Gladiator 2 : Street Fighter
Written by Simon Scarrow
Part of the Gladiator Series
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A second thrilling adventure for young Marcus, now perfecting his gladiatorial skills with further training in the palace of Julius Caesar himself. Marcus’s fighting skills have gained him the role of body guard of the Emperor’s niece Portia. And still his training in the art of fighting continues as does the danger from violent gangs in Rome. Marcus needs his physical skills as well as his courage and his intelligence when he is deployed undercover to protect his Emperor. Simon Scarrow portrays physical and mental courage is this gripping story of loyalty and bravery.
Gladiator 2 : Street Fighter by Simon Scarrow
'It is settled. The boy is in your charge. You will train him to fight. He must be able to use the dagger, throwing-knife, staves and his bare hands. One day young Marcus may well become a gladiator in the arena. But you must also teach him the ways of the street.'
Following on from Gladiator: Fight for Freedom, the hugely successful debut children’s novel from Simon Scarrow, comes this much anticipated sequel.
This trailer for the first book, Fight for Freedom, gives a flavour of the series:
Praise for the Gladiator series:
'Simon Scarrow will do for boy gladiators what JK Rowling did for boy wizards.' - waterstones.com
'Hogwarts meets Rome' - Telegraph
'It has a strong narrative and it's very visual - the demanding, exhausting life in training as a gladiator comes to life from the pages, but so does rural life in the provinces of Rome.. For children who like this sort of plot-driven, historically accurate adventure, Gladiator will be just the ticket. ' - The Bookbag
About the Author
Interest Age: From 9 To 11
More books by Simon Scarrow
Puffin Books an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd
2nd February 2012
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