Sand of the Arena: A Gladiators of the Empire Novel

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McBooks Press, 2005 - Fiction - 415 pages
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In AD 63 the long arm of the Roman Empire stretches across the European continent and the gladiatorial games are awash in blood and glory. For Quintus Honorius Romanus, son of one of the richest men in Rome, everything is as it should be--as long as he can sneak off to the arena for a little entertainment. Things go drastically wrong, however, when Quintus loses his family, his social standing, and his name to an imposter. Faced with a life of menial slavery, Quintus joins a gladiatorial school instead and begins a game of high stakes, as he vows to bring down the usurper who stole his life.
 

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The writing style of this book is reminiscent of the pulp fiction of the earlier part of the 20th century. This book has a simple, yet engrossing, plot line with an heroic protagonist squaring off ... Read full review

Sand of the Arena (Gladiators of the Empire Novel)

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Swordplay and depravity abound in television writer and Emmy Award-winning producer Duffy's well-researched and exciting but flawed novel of decadence in first-century Rome. This initial installation ... Read full review

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Contents

INTRODUCTION
5
SAND OF THE ARENA
9
I
11
II
33
III
45
IV
59
V
73
VI
82
XVIII
227
XIX
237
XX
245
XXI
253
XXII
264
XXIII
272
XXIV
281
XXV
292

VII
98
VIII
111
IX
122
X
130
XI
144
XII
157
XIII
166
XIV
178
XV
186
XVI
198
XVII
209
XXVI
301
XXVII
319
XXVIII
332
XXIX
342
XXX
352
XXXI
367
XXXII
376
XXXIII
383
XXXIV
395
XXXV
403
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About the author (2005)

James Duffy is an Emmy award-winning television writer and producer with his own production company and the author of a series of graphic novels featuring the Cisco Kid. He lives with his family in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

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