The Gladiator

The Gladiator

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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. While 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?show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 512 pages
  • 130 x 194 x 34mm | 281.23g
  • Headline Publishing Group
  • Headline Book Publishing
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Maps
  • 0755327799
  • 9780755327799
  • 15,426

Review quote

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 Rollicking good fun Mail on Sunday 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 Gripping Sunday Times Scarrow's [novels] rank with the best Independentshow more

About Simon Scarrow

Simon Scarrow is a Sunday Times No. 1 bestselling author. His many successful books include his Eagles of the Empire novels featuring Roman soldiers Macro and Cato, most recently INVICTUS, BRITANNIA, BROTHERS IN BLOOD and PRAETORIAN, as well as HEARTS OF STONE, set in Greece during the Second World War, SWORD AND SCIMITAR, about the 1565 Siege of Malta, and a quartet about Wellington and Napoleon including the No. 1 Sunday Times bestseller THE FIELDS OF DEATH. He is the author with T. J. Andrews of the novels ARENA and INVADER. Find out more at www.simonscarrow.co.uk and on Facebook /officialsimonscarrow and Twitter @SimonScarrowshow more

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2,632 ratings
4.15 out of 5 stars
5 40% (1,052)
4 40% (1,046)
3 17% (445)
2 3% (77)
1 0% (12)
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