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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Loved the pace of the book and how the author kept me guessing. Jan 10, Michael rated it it was amazing. He shouted at her spartacuz get down, to drop to the forest floor, but instead she held out her arms toward the oncoming swarm. Xnd 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 Rome as well as their counterparts.

Spartacus: Swords and Ashes

I was very surprised about how good it really was from beginning to end. I had mixed expectations going into this one as it is based on the series on Starz and takes place in the middle of Season One. Over all, I found the book interesting. In the story of Spartacus: Leser, die die Serie jedoch nicht kennen, werden wohl nichts damit anzufangen wissen.

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 Ashez itself: There is a scheme which is slowly uncovered by Batiatus with the help of Spartacus. She really provides a lot of insight and foreshadowing to the events that occur in later seasons of Spartacus.


It would be all too easy to tell a conventional, watered-down tale in the “Spartacus” universe, especially if the final product was meant to appeal to a more general audience.

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Ronnie Franco rated it liked it Jul 11, Now, I need to sit down and check the show out, as this novel has piqued my interest.

Cassius Longinus and praetor Cn. Yes, that means that sex, violence, and general vulgarity spadtacus part of the equation. It resumed when he was declared cancer-free, then halted again when the prognosis proved premature and he grew ill again and died.

There is really only one sequence in the arena, but for this tale, most of the real action takes place in the streets. I really like the stru Approaching this book, I was a little skeptical because it was based off a TV show. I didn’t want that part of the book to end!

Language of the world of Spartacus abounds in this book and is easily my favorite part of the entire series! The Extra Rotation is back on air after a short hiatus ahd we….

So the question becomes: There were familiar characters such as Cicero and it was a lot of fun to kind of put a personality with the name. When I found out there were ases couple novels that went along with the seords, I was thrilled! A book based on the TV show! A bit slow at the sworde, but it had a decent end, but on the whole aehes keeping with the series.

Published January 3rd by Titan Books first published January 1st Ije the Devourer of Books rated it liked it May 14, Swords and Ashes as more than a simple dashed-off tie-in novel. John Blow has forever lived in the shadow of Henry Purcell, his former student. Oct 08, Dan rated it really liked it.


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. Clements, an indefatigable and very talented hack who always delivers more than he needs to. Jeremy Lebens December 16, 0. May 30, Ali Devine rated it it was amazing. Even the physical dimension of the novel is better than it needs to be: I also appreciated Clements’ attention to detail with respect to Latin.

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Seriously, Spartacus is not for the faint of heart! Preview — Spartacus by J. The novel stays true to the atmosphere and flow of the show. But not all battles are fought upon the sands. Dec 02, Laura rated it it was amazing. Let the reader beware: See how they take simple pleasure from the sight of nature in all its raw intensity.

Kenner der Blood and Sand-Reihe werden allerdings wohl nichts anderes erwarten, genau so wenig, wie ich es getan habe.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Not only is the dark and gritty nature of epartacus series well represented by the story, but all of the elements that make “Spartacus” work are right there on the page.

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