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.