Gladiator: Son of Spartacus by Simon Scarrow
  

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Best-selling Simon Scarrow brings the glorious – and inglorious - past of Rome vividly alive. Former slave Marcus has earned his freedom through his skill at fighting; it’s a skill that he needs badly as he serves Caesar in his fight to defeat Brixus and the slave revolt he is leading. But Marcus’s past life includes bonds to Brixus that test his loyalty as he owes much to Caesar too. Scarrow brings history alive through human dilemmas and the courage they induce.

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Gladiator: Son of Spartacus by Simon Scarrow

Free from slavery, Marcus is determined to find and save his kidnapped mother. Meanwhile, his master Julius Caesar wants Marcus to help destroy the bands of rebel slaves and their leader Brixus, who plans to unite a slave army and resurrect the cause of Spartacus. But Marcus and Brixus are old allies who share a life-threatening secret. Marcus is torn between his friend and master. Can he convince Brixus now is not the time for a deadly revolt - and ask Caesar to negotiate a slave surrender before more carnage and bloodshed?

This book comes from the numbered 1 bestselling adult author Simon Scarrow - over 1 million copies sold. It is the perfect introduction to Roman history and gladiators for young readers - great for fans of Rick Riordan's Percy Jackson and J. K. Rowling's Harry Potter. Book 3 in the series.

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Simon Scarrow will do for boy gladiators what JK Rowling did for boy wizards. waterstones.com

About the Author

Simon Scarrow

Simon Scarrow was born in Nigeria, Africa and lived in a number of countries, including Hong Kong and the Bahamas, before settling in Britain.

He started writing his first novel after finishing his degree and became a teacher. After he secured his first book deal he continued teaching until 2005 when he reluctantly decided to devote all his time to writing.

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Book Info

Format

Hardback
144 pages
Interest Age: From 9

Author

Simon Scarrow
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Author's Website

www.scarrow.co.uk/

Publisher

Puffin an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd

Publication date

7th February 2013

ISBN

9780141338729

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