A new historical fantasy from Russ Whitfield, set in an ancient world much like our Gladiatrix was Russ’s first novel, published in by Myrmidon Books. Read “Gladiatrix” by Russell Whitfield with Rakuten Kobo. The Ancient Roman public’s hunger for gladiatorial combat has never been greater. The Emperor. Love, lust, rage, loss, suffering, revenge. Gladiatrix is more than just the bloody life of a gladiator. It follows the life of a slave – with all the hurts.

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Hell of a book. The opposite, of course, can be expected by her enemies. Nov 30, Seth Kaefring rated it liked it. Actually, I’m really surprised that so many other people gave such positive reviews! They are keepers on my shelf and I hope Mr. Whitfield’s greatest triumph in both of his books is in his ability to differentiate the military and gladiatorial battles.

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There is plenty of shocking violence, and a fair share of sex, but the storyline is gripping, and the characters are strong and very believable. However, her previous training in combat techniques, physical fitness and power, mind and spirit, put her way ahead of many of her rivals.

There is hardly any plot in the story. My only regret in waiting so long is that by now I probably would have finished all three books but that is tempered by the fact that I still have two more to go. His Lysandra is a heroine you won’t forget; whether being mulish gadiatrix noble, she is always engaging.


It’s just not my cup of tea. Graphic violence, including graphic sexual assault, some of which feels gratuitous. The title should be at least 4 characters long. Casual readers will likely enjoy it for exactly those reasons. It was very different than the first.

Reading over the other reviews of this book, I noted that some felt that Lysandra showed no growth or development. Thanks for telling us about the problem. It never felt natural to me to her character, or Eirinawen’s, for that matter.

G,adiatrix, to be clear I’m not sure the Spartan’s violation was completely necessary to drive the story.

Jenn Sternshein this book is available on the site scribd but you have to have a membership. Unfortunately, her capture after a shipwreck leaves her with little alternatives. Also this book comes t The book Gladiatrix was not what I expected it to be. Once again Russel Whitfield has hit it out of the park. This book is gritty, realistic, passionate and gripping.

Other books in the series. It was an interesting form of arrogance though. Open Preview See a Problem? He’s done so by developing interesting characters wrapped around a multi-threaded story that effectively brings the reader into the world of Gladiators, Gladiatricies, and Roman politics and war.


Gladiatrix by Russell Whitfield. Whitfield has developed a strong story arc tracing Lysandra’s fall from grace, while building tension and excitement that melds rhythmically with the sub stories of Ileana, Varia and Valerian.

Your display name should be at least 2 characters long. I read this book twice, and I still love it. Sand of the Arena.

I enjoyed the historical and technical detail, but the ending left me scratching my head. All I can say is that if you can keep an open mind and get over the initial state of shock that you may experience when you realize what you’re glqdiatrix, you’ll be in for a thrilling read. Heck, I’m not sure why I even picked up the thing.

For me, however, I found it wanting. Jan 23, Persephone rated it it was amazing. You can remove the unavailable item s now or we’ll automatically remove it at Checkout. I enjoyed Lysandra’s training of the troops in preparation of two gladiatorial armies pitched in a large-scale battle that never wbitfield happens in the storyand I think Whitfield hit on something very whitfielr by adding the broader army elements to the gladiatorial-focus story. Now I shall fight for her.

It was better than I expected!