the gore that characterized life in the Roman legions. Outstanding military history from a relatively new master of the genre." —Booklist

"A combustible concoction of intrigue, treachery, and violence…Scarrow's combat is brutal and sanguinary; his imperial politics are almost as sharp." —Publishers Weekly

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781590207819
Publisher:
The Overlook Press
Publication date:
05/30/2013
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
384
Sales rank:
1,216,646
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.60(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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Praise for Simon Scarrow:

"I really don't need this kind of competition." —Bernard Cornwell

"Scarrow manages to summon up all the glory and the gore that characterized life in the Roman legions. Outstanding military history from a relatively new master of the genre." —Booklist

"A combustible concoction of intrigue, treachery, and violence…Scarrow's combat is brutal and sanguinary; his imperial politics are almost as sharp." —Publishers Weekly

Meet the Author

Simon Scarrow is the internationally bestselling author of the Roman Legion series. He was educated at the University of East Anglia and was a history professor before becoming a full-time writer.

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The Gladiator: A Roman Legion Novel 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this book; however, I found out, as happened for an earlier Scarrow book, that the follow-on book to this in the series was UNAVAILABLE on Nook. I previously went through the trouble of getting a paper version of the other missing book, but I'm tired of that and am done with that. If next book is unavailable on the Nook, then I'll just cease my purchasing of this series and consider this one as my final read in the series. Mr. Scarrow, your publisher made a mistake by not making this available on Nook. I think I saw "Kindle Edition" listed on Amazon, but there was no way to purchase it. As such, I assume no electronic edition was made available to customers.
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Kieran51 More than 1 year ago
The return of his two Roman soilders to the fray. Well researched with great period trappings. Well paced. Always a good read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Absolutely awesome, just as good as any other novel in the series. Wish they had the next one in the series for sale.
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