Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Promo - Gladiatrix by Russell Whitfield

Russell Whitfield
St. Martin’s Press
April 14, 2009
ISBN# 978-0-312-53488-2

The Ancient Roman public's hunger for gladiatorial combat has never been greater. The Emperor Domitian's passion for novelty and variety in the arena has given rise to a very different kind of warrior: the Gladiatrix. Sole survivor of a shipwreck off the coast of Asia Minor, Lysandra finds herself the property of Lucius Balbus, owner of the foremost Ludus for female gladiators in the Eastern Empire. Lysandra, a member of an ancient Spartan sect of warrior priestesses, refuses to accept her new status as a slave. Forced to fight for survival, her deadly combat skills win the adoration of the crowds, the respect of Balbus. But Lysandra's Spartan pride also earns her powerful enemies: Sorina, Gladiatrix Prima and leader of the Barbarian faction, and the sadistic Numidian trainer, Nastasen. When plans are laid for the ultimate combat spectacle to honor the visit of the emperor's powerful new emissary, Lysandra must face her greatest and deadliest trial. This is a thrilling first novel that combines fascinating historical detail with blistering action.

To learn more about Gladiatrix, please visit Mr. Whitfield's website: HERE


Emily said...

Great post! Love your blog! I noticed that you're reading John Marco. He's wonderful. Nice to see someone else appreciating his work.

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Kimberly Swan said...

Thanks Emily! He's certainly talented. :) I'll have to check out your vampire news show. *grin*

Christine said...

What a stunning book cover. The novel sounds really interesting ... and intense. I'm going to keep my eye out on the reviews for this one. Thanks, Kimberly.

Kimberly Swan said...

It definitely has great cover art, and the story sounds really good. I hope you'll enjoy it if you get the chance to read it. :)