Publication: Headline, 2013, London
First edition. Signed by the author. Fine in dust jacket. Its AD 41 in Rome, and the Empire is fraught with danger. Citizens live at the mercy of the newly crowned Emperor who is determined to assert his authority. Recently decorated after a successful raid, Optio Macro of the Second Legion is preparing to return to his cohort. Instead, he's tasked by the imperial secretary with training Marcus Valerius Pavo, a young gladiatorial recruit. Though fearless novice Pavo has fought for his life before, he has much to learn, and nothing in Ancient Rome is certain. For the upstart has a goal nearer than his own survival...to avenge his father's death at the hands of a champion gladiator. Will he live to face his nemesis? "ARENA has previously been published as five separate ebook novellas. This print edition brings the complete series together in one volume."
Inventory Number: 34619