Blood & Fire by Dan Scott

Blood & Fire

Written by Dan Scott
Part of the Gladiator School Series

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The story of Lucius and his gladiator brother Quin continues. Lucius must face his deadliest adventure yet as he tries to unearth facts to prove his father isn’t a traitor. But nothing is straight forward when it comes to life in Pompeii in AD 79. Full of gladiatorial action and adventure it’s a perfect introduction, particularly for boys to life, long long ago.

David Salariya, the Publisher says “A fast-paced historical adventure with unravelling secrets and a great sense of ancient Rome seen through the eyes of an eleven-year-old.”

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Blood & Fire by Dan Scott

Blood and Fire is the second title in Gladiator School, a series of novels set in ancient Rome. A distinguished senator has gone into hiding after being accused of treachery, leaving his family to fend for themselves. His elder son Quintus has become a gladiator, while young Lucius works as a servant in the gladiator school. Lucius is convinced of his father's innocence - but how can he prove it? The gladiator troupe is sent to Pompeii to take part in the games. It's a lawless place, where knife-wielding thugs lurk in every alleway. But Lucius is befriended by Valens, the sponsor of the games, who offers to help him find his father. Meanwhile, strange rumblings and tremors are felt in the town, and a seer is warning that the 'end of days' is approaching. What can this portend? Can Quin survive his fights with the seasoned gladiators of Pompeii? And is Valens all he seems?

About the Author

Dan Scott was born in Surrey, England. Growing up, he became interested in ancient Rome and combined with his hobby of reading historical fiction, he had plenty of inspiration for the adventure stories he first began to write as a child. Eventually, his characters and stories developed into the action-packed Gladiator School series. When he’s not writing, Dan enjoys rock climbing, visiting museums and collecting vintage guitars.

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224 pages


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Book House

Publication date

1st September 2013




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Book House is an imprint of Book House

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