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Spartacus: Swords and Ashes [Mass Market Paperback]

J. M. Clements
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27 Jan 2012 Spartacus
Some Legends are Written in BLood!

Spartacus is the hit TV show which combines blood-soaked action, exotic sexuality, villainy and heroism. This original novel from the world of Spartacus: Blood and Sand tells a brand- new story of blood, sex and politics set in the uncompromising, visceral world of the arena.
The gladiator Spartacus, the new Champion of Capua, fights at the graveside of a rich man who was brutally murdered by his own slaves. Seeing an opportunity, ambitious lanista Quintus Batiatus plots to seize the dead man’s estate.

In the arena blood and death are primetime entertainment. But not all battles are fought upon the sands...'

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Product details

  • Mass Market Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Titan Books (UK); Original edition (27 Jan 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 085768177X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0857681775
  • Product Dimensions: 2.2 x 10.7 x 17.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 278,980 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Jonathan Clements is the author of many books on East Asian history, including biographies of emperors and empresses, statesmen and warriors, foreign visitors and outcast rebels. His works have been translated into over a dozen languages, including French, Spanish, Korean and Dutch, and he achieved a rare distinction when his book on the First Emperor of China was itself published in Chinese.

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"The novel nicely slots the story into the events of Blood and Sand... The action sequences are excellent, not an easy task especially when those reading will compare it to the visuals on the show." --Geek Mom

"From Capua to Neapolis, Spartacus: Swords & Ashes is a novel about villainy and heroism with some blood-soaked action thrown in for good measure." --TV Overmind

"A vastly entertaining book, with a colorful palette of characters to propel each scene forward. The pace never slacks, and when your thirst for blood begins to take hold, this book delivers." --The Daily Rotation

"J.M. Clements [is] an indefatigable and very talented hack who always delivers more than he needs to. This novel is a perfect example... Unlike most mass market paperbacks produced today, this is a book that can be re-read without falling apart. And thanks to Clements, you might very well want to re-read it." --Open Letters Monthly

"J.M. Clements manages to set a pace that captures most of the frenetic energy of the series." --Horror Talk

"Swords and Ashes also adds a mystery element to the Spartacus story line that fits extremely well and makes the book all that much more interesting." --8 Days a Geek

About the Author

.M. Clements is the author of over thirty books, including Pirate King, Marco Polo and A Brief History of the Vikings. He has also written a dozen audio books and radio plays, including Robin Hood: The Deer Hunters, Highlander: The Secret of the Sword and Doctor Who: The Destroyer of Delights. He lives in London and Finland.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant book. 20 Feb 2012
By athena
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If you loved Spartacus the tv series you will love this book. The author captures the characters perfectly. Highly recommended. A fast pace read from start to finish.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Very enjoyable! 2 Oct 2012
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A very well written and apparently extensively researched story. It's set slightly apart from the early events in the first series of Starz's Spartacus with plot twists which draw you in and keep you guessing until the final page. Very enjoyable and a credit to the author.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 3 July 2014
By C M Fox
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Best book I've read in years, missed the programme so much so this was a great sub
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5.0 out of 5 stars Mr.Hewitt 10 Jan 2014
By nedaj
Format:Kindle Edition
This is an amazing book well followed on from the t.v. Show! Realistic with plenty of grafic fight scenes !
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3.0 out of 5 stars not as good as id hoped 10 Aug 2013
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Although many of the main characters from the series appear in the book, it doesnt really have the feel of the series. It was ok, but felt as though it should have been a much bigger book. I felt as though the story was rushed and didnt conclude satisfactorily. For the price i was expecting better. I also bought the other spartacus book, "Morituri" and that was far better. It felt exactly like the series and was a far more entertaining story.
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