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Onyx, 2000 - Fiction - 229 pages
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Once a great hero of the Roman Empire, General Maximus Meridas has led a lifetime of battle in loyal service to his emperor. But when the emperor's jealous heir, Commodus, murders his way to the throne, he forces Maximus into exile and savagely slaughters his family. Captured and sold into bondage by slave traders, Maximus is forced to learn a new type of warfare--as a gladiator.Fighting for his life and his honor, Maximus soon becomes one of the most feared gladiators in the empire. But when his enemy Commodus orders a great gladiator spectacle in Rome, Maximus' struggle for survival becomes a fight for revenge...revealing that one power stronger than that of the emperor is the will of the people.

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Review: Gladiator

User Review  - Natsuko - Goodreads

This novel talks about life of a man who has to fight to evil to save Rome. Maximus was Roman soldier who is brave and peaceful. Marcus who is the Emperor of Rome wanted Maximus to be Emperor. However ... Read full review

Review: Gladiator

User Review  - Bassem Oraibi - Goodreads

In winter of AD 180, Emperor Marcus Aurelius rules the great Roman Empire at a time when the empire owns most of the world. There are many problems in Rome and he wants general Maximus, the commander ... Read full review

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William Nicholson is the author of the acclaimed Seeker and Jango, books one and two of the Noble Warriors trilogy; the Wind on Fire trilogy; as well as the screenplays for Gladiator and Shadowlands, both of which were nominated for Academy Awards. He lives with his wife and their three children in Sussex, England.

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