The Far Arena

    • 4.4 • 49 Ratings
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Publisher Description

Released from the Arctic ice after two millennia, a Roman gladiator contends with his haunted memories and the modern world in this “marvelous” novel (Los Angeles Times).
 
While exploring the polar expanse for an oil company, geologist Lew McCardle discovers something remarkable: a body encased in the ice. Even more remarkable, the skills of a Russian researcher bring the man miraculously back to life.
 
This strange visitor from the distant past has an amazing story to tell. With the help of a Nordic nun who translates from his native Latin, Lucius Aurelius Eugenianus reveals that in the era of Domitian he was a champion in the ancient Roman Coliseum, a gladiator known far and wide as the greatest of all time. But now the warrior Eugeni must readjust to this new world, with its bizarre customs, hidden traps, and geopolitical and moral complexities, as he struggles to come to terms with painful memories of loves and glories lost, and the bloodthirsty imperial politics and heartbreaking betrayals that ultimately led him to this time and place.
 
An ingenious amalgam of science fiction, fantasy, and history, Richard Ben Sapir’s The Far Arena is a breathtaking work of literary invention, at once thrilling, poignant, and thought-provoking.

GENRE
Mysteries & Thrillers
RELEASED
2015
October 13
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
437
Pages
PUBLISHER
Open Road Media
SELLER
OpenRoad Integrated Media, LLC
SIZE
3
MB

Customer Reviews

Psyway2hell ,

XXXI seems wrong

Was going to write an attack ,when I read that chapter . It seems wrong for the story. But now knowing the author is now part of history , Have to wonder .

Potatopotahto ,

The Far Arena

Brilliant and masterful!

Khxaebogsb ,

The Far Arena

This is a fascinating book. Not only the facts of Ancient Rome, but the interaction between the 4 main characters from such varied walks of life. The ending was unexpected, yet the only one that works. Excellent read, difficult to put down.

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