Two elite trainers: One is lanīsta for Lūdus Mágnus, the other for Lūdus Cáptivis. Herōdeus Hostílius is a celebrated war hero, and a beloved champion of the arena; Úrsus Drúsus is the most reviled gladiator in history—known as the beast for his butchery and brutal methods. Both were once deadly rivals in the arena. Now, they have an old score to settle.
Two elite fighters: Twin brothers separated in tragic circumstances. One is mentored by the legendary Herōdeus Hostílius, the other by the notorious Úrsus Drúsus. One brother is motivated by fame and glory. The other, by justice and retribution. Both are on a quest for freedom—both are on a mission. One is described as the irresistible force. The other as the immovable object. Now, they’re on a collision course.
Each will try to thwart the other's destiny.
Only one can succeed.
Who will prevail?
Immōtus or Indómitus?
5 star review on Amazon.co.uk:
“I couldn't put the book down, it was well researched, and beautifully written. The fight scenes were described in brutal fashion. The plot was original, the story engrossed me so much that I was turning the pages to quickly and missing parts, I would then go back, and read it more slowly.”
5 star review on Amazon.co.uk:
"This book had me gripped from beginning to end! The story is deep but is fast paced and contains a lot of action and excitement. I loved the way the author made you either love or loathe each character. I could not put this book down and cannot wait for the sequel!"
5 star review on Amazon.com:
“Action packed, entertaining and easy to read book. The author did an excellent job describing the violence that comes along with arena fights. His descriptions allowed you to picture the crowd chanting and screaming in your head. The plot was well told. It had a little mystery, a little brotherly love and a whole lot of camaraderie. I recommend this book to anyone who likes Roman/Gladiator types of books.”
Quotes from the book:
“Our epic battle for The Mílle Tríumphus will become celebrated. The story will be passed down from generation, to generation, until events become unverifiable; it will sustain for centuries; centuries will turn into millennia; the fighters who fought and died, will fall into legend, and eventually fade into myth.” ~ Píctor Vírius Prāvus
“They say you are a wrathful avenger sent by the gods. I have heard of your deeds. I would never have believed it of you! If anybody has blurred the line between good and evil—it’s you. What gives you the right to judge others? Who do you think you are? You speak of monsters; you are the most detestable monster I know. It is not your place to punish sinners—it is the right of the gods!” ~ Márius Antōnius “Immōtus”
“Ha! What do you hope to achieve with that? Not even a weapon forged by the gods can help you. I am Immōtus. My defence is impenetrable. I am immovable. I am unconquerable. I am Ínvictus!” ~ Márius Antōnius “Immōtus”
"In the old days, before everything was regulated, life was uncomplicated. The Lūdi focused purely on individual prize money. Now they worry about glory and lavish rewards. Before, fighters only had their records to cherish. Now they yearn for medals, titles, and gold crowns. There’s too much at stake.” ~ Bénignus Brāvius Mágnus
“But how can you hope to defeat Márius… It only takes one mistake and he capitalizes. He never fails. If you let your guard down—just once—he swoops. If you’re unbalanced, he strikes. If you pause for breath, he pounces. He strikes but once, but his aim is always true. Always true, and always deadly.” ~ Décimus Domítius “Héros”