Fight for Freedom

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Penguin Books, Limited, 2011 - Gladiators - 352 pages
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'This is your new home. Forget your past lives. All that remains is to learn how to fight and survive.' Rome, 61 BC Recruited as a gladiator, young Marcus Cornelius Primus faces a new life of brutal training, governed by strict rules, as he learns the skills of an elite warrior. But Marcus cannot simply forget his past. His father lies murdered by soldiers and his mother has been kidnapped and forced into slavery. Marcus is determined to find his father's old commander, Pompeius the Great, to seek justice for his family and set his mother free. Yet, unbeknown to him, Marcus is hiding a life-threatening secret. And if the Romans discover it, there will be no escape . . . The first in an epic series by bestselling author Simon Scarrow 'Hogwarts meets Rome' Telegraph

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User Review  - JGolomb - LibraryThing

Simon Scarrow expands his literary (Roman) empire into the realm of children's books, with the first in a new series: "Fight for Freedom". Scarrow is most well-known for his action adventure "Eagle ... Read full review

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User Review  - KR Weinert - Goodreads

The action scenes pull the story along well. The plot is also good, though there were times when I felt the attention to detail in matching the story up with real characters made things a little to ... Read full review

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About the author (2011)

Simon Scarrow was born in Africa and lived in a number of countries, including Hong Kong and the Bahamas before settling in Britain. He has always been interested in writing and his love of history began at school, in particular when he was being taught about the ancient world by his Latin and History teachers. Since then he has travelled with his wife and children across the world to Italy, Greece, Turkey, Jordan, Syria and Egypt to research his historical novels. Simon was an enthusiastic teacher for a number of years. He now writes full time, but does intend to return to teaching when he can find the time.

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