Sand of the Arena: A Gladiators of the Empire Novel (Gladiators of the Empire #1)
In AD 63 the long arm of the Roman Empire stretches across the European continent and the gladiatorial games are awash in blood and glory. For Quintus Honorius Romanus, son of one of the richest men in Rome, everything is as it should beas long as he can sneak off to the arena for a little entertainment. Things go drastically wrong, however, when Quintus loses his family,...more
The story was simply absent. The whole thing read as Act One....... I realize this is the first book in a series, but still. I need a conflict of substance and developed relationships and characters in EACH book, and this didn't deliver.
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