Ry and how much it impacted ancient daily خداوند الموت life Overall the book is a solid three BUTit scored very highly with my 12 year old son whooved the action the melodramatic cartoonish violence and the relatively realistically portrayed ancient roman themes of honor citizenship and gladiatorialwarrior glory He can t wait for book 2 which move it s focus to Rome itself The story is violent by the nature of its topic but it s not over the top and shouldn t shock a modern TV hardened boy of 11 years and older This comes nowhere near the depth of Sutcliffe s Eagle of the Ninth to whom Scarrow dedicated this novel but it s a good hearted children s tale and a fun read For a ong time I have been interested in historical fiction and ancient Rome has a special place in my heart when it comes to interests This is the first volume of a new series about Marcus Cornelius Primus As the book opens Marcus "Father Titus Cornelius Pollenius Is On The Battlefield Fighting In "Titus Cornelius "Pollenius is on the battlefield fighting in conclusion to the Spartarcus wars The rebelling slaves have all but "is on the battlefield fighting in conclusion to the Spartarcus wars The rebelling slaves have all but Just at the conclusion of the battle Titus saves the eading General Pompeius from an attack by one of the slaves and is rewarded with a selection of the recently captured slaves Titus chooses Marcus mother LiviaAfter this opening the novel jumps ahead 10 years The family has settled on an island estate only to find its fortunes fading argely due to struggling crops from their farms They are greatly in debt and everything falls apart when Decimus comes calling after his money Since none is forthcoming Desimus decides to take it in the form of the family itself Titus is killed and Livia and Marcus are sold into slavery Unfortunately they are separated with Marcus finding himself taking on the role of gladiator in trainingFrom their the story takes on common forms Marcus is confronted with a school bully while also being befriended by a wizened former gladiator that not only provides guidance but might hold Marcus future in his hands Marcus would ike nothing better than to get free and reconnect with his mother The hope is that someone could understand that he and his mother are really free citizens who have basically been kidnapped then maybe they will have their freedom back This would really be great if General Pompeius heard of their situation since he owes Marcus father so much Unfortunately few believe the word of a slave How will Marcus survive his training as a gladiator and help gain his and his mother s freedom That is the real uestion and the storyline keeps the pages turning I really iked the story but it will have a tough time finding an audience Marcus is only 10 years old at the start of the book and the author does nothing to hide the violent and difficult times in which he ives That makes this a tough read for most upper elementary school students and I am not sure that a The History of Provincetown lot of middle andor high school students would want to read about a character this young With that said the action and violence adds aot of reality and would very much keep the interest even of older readers if they can just get past his youthI am actually surprised that this is the only book of this topic to come out I know the Starz Spartacus series is very popular and well written and this really nicely connects to that as well as the earlier Rome series that was on Showtime Like those two series I think this novel presents a fairly realistic view of Captured life at the timeThe only major shortcoming I felt after finishing the book is that I really would haveiked Scarrow to have included an Author. Eksi hänen aloittaessaan huipputaistelijaksi tähtäävän koulutuksen gladiaattorikoulussa Marcus ei voi unohtaa menneisyyttään hänen isänsä on murhattu ja äitinsä siepattu ja myyty orjaksi Marcus janoaa kostoa ja on päättänyt etsiä käsiinsä isänsä entisen komentajan Pompeius Suuren pyytääkseen apua ja pelastaakseen äitin. ,
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BIT ABOUT HIS RESEARCH ABOUT THEabout his research about the and whatwho was real and what was part of his creative process Similarly it might have been helpful to include a map particularly in the early portion of the book "when the enslaved Livia and Marcus are being shipped around and a glossary Roman terms to "the enslaved Livia and Marcus are being shipped around and a glossary of Roman terms with keeping straight some of the weapons the money and the types of gladiators That is nitpicking thoughI am greatly ooking forward to the next volume in the series This book was a great history story It was a great funhistorical and enjoyable read This book takes place in Rome 61BC agoPlot When 10 year old Marcus Cornelius Primus the main character his father dies Him and his Mom get sold to slavery while Marcus Cornelius Primus a gladiator training school south of RomeAs he Is Government the Source of Monopoly? and Other Essays (Cato Paper ; No. 9) learns the ways of how to be a gladiator and surviveCharacters Commander PompeiusMarcus Cornelius Primus MomDadSoldiers of RomeThe Genre of the book is young adult fiction has the book was made for kids and it was a fictional book about the way how Marcusearns how to survive and be a gladiatorThe way that Simon Scarrow writes his book is He will always describe the felling is that he will explain his felling as if it was real For example when his father died he explained it as if it really happened to him The thing that i found uniue about this book The setting and the story was uniue to me because I have never read a book that takes place in rome 61BC and the story was very interesting I really One Too Many Blows To The Head liked the way that he described his situation sThis book is great for people whoive historical book s Surprisingly good I ve always been intrigued by gladiators and the story of Spartacus so when I saw this YA series I thought I d give it a read just out of curiosity Wow Am I happy I didThe story surrounds Marcus a ten year old Roman who The Dressmakers Gift lives with his mother and father Note that I feel may be of interestI don t know if these books connect with the Eagles of the Empire series but it is very easy to mix this book up with The Gladiator by the same author which is the book I thought I was reading Macro and Cato do not appear in this bookHowever I did enjoy this book and I m very tempted to read in this series 1I decided to read Fight for Freedom by Simon Scarrow because I enjoyearning about ancient Greece and so since Rome is Right next to Greece I decided to read this book i also had a read of the blurb and saw that his father was murdered as a centurion which high rank in the Roman Military so i wanted to find out 2One of the Characters I found interesting in Fight for Freedom was Marcus Cornelius Primus because at the start his father was confronted be a tax collector s thug and so marcus decided to train his dog his best and only friend into a guard dog a fierce and killer dog i found that interesting because i don t think i would do something The Sudoku Code: 200 Sudoku Puzzles. One Answer. Can You Find It? like that but his dog was still killed along with his father 3My favorite uote from the book was said by Brixus aieutenant of the Famous Spartacus who said to Marcus you carry the mark of the re This book had everything but something new The same old story Someone makes the MC s Street Without a Name: Childhood and Other Misadventures in Bulgaria life aiving hell bonus points if this someone kills the MC s family as well MC swears revenge against the aforementioned someone Then throw in a Running from Strangers lot of complications bullies starvation povertyife and death situations In short all tragedies imaginable And BAM There s the ultimate plot twist Sadly not even the plot twist here surprised me All I had as a reaction was Okay Whatever Like I give a Sä Tietämättään hän kuitenkin kantaa hengenvaarallista salaisuutta Jos roomalaiset saavat sen selville pakotietä ei oleSimon Scarrow on kerännyt maailmalla suurta suosiota historiallisille faktoille uskollisilla romaaneillaan Scarrow kiinnostui historiasta koulussa; rakkaus antiikin maailmaan sai alkunsa atinan ja historian tunneill.