Mark of the Gladiator
After an inconvenient display of mercy in the arena, the gladiator Anazâr is pulled from the sands and contracted to nobleman Lucius Marianus to train his new stable of female gladiators. His charges are demoralized and untested, and they bear the marks of abuse. Anazâr has a scant two months to... show more
After an inconvenient display of mercy in the arena, the gladiator Anazâr is pulled from the sands and contracted to nobleman Lucius Marianus to train his new stable of female gladiators. His charges are demoralized and untested, and they bear the marks of abuse. Anazâr has a scant two months to prepare them for the arena, and his new master demands perfection. Anazâr is surprised by how eager he is to achieve it—far more eager than a man motivated only by self-preservation. Perhaps it’s because Marianus is truly remarkable: handsome, dignified, honorable, and seemingly as attracted to Anazâr as Anazâr is to him. But a rivalry between Marianus and his brother sparks a murder conspiracy, with Anazâr and his gladiatrices caught in the middle. One brother might offer salvation . . . but which? And in a world where life is worth less than the pleasures of the crowd or the whims of a master, can there be any room for love? As a gladiator, Anazâr's defenses are near impenetrable. But as a man, he learns to his cost that no armor or shield can truly protect his heart.
Publish date: 2012-08-04
Publisher: Riptide Publishing
Pages no: 236
Edition language: English
, Historical Fiction
, Erotic Romance
, Historical Romance
, M M Romance
Me agarró por sorpresa este libro. Excelente reconstrucción de época, desde los diálogos y el estilo hasta las descripciones de ambientes; interesantes y atrapantes intrigas políticas y super verosímiles relaciones entre personajes. Me encantó la idea de las Gladiadoras, que no son menos que los hom...
Cunning, Blood and TransmutabilityLove me some gladiators, but this one comes with a twist--gladiatrices. Hell Yeah! Smart and sexy this story combines an alluring cocktail of gamesmanship and sexual power in the ruthless ladder climbing of ancient Rome. Reading this is truly like watching the Wheel...
4.5 HeartsReview written for MM Good Book Reviewshttp://mmgoodbookreviews.wordpress.com/What a lovely book this one was, so utterly captivating and enthralling in its theme. Gladiators are generally a beloved topic of mine, but this book was not merely a fantasy, it was a full on literary work, with...
5 WONDERFUL,MINDFUCKIN,FREED STARS I don't think I can give this review justice... it was that good of a mind fuck... so I will give it to you on how I felt... the emotions.... the shivers... the joy of a HEA. "It's just a word. We're all the same, bags of bones and guts and brilliance. Me, you an...
The writing and world building: Perfect, absolutely faultless prose and dialogue. I can only sit back and admire the execution of this novel.It is ever so easy to immerse yourself in this era with the poetic descriptions setting the scenes of historical Rome. The phrasing and dialog is in harmony wi...