The Gladiator

The Gladiator

Book - 2009
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As an author, Simon Scarrow is fast becoming a worldwide phenomenon. His Roman Legion series chronicling the adventures of centurions Macro and Cato has been met with near universal acclaim, drawing comparisons to the best of his contemporaries.

In The Gladiator, Macro and Cato are returning to Rome from a harrowing campaign against the Parthians when their transport ship is almost capsized by a freak tidal wave. They barely make it to the port of Matala in Crete where they are stunned to find a devastated town. An earthquake has struck the island, destroying its cities and killing thousands. In the chaotic aftermath, large bands of the island's slaves begin to revolt and local bandits, taking advantage of the slave rebellion, urge the Cretans to overthrow the Roman administration. With many of the island's troops either killed or wounded during the earthquake, the governor of the province calls on Macro and Cato for help. Can they move swiftly enough to counter the rebellion before it sweeps the Romans from the island? A master of his craft, Simon Scarrow combines stunning historical detail with riveting battles and rich characters to bring the Roman Empire to life as never before.

WW Norton
As an author, Simon Scarrow is fast becoming a worldwide phenomenon. His Roman Legion series chronicling the adventures of centurions Macro and Cato has been met with near universal acclaim, drawing comparisons to the best of his contemporaries.
In The Gladiator, Macro and Cato are returning to Rome from a harrowing campaign against the Parthians when their transport ship is almost capsized by a freak tidal wave. They barely make it to the port of Matala in Crete where they are stunned to find a devastated town. An earthquake has struck the island, destroying its cities and killing thousands. In the chaotic aftermath, large bands of the island's slaves begin to revolt and local bandits, taking advantage of the slave rebellion, urge the Cretans to overthrow the Roman administration. With many of the island's troops either killed or wounded during the earthquake, the governor of the province calls on Macro and Cato for help. Can they move swiftly enough to counter the rebellion before it sweeps the Romans from the island? A master of his craft, Simon Scarrow combines stunning historical detail with riveting battles and rich characters to bring the Roman Empire to life as never before.

Baker & Taylor
Forced to the port of Matala by a freak tidal wave, Macro and Cato find Crete decimated by a catastrophic earthquake and an ensuing rebellion against the Roman administration that prompts surviving local authorities to ask for their assistance.

Baker
& Taylor

Forced to the port of Matala by a freak tidal wave, Macro and Cato find Crete decimated by a catastrophic earthquake and an ensuing rebellion against the Roman administration that prompts surviving local authorities to ask for their assistance. By the best-selling author of Centurion.

Publisher: London : Headline, 2009
ISBN: 9781590207819
9780755327782
0755327780
9780755339167
0755339169
Characteristics: 370 p. : maps ; 25 cm

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May 10, 2013

You will fight like a lion to krrp those rebel bastards out of the city, and if need be you will die like a bloody hero, sword in hand, spitting curses into your enemy's face.

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A soldier should never let himself get too involved with the fairer sex. It unmans him and preoccupies his mind when it should be focused on other things.

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Extremely fast paced, keeps you reading and you don't want to put it down. Parts are a little grosser than his previous books. But then it is during a war time for Rome.

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