The Gladiator is a novel (ISBN ) by Simon Scarrow, the ninth book in the Eagle series, where we see the return of Macro and Cato, this time. The Gladiator. Eagles of the Empire, Book 9. While centurions Macro and Cato are returning to Rome from a harrowing campaign against the Parthians, their. The Gladiator [Simon Scarrow] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. While centurions Macro and Cato are returning to Rome from a harrowing .

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Fight for Freedom Gladiator 1 by Simon Scarrow.

You know what they say. He completed a master’s degree at the University of East Anglia, and, after working at the Inland Revenue, went into teaching as a lecturer at City College, Norwich. When Marcus escapes and is later caught, he is then sold on to a gladiator school in order to help train him in fighting and the methods of survival as a gladiator. The Gladiator series is aimed at the young adult audience, unlike his Eagle series. Latest Book in the Series. They might also enjoy Michael Ford’s series about Spartans.

The fight scenes don’t hold back on their realism but are still appropriate for the target age of the book. Essential reading for fans of Philippa Gregory and Elizabeth Chadwick. But plan for the worst.

This is Roman empire military fiction, starting with the second invasion of Britain, and continuing with subsequen Simon Scarrow is a UK-based author, born in Nigeria, and now living in Norfolk. Learning as much as he can so he can be the best gladiator possible no matter how much it hurt, no matter how tired he got was inspiring.

The plot line which I shall not give away brings in famous characters from that roman period, and gives you a taste of where this very very promising series is going to go, and the trials that await our young gladiator. Children and teenagers Children’s books: It’s a great read ‘ — Bernard Cornwell. They are greatly in debt, and everything falls apart when Decimus comes calling after his money.


Gladiator: Fight for Freedom by Simon Scarrow – book review

Despite their hard-won fighting skills, the pirates are losing. The 7th and 8th put them in Rome’s eastern provinces as agents of the Emperor’s secretary Tiberius Claudius Narcissus. When I first saw the book, I immediately thought ‘oooh, there’s something I haven’t seen much of in YA’ and I like when that happens. I liked that Marcus acted his age.

Marcus is confronted with a “school” bully while also being befriended by a wizened former gladiator that not only provides guidance, but might hold Marcus’ future in his hands.

The Gladiator (Eagles of the Empire 9)

Aaaaannnnndddd, this book ended on a cliffhanger. Vengeance, in which Marcus finally sets out to find his mother. He was barely eleven!

It is and the Highland Clearances have left devastation and poverty, and a community riven by fear. All that remains is to learn how to fight and survive. Marcus manages to escape being sent to a remote farm with his mother, but after he stows away on a ship in order t Release date 24 Aprilwhich shows SERIOUS bad planning. Het enige puntje is dat ik in het begin een erg ‘Gladiator’-gehalte hebben.

But first, Marcus must survive the brutal training and the poor conditions of being a slave in Roman times. I didn’t love this story but it also wasn’t completely dreadful. Navy Colt in hand, Jack Lark – the roguish English hero dubbed ‘Sharpe meets the Talented Mr Ripley’ – is drawn into escorting a valuable wagon train of cotton from Louisiana all the way down to Mexico. Marcus has spent most of his boyhood on the farm, learning to train dogs, shoot his sling accurately and dreaming of one day becoming a fighter like his father.


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Feb 26, Ben Glsdiator rated it it was amazing. That is the real question, and the storyline keeps the pages turning. On board are men who would slit each other’s throats rather than work together. The eighth action-packed Victorian military adventure featuring hero Jack Lark: The youth is Telemachus, an orphan with a story that is both commonplace and tragic. There are no second chances for a gladiator.

After this opening, the novel jumps ahead 10 years. With it’s action scenes and violence and gladiator training, this is one sure to attract boys, but I found myself really gripped by the story and the characters as A big thank you to the people at Penguin for sending me this book for review!

Und dieser Kampf beendet seine Gladiatorenkarriere auch schon So, maybe most of adult novel readers will not find this story a great read. De man had een staf en bedelaarskom in zijn handen en bleef even staan om een paar munten te vragen aan de bewaker die de slaven leiden. Also, the second quote shows us that later in the story, they talk more about who are the Thracians and the Spartans. For all of that, he still maintains this level of decency and morality.