Spartacus by Mark Morris

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Batiatus and Solonius vie with each other for the favor of one Marcus Licinius Crassus, an Equites who aims at the Praetorship. Thrilled by the bloody violence of the fights, Crassus decides to set up his own gladiatorial school. In the arena, the Batiati are ground down by injury and death, while Crassus’s numbers never seem to shrink. Can the ludus survive against such odds?

Betrayed by the Romans. Forced into slavery. Reborn as a Gladiator. The classic tale of the Republic’s most infamous rebel comes alive in the graphic and visceral new series, "Spartacus: Blood and Sand." Torn from his homeland and the woman he loves, Spartacus is condemned to the brutal world of the arena where blood and death are primetime entertainment. But not all battles are fought upon the sands. Treachery, corruption, and the allure of sensual pleasures will constantly test Spartacus. To survive, he must become more than a man. More than a gladiator. He must become a legend.

A brand-new original Spartacus novel.

About Mark Morris

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Mark Morris is the author of several novels, including Stitch, The Immaculate, The Deluge and four Doctor Who books. He is editor of the award-winning Cinema Macabre, a book of fifty horror movie essays by genre luminaries. Most recently he wrote the official tie-in novel to zombie apocalypse computer game Dead Island and a novelisation of the 1971 Hammer movie Vampire Circus.
Published August 21, 2012 by Titan Books. 179 pages
Genres: History, War, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Open Letters Monthly

It’s not that Morris has used the wrong word – ‘providence’ when he wanted ‘provenance’ – it’s that suddenly Batiatus has joined the Syrian in speaking pidgin-diction.

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The British Fantasy Society

I don’t envy the author in trying to meet the challenge of conveying this, but I do take my hat off to him, because I believe he gets it right the majority of the time, and far from pulling me out of the narrative I felt the dialogue dragged me in deeper, making me believe that what I was reading...

Sep 24 2012 | Read Full Review of Spartacus: Morituri

City of Films

It’s a action mystery if you ask me that won’t disappoint fans of the series or the fictional/historical setting.

Aug 19 2012 | Read Full Review of Spartacus: Morituri

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