3 Jan The shows I’ve loved enough to get geeky about are less that the fingers on my hands since my time has been swallowed up raising four kids. 9 Sep Spartacus: Swords and Ashes is a novel by J.M. Clements. It was released by Titan Books on January 3, The Gladiator Spartacus, the. 14 Jan An overheard wisecrack about Jonathan Clements’ new novel Spartacus: Swords and Ashes, delivered dripping in sarcasm: “Some guy just.

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Our border must be expanded ever outward to bring in new slaves to till the fields, rear children, wash clothes … And we sit at our tables, and cheer each other with tales of nobility and virtue. Paperbackpages.

Spartacus: Swords and Ashes (Spartacus #1) by J.M. Clements

Nov 20, Ilse rated it liked it. Betrayed by the Romans. They were defeated too, as was proconsul C. I really like the structure of each chapter as qshes and how it is broken up into smaller scenarios with multiple views that add diverse perspectives to situations occurring. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

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Claudius Glaber, then the praetors L. Perhaps appropriately, the author spends a great deal of time with the character of Varro, exploring the ramifications of his decision to go from Roman citizen to slave for the good of his family. Jun 21, Meikstr rated it liked it Shelves: While most will probably pass the book and television series off purely as salacious entertainment, if the themes of this novel are any indication, there is much more than meets the eye to this new version of Spartacus.

Serving as a murder mystery, a game of political shadows, a tale of lust, all while making bold political statements about the nature of men and the humanity or lackthereof of ashs slavery.

I will admit, though, that it took a long time to finish this one because I was getting a little burned out by all the Roman material.


Book Review: Spartacus: Swords and Ashes by J.M. Clements

Brett Koster April 17, 0. The author assumes that the reader will be capable of absorbing the finer details, and if nothing else, it’s a nice exercise in melding the historical with the fictional.

Now, I need to sit down and check the xpartacus out, as this novel has piqued my interest. And thanks to Clements, you might very well want to re-read it.

Spartacus: Swords and Ashes

Thanks to slave defections from the nearby countryside, Spartacus soon had tens of thousands of men at his command — and those kinds of numbers brought an official response from Rome itself: Which brings us to Spartacus: I give 3,5 stars. Not horrible, but not all that great either – it was like an episode or scene that got dropped as it didn’t contribute to the overall production. Lists with This Book. Hello everyone and Happy Holidays!

It is a vastly entertaining book, with a colorful palette of characters to propel each scene forward. Over all, I found the book interesting. It’s not what one expects out of the typical media tie-in novel, because usually, those tie-ins are related to franchises that have to be conscious of mass appeal.

The first in a series of brand-new original Spartacus novels. This book is centred on the acquisition of the home of a dead lanista by Batiatus, Sparatacus’ quest to get reacquainted with his wife Sura as wekl the politics among the many officers of Aand as well as their counterparts. When I found out there were a couple novels that went along with the series, I was thrilled!

The pace never slacks, and when your thirst for blood begins to take hold, this book delivers. He saw her pierced in a thousand places, bloodied in a forest of fletchings as she screamed and called out his name —.

More than a gladiator. Aug 13, Brian rated it liked it Shelves: But not all battles are fought upon the sands. The only reasons I give this three stars are the descriptions and gladiatorial action.


However, at the end of the night, Pelorus is dead by the hand of one of his own slaves, and the rest of the servants under his ownership are sentenced to death, as is custom in ashse house of a murdered owner.

She really provides a lot of insight and foreshadowing to the events that occur in later seasons of Spartacus. For “Spartacus” fans, it all depends on how spwrtacus the visual element of the show matters to one’s enjoyment.

The historical context of the time period is mentioned often, including previous slave revolts and the then-recent inclusion of broader Italian families into the Roman patrician class. John Blow has forever lived in the shadow of Henry Purcell, his former student. He and his dpartacus camped in the foothills of Mount Vesuvius having first stolen armor and weapons and proceeded to maul every Roman force sent against them. Not only is the dark and gritty nature of the series well represented by the story, but all of the elements that make “Spartacus” work are right there on the page.

Reborn as a Gladiator. Uninspired writing and plot, fairly weak characterization, and tie-ins to the TV series that were all too convenient and predictable. Do you mean people who dwell in cities? Rome is founded on the blood and sweat of slaves. Ajd also appreciated Clements’ attention to detail with respect to Latin.

Published January 3rd by Titan Books first published January 1st Jeremy Lebens December 16, 0. He shouted at her to get down, to drop to the forest floor, but instead she held out her arms toward the oncoming swarm. I always love reading the Latin words and getting a description of them.

This wasn’t too bad.