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The third novella in Simon Scarrow's ebook-exclusive Roman Arena series sees gladiator Pavo and mentor Macro fight for their lives amid a bloody revolt.
The imperial gladiator school in Capua: once the pride of the Roman Empire, lately driven to the brink of ruin by a greedy lanista. Now the school welcomes its newest recruit: Marcus Valerius Pavo, the high-born gladiator with a string of impressive victories to his name, sworn to seek revenge for the brutal murder of his father. Meanwhile Lucius Cornelius Macro, the decorated optio of the Second Legion, has been appointed as the school's new lanista. Macro faces a race against time to turn the school around before the start of the games in Rome, held in honour of the new Emperor. But when a notorious tribal warrior sets in motion a violent uprising, Macro and Pavo find themselves caught in a desperate struggle for survival...
Simon Scarrow supports the Bansang Hospital Appeal – learn more at www.bansanghospitalappeal.org. He will be donating his earnings from the sale of this book to the Appeal.

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Arena: First Sword (Part Three of the Roman Arena Series)
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Refused permission to rejoin his unit, Macro is forced to take charge of a gladiator school. Macro arrives to find a training school in chaos and tries to restore some order. The dissatisfied gladiators, led by a Thracian soon rebel forcing Macro and Pavo into a desperate battle for survival.
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Arena: First Sword
April 23rd, 2013
Once again another great part from this series. Very good.
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March 27th, 2013
Very good series
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