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Arena: Champion (Part Five of the Roman Arena Series)

Arena: Champion (Part Five of the Roman Arena Series) [Kindle Edition]

Simon Scarrow
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (67 customer reviews)

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"The fifth and final instalment in Simon Scarrow's electrifying ARENA series sees gladiator Pavo face his most gruelling battle yet as strives to avenge his father's death.

From the moment his father was executed in the arena for an act of treason, former military tribune and condemned gladiator Marcus Valerius Pavo has burned with the desire for revenge. Now all that stands between Pavo and victory is a man considered by many to be the greatest gladiator to have ever lived: Hermes. But even with Optio Macro as his trainer, and the help of the snakish imperial secretary, defeating Hermes appears an impossible task. With a conspiracy unfolding within the walls of the palace and a storm gathering over Rome, Pavo will have to call on everything he has learned under Macro if he is to his triumph over his father's killer - and become the champion of the arena...

Simon Scarrow supports the Bansang Hospital Appeal - learn more at He will be donating his earnings from the sale of this book to the Appeal."

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 267 KB
  • Print Length: 300 pages
  • Publisher: Headline (18 July 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00ABLJ50E
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (67 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #7,101 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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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. To find out more about Simon Scarrow and his novels, visit and

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4.0 out of 5 stars Really enjoyed this series 19 July 2013
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The end to any tale is always bitter sweet, you look for conclusion to a tale to know what will happen, but then thats it no more. The great thing about this ending is that it is also the beginning, In the e-book is chapter one of book one Under the Eagle.
Champion is just what you would expect it to be, the training of Pavo to face Hermes, its going to have an element of the incredulous with again a beginner in the arena facing up to champion of the arena, a man unbeaten in 50 fights. But Simon also manages to bring some sanity and drama to the training and also how that training will help in the fight. There are some lovely moments between Macro and Pavo, a pair as unlikely As Macro and Cato but who have come to respect each other, Nacrissus finally makes more of an appearance, showing that he is actually less slimy than murena.
All in all a very good solid story and a great way to end this series of tales.
Really enjoyed this series and i hope Simon does more

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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 9 July 2014
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very good read.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing book 9 Jun 2014
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Had me gripped from start to finish and i could not put the book down.
A great end to a fascinating series and another great book by simon scarrow. I stronly reccomend this series to any Roman loving reader.
This is a great series on the roman arena and simon scarrow has written it beautifully. Can't wait for the next of his amazing books.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Roman Series. 5 Jun 2014
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As for the previous remarks to First sword and challenger books They definitely seem to be chapters of a book made into short stories not up to the usual standard, you just get into the nub of the story when you have to look for the next part of the story.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Decent 2 Mar 2014
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Good book but cheap ending. You can never stop getting tricked into more and more series. Good luck to those people who read the next series.
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4.0 out of 5 stars champion 19 Feb 2014
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loved this type of book so looked forward to this read,and enjoyed it ,looking forward to the next in this series.
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Good knowledgeable writing and fast paced and at no point did I want to put the book down I have read all of the roman novels with macro and Cato and can recommend them
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5.0 out of 5 stars Simon Scarrow 9 Feb 2014
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Like the style and how a story and history fit comfortably. Only problem I am reading his books faster than he can write them.
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