(From the publisher):
In the arena, violent death is a way of life.
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 be - as long as he can sneak off to the arena for a little entertainment. Thing go drastically wrong, however, when Quintus loses his family, his social standing, and his name to an imposter. Faced with a life of menial slavery, Quintus joins a gladiatorial school instead and begins a game of high stakes, as he vows to bring down the usurper who stole his life. But first he must survive his training. Together with the deadly African hunter Lindani and the lethal gladiatrix Amazonia, Quintus learns the hard way what it means to live - and die - in the arena.
Rough-and-tumble, fast-paced, and unrelenting, Sand of the Arena brings the Roman Empire to life and sheds light on its most controversial form of entertainment. Quintus, Lindani, and Amazonia face the ultimate test of courage and skill inside the arena - and out. For the Gladiators of the Empire, the goal is simply to survive!
Original title: Sand of the Arena
Genre: Fiction→ Adventure→ Male-Action/Adventure
Fiction→ Historical→ Ancient World (Greece, Rome, etc)→ Rome