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The Gladiator by Simon Scarrow


The Gladiator

Simon Scarrow


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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 is a Sunday Times No. 1 bestselling author. His bestsellers include his earlier novels featuring Roman soldiers Macro and Cato, most recently Praetorian and The Legion, as well as Sword and Scimitar, about the 1565 Siege of Malta, and four novels about the lives of the Duke of Wellington and Napoleon Bonaparte - Young Bloods, The Generals, Fire and Sword and The Fields of Death. He is the author with T. J. Andrew s of the bestselling Arena. Simon's novels have been published in the USA and in translation all around the world.

 

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512 pages

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Publisher
Headline Book Publishing an imprint of Headline Publishing Group

Publication date
5th December 2009

Categories
Action / Adventure
Books for the Boys
Historical Fiction
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ISBN
9780755327799
 


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