The Sea Kings Of Rome

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What started out as a traditional fight to the death ended up being the most dramatic gladiatorial bout ever recorded blow for blow. No other fight in Roman history has been more sensational, more remarkable than the fight between Priscus and Verus. The bout's curious place in history stems from it's unique beginning and remarkable end.

In 79 AD, two men heralded as demi-gods, stepped onto Roman Triremes as they prepared themselves for the Naumachia. They were both champions, ...

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What started out as a traditional fight to the death ended up being the most dramatic gladiatorial bout ever recorded blow for blow. No other fight in Roman history has been more sensational, more remarkable than the fight between Priscus and Verus. The bout's curious place in history stems from it's unique beginning and remarkable end.

In 79 AD, two men heralded as demi-gods, stepped onto Roman Triremes as they prepared themselves for the Naumachia. They were both champions, having proved themselves through epic gladiatorial combat; but now, as they looked over the dozens of ships crowded in the man-made harbor, they would have a chance to join the ranks of legend.

None of that fame mattered to Verus-a man who had been forced into this barbarity. As he stared long and hard at thousands of opponents across the lake, all begging for the combat to begin, only one of the many faces mattered to him-that was the man that caused the nightmares, the man that undid everything. That was the man they called Priscus the Gaul.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780982582329
  • Publisher: Black Rose Writing
  • Publication date: 11/26/2009
  • Pages: 370
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.82 (d)

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  • Posted December 20, 2009

    The most fascinating and moving book I have ever read.

    This book fascinates me because it parallels history. The fight between Priscus and Verus really occurred in the Coliseum. The Sea Kings of Rome uses factual recorded history to weave an intriguing story based upon the life and times of Roman citizens, gladiators, slaves, and politicians. Nixon accurately portraits the lifestyle of gladiators with tremendous detail. I highly recommend this book for all readers.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 5, 2012

    This book is awesome.   I've never read a battle scene that felt

    This book is awesome.   I've never read a battle scene that felt so real.  If this book was made into a movie, it would be a top box office for sure.  Awesome, awesome book.  Highly recommend it to anyone that likes gladiator books or movies.    

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  • Posted July 29, 2010

    Insightful

    Intriguing book! I loved following the lives of these two characters, understanding their backgrounds and their development. I found I could relate to them, sympathize with them, hope for them, and love them. How impressive that the author has so much human understanding!
    Great book, very insightful.

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  • Posted June 29, 2010

    Great book!

    I really enjoyed the characters. They were rich and well developed, and rightly so because they are based on real people. Very powerful dialog. That is what I loved the most. Very well done.

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  • Posted April 5, 2010

    The perfect book for getting away from it all

    I totally loved this book. I love a great story full of adventure to take me away from real life. A real page-turner for me.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 17, 2010

    Amazing!

    An exciting and captivating adventure! The book is an amazingly well researched historical fiction with a compelling story. The best book about gladiators out there! I highly recommend this book to all.

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  • Posted December 29, 2009

    Most exciting fight scenes of any book I've read!

    This book was extremely captivating from cover to cover. The battles were awesome! Definately a must read book.

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  • Posted December 21, 2009

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    IT's like reading a movie.

    Yeah, I thought this was a great book. I liked all the little historical facts, but mostly it was just great entertainment. I told my friends it's like reading a movie.

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  • Posted December 20, 2009

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    Wonderful display of literary talent.

    I found echoes of Shakespeare, Milton, and Virgil. The author is as well read as he is talented. I found it exciting and thrilling to the end.

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  • Posted December 20, 2009

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    Simple powerful!

    I found powerful in its emmotional depth and bredth. The characters are real enough to walk of the pages. Great book.

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  • Posted December 20, 2009

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    Very Refreshing

    I have not a read a book that has such a mix of intrigue and excitement in a long time. I am thrilled to read the sequel.

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  • Posted December 20, 2009

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    Great book

    This book was fantastic. It kept me on the edge of my seat wanting more. I hope there is another book in the sequel.

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  • Posted December 20, 2009

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    Stunning novel

    The Sea Kings of Rome: Champions of the Naumachia is an amazing and well thought out book. I loved it--from the begining to the end.

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