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Gladiator: Son of Spartacus [Hardcover]

Simon Scarrow
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7 Feb 2013 Gladiator

FREE from slavery, Marcus is determined to find and save his kidnapped mother.

Meanwhile, his master Julius Caesar wants Marcus to help destroy the bands of rebel slaves and their leader Brixus, who plans to unite a slave army and resurrect the cause of Spartacus.

But Marcus and Brixus are old allies who share a life-threatening secret. Marcus is torn between his friend and master. Can he convince Brixus now is not the time for a deadly revolt - and ask Caesar to negotiate a slave surrender before more carnage and bloodshed?

** From the #1 bestselling adult author Simon Scarrow - over 1 million copies sold.

** The perfect introduction to Roman history and gladiators for young readers - great for fans of Rick Riordan's Percy Jackson and J. K. Rowling's Harry Potter.

** Book 3 in the series.


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  • Hardcover: 144 pages
  • Publisher: Puffin; First Edition edition (7 Feb 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0141338725
  • ISBN-13: 978-0141338729
  • Product Dimensions: 23.2 x 15.8 x 2.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (45 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 195,813 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

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 www.catoandmacro.com and www.scarrow.co.uk.

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Simon Scarrow will do for boy gladiators what JK Rowling did for boy wizards. (waterstones.com)

About the Author

Simon Scarrow was born in Africa and lived in a number of countries, including Hong Kong and the Bahamas before settling in Britain. He has always been interested in writing and his love of history began at school, in particular when he was being taught about the ancient world by his Latin and History teachers. Since then he has travelled with his wife and children across the world to Italy, Greece, Turkey, Jordan, Syria and Egypt to research his historical novels. Simon was an enthusiastic teacher for a number of years. He now writes full time, but does intend to return to teaching when he can find the time.

www.scarrow.co.uk


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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Beware this series is written for children 14 Aug 2013
By Bob
Format:Hardcover
I have read and enjoyed all Simon Scarrow's books and innocently bought the 1st in the Gladiator series, "Gladiator fight for freedom" it was soon apparent this was written for 10 year olds . I shall be more careful when buying Simon Scarrow in future!
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4.0 out of 5 stars simon the best 25 July 2013
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as with street fighter the exitment follows on you feel as if you are there in the action, witing for the last book of the series to come out
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5.0 out of 5 stars Can't wait for the next in the series! 4 April 2013
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A much awaited third book in the series. Lots of action and gore, so I wouldn't recommend it for pre-teens.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great read . 10 Jun 2014
By cat
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Simon Scarrow is one of the best writers . If you like the Romans then you will enjoy this book . I recommended .
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5.0 out of 5 stars A good book 4 Jun 2014
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when you read a Simon Scarrow book its good from start to finish, i would recommend this book because when you pick it up you dont want to put it down till you have read it.A
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4.0 out of 5 stars very happy 6 May 2014
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a very enjoyable book worth a look for someone who enjoys reading simon scrrow books a top writer thank you
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A gripping tale superbly told by Simon Scarrow who never fails to please.Can't wait to read the sequel which I feel sure will meet expectations.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Wow 1 April 2014
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Amazing book so exciting and so much suspense it was the best book in the series so far . I loved it
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5.0 out of 5 stars Top
I have read a lot of Simon Scarrows books and I would say this is one of his top books, be the follow up of of Gladiator i really think he knew what he had in mind for the second... Read more
Published 6 months ago by Finley
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing
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Published 6 months ago by gainsfox
5.0 out of 5 stars very good
this book is excellent. a very good read for 9-13 year olds! i enjoyed reading this and the other 2 were good as well
Published 6 months ago by Dominique Li
5.0 out of 5 stars good book
Another Simon Scarrow book which highlights what the Roman Empire was like to live in. As with all the other books we'll worth a read.
Published 8 months ago by Robin
5.0 out of 5 stars Simon Scarrow, great writer
Simon Scarrow, great writer, I would recommend his books to all.

I am enjoying seeing the series develop, also his other books.
Published 9 months ago by Mr. D. C. Read
2.0 out of 5 stars Not up to his usual standard
Unfortunately the whole premise starts off as being a little too unlikely. Caesar would hardly pay such attention throughout the tale to little more than a child, no matter what... Read more
Published 9 months ago by Wooster
5.0 out of 5 stars Cool
Amazing awesome brilliant book best so far . Superb historical accounts. And perfect example of the people who are in it from the historic periods .
Published 10 months ago by Douglas Weymouth
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