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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Juvenile Gladiators
Simon Scarrow's books set in ancient Rome make absorbing reading, and this book, written for teenagers, make a good read for those who have left their teen years behind.
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3.0 out of 5 stars OK but not Great
Grizzled veteran of the Rhine campaigns Macro, optio of the 2nd Legion, is sent to Rome to receive an award for bravery. But he gets involved in politics - a series of plots by the Emperor Claudius' freedmen to punish Pavo, the son of an aristocratic general executed for disloyalty to Claudius. Pavo is demoted to slave gladiator and forced to fight for his life in the...
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4 of 7 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Such a let down, 7 Sept. 2013
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I`ve read all the Cato and Macro books and loved them all despite the samey structured plots to them. How ever I`ve really found this one to be dull and boringly predictable. It maybe Macro just isn`t a strong enough character and Pavo isn`t up to being Cato`s replacement.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 19 Feb. 2015
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great from start to finish
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3.0 out of 5 stars Too short, 4 Oct. 2014
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Far to short but good plot
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7 of 12 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Relentlessly down-beat, 17 Aug. 2013
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Given the subject matter, perhaps I shouldn't have been surprised at the miserable, tortured, filthy life of most of the characters, and the atmosphere of despair and doom throughout the book - apart from the relatively happy ending on the last few pages. Who'd be a gladiator, eh? Well-written, of course, but I don't think I'll be depressing myself by reading it again.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars, 22 Dec. 2014
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Enjoyed reading it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars good book, 29 Aug. 2014
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another good book
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1.0 out of 5 stars Arena - what a disappointment, 10 Oct. 2013
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I have always been a great fan of the Simon Scarrow books, they are the 'can't-put-it-down' variety. Except this one. I could not believe that he allowed his name to be put to this, the language was awful, it was much too risibly gung-ho which his other books have thankfully steered clear of, it didn't hang together and it seemed to me that the co-author must have written it because this was nothing like the wonderful standard we are used to. Love your work Simon, please write on your own in future.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 28 Dec. 2014
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Fantastic book
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5.0 out of 5 stars Pavo, 27 Aug. 2013
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Great gripping story of one man's fight against the bullies. Showing that determination will always get you to your goal !!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 20 Aug. 2014
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as expected
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