The second novella in Simon Scarrow''s Roman Arena series, following novice gladiator Pavo''s next gruelling test, which will put mentor Macro''s loyalties on the line.
Rome under the rule of the ruthless new Emperor Claudius is a dangerous place. Condemned to gladiator school Marcus Valerius Pavo, the son of a treasonous general, is a celebrated hero following a dramatic victory in the arena. Now he finds himself pitted against one of the greatest gladiators who ever lived: Decimus Cominius Denter. Though Denter has fallen on harder times he is still a formidable opponent, and it is up to newly decorated Macro to whip him into shape. But as the much-heralded fight descends into chaos and riots threaten to engulf the city, Macro must choose between his duty to Rome and his loyalty to Pavo...
Sub Par read
Disappointing. I almost feel like I wasted $.99. This author stole ideas from other books and put them into adolescent language but added a few "F" bombs to make it seem like it had mature content. I highly recommend that readers save the dollar and spend it at the Dollar store, rather than read this author's books!