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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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This book is very good, I would give it 5.5 out of 5 stars if I could, it talk about a commander and a farmer his family got killed by the new emperor. The story starts when Maximus won against the ... 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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