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The Gladiator by Simon Scarrow


The Gladiator

Simon Scarrow


Action / Adventure   Books for the Boys   Historical Fiction   
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Sarah Broadhurst's view...

If you are unaware of the Roman army officers Macro and Cato you are missing out.  One is old and a veteran, the other young and clever, and together they get involved in all sorts of situations and overcome great odds.  Here they are returning to Rome and get washed up in Crete in the aftermath of an earthquake, an ideal opportunity for a slave uprising.  Constant action, likeable heroes and lots of history make this an excellent series.


Comparison: Bernard Cornwell, Steven Pressfield, Conn Iggulden.



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The Gladiator by Simon Scarrow

The action-packed new novel featuring Roman army officers Macro and Cato from Sunday Times bestselling author Simon ScarrowWhile centurions Macro and Cato are returning to Rome from a harrowing campaign against the Parthians, their transport ship is almost capsized by a 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?


Reviews

'I don't need this kind of compeition'
Bernard Cornwell

'Fast paced and compelling... another excellent addition to this enjoyable series'
Canberra Times, Australia


About the Author

Simon Scarrow

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 in 2005. Simon's Roman soldier heroes Cato and Macro first stormed the book shops in 2000, and Simon continues to create one new adult Roman novel each year. Simon has many other literary projects in hand including a young adult Roman series and THE SWORD AND THE SCIMITAR, an epic tale of the Siege of Malta in the sixteenth century.


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Format
Paperback
512 pages

Author
Simon Scarrow

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Author's Website
www.scarrow.co.uk

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  • Sun, 13 Apr 2014 @ 16:48
    Just noticed. We've reached 12999 likes. One more to go to 13K!
  • Sat, 12 Apr 2014 @ 21:56
    Down to the last chapter and a half of the new Macro and Cato novel. Just a bit of violence and a traitor or two... http://t.co/mb0X1ZYMJP
  • Thu, 10 Apr 2014 @ 13:23
    If you are a UK book blogger you can now request a review copy of my latest paperback THE BLOOD CROWS on @bookbridgr: http://t.co/iiWqs7Tlcb
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    RT @bookbridgr: Calling all @SimonScarrow fans - THE BLOOD CROWS is now available to request: http://t.co/S5xf61c6hB
  • Mon, 7 Apr 2014 @ 12:39
    The upcoming Italian cover for The Eagle in the Sand. I particularly like the tagline: 'If you don't know... http://t.co/39aJZbXRdV

Publisher
Headline Book Publishing an imprint of Headline Publishing Group

Publication date
5th December 2009

Categories
Action / Adventure
Books for the Boys
Historical Fiction


ISBN
9780755327799
 



















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