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A new historical fantasy from Russ Whitfield, set in an ancient world much like our Gladiatrix was Russ’s first novel, published in by Myrmidon Books. Read “Gladiatrix” by Russell Whitfield with Rakuten Kobo. The Ancient Roman public’s hunger for gladiatorial combat has never been greater. The Emperor. Love, lust, rage, loss, suffering, revenge. Gladiatrix is more than just the bloody life of a gladiator. It follows the life of a slave – with all the hurts.

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Now, the consequences of the pursuit of that relationship, as it ties into Lysandra’s rival Sorina, that I admit was handled much better. As she drew closer to the arena, she became aware of the sound from above- a rhythmic, thrumming cadence that began at the periphery of her consciousness.

Now I shall fight for her. Sep 09, Paul Bennett rated it it whitfielld amazing. It’s bladiatrix stuff, with well rounded characters, nail-biting duels to the death and vividly depicted settings.

Russell Whitfield is well versed in Roman combat, but seems to stumble in the execution of the story of Lysandra, the Spartan gladiatrix. Feb 12, Liliflaj rated it it was amazing Shelves: This tale is about Lysandr Sheepishly I admit what little I know of ancient Gladiatri or Rome is from the big screen, ie. Its what they do to entertain themselves. Gladiatrix is the story of a young Spartan woman, Lysandra, who gladiatrox the only survivor of a shipwr A story about half-naked women oiled up and forced to fight in the arena for the entertainment of the masses.

Meanwhile Frontinus and Balbus gladiatrkx the ultimate combat spectacle for the visit of the emperor’s emissary, Trajanus, that will involve Lysandra in her greatest and deadliest trial.

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Would you like us to take another look at this review? Lysandra will face many trials and tribulations in this new world she faces. Even towards the end, I never found myself liking her.

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Apr 27, Shannon marked it as to-read Shelves: As in the original, Whitfield combines a steady diet of character depth with heaping spoonfuls of historical fact and fiction as well superb fight sequences, which together puts flesh on the bone of the lesser known, but historically-documented, female gladiator. Its interesting to see her go through her training at the Ludus with her arrogant nature, and its fun to see her being shot down from her pedestal from time to time.

All in all, this book left me with a very bad taste in my mouth and a desire to remove my copy from my house. Her pompous attitude gets to be quite wearisome as one tires of reading about how the Spartans are superior to everyone in every single way possible. Want to Read saving….

Book One Twilight of Empire. The violence and sex are not sensational, but actually parts of the story. I cannot wait for Imperatrix, the third installment of Gladiatrix. I yelled and ranted at the drunk Lysandra and cheered her on in training and cried when those she loved were lost. As debuts go, it was a real breath of fresh air, something new for the Roman part of the Historical fiction genre.

After the epic battle Sorina and Lysandra put on for the emporor they each went their own ways, Sorina went home to plan out her vengeance on Rome and Lysandra built her temple to Athene and had not fought since growing soft.

This book gets pretty graphic and I won’t share the specific whtfield, but again, it wasn’t my cup of tea. He returns to Rome facing the brunt of the blame for the disaster in Dacia. I was ready for something else entirely. Still, I would rate the book better if it had been only First of all, the book was well written. Roma Victrix sees the return of a more mature Lysandra, a woman who has achieved greatness and settled down to life serving her goddess, the days of slavery and living life on the edge of death are behind her she is now mistress of her own house.

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Gladiatrix

All I can say is that if you can keep an open mind and get vladiatrix the initial state of shock that you may experience when you realize what you’re reading, you’ll be in for a thrilling read. Overall, Gladiatrix is a quick and entertaining read. The characters, while entertaining in their idiosyncrasies, are slightly two-dimensional and at times, inconsistent. Paperbackpages. She is sold into slavery and becomes the property of Lucius Balbus, owner of the first all-female ludus gladiatorial school in the region.

Overall, Gladiatrix was entertaining but not absorbing. Galdir – A Slave’s Tale. But if you think i Blood. It is also strengthened by the unexpected relationship between Lysandra and Sorena’s second.

So I completely understood when Lysandra lost her will to fight and felt as if she shamed her people and her priesthood. The russelp pulls you in and stays true to some historical facts.

The basic conflict is seeking freedom and to do that she must be the best fighter. There is very little change in her character throughout the book. I think the book is needlessly titillating. Born in Sparta, Lysandra wears her heritage like a suit of virtually impenetrable armor.

Gladiatrix (Gladiatrix, #1) by Russell Whitfield

The only slight negative comment that I have about Gladiatrix is that there were a lot of small errors which should have been picked up by the proof reader s.

The tension and drama that emanates from her abilities and her mindset fuels this tale of survival, hate, revenge whiftield even love. Yes, she is arrogant, but she is also self-sacraficing. Book II Throne of Caesars.

No trivia or quizzes yet. Otherwise a fantastic read!

GLADIATRIX RUSSELL WHITFIELD PDF

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A new historical fantasy from Russ Whitfield, set in an ancient world much like our Gladiatrix was Russ’s first novel, published in by Myrmidon Books. Read “Gladiatrix” by Russell Whitfield with Rakuten Kobo. The Ancient Roman public’s hunger for gladiatorial combat has never been greater. The Emperor. Love, lust, rage, loss, suffering, revenge. Gladiatrix is more than just the bloody life of a gladiator. It follows the life of a slave – with all the hurts.

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Roma Victrix (Gladiatrix #2) by Russell Whitfield

Other bits like Balbus, no mention of thoughts being in the country etc etc were brought up and then he suddenly ups and leaves -everything- seemed abrupt. View all 4 comments. No trivia or quizzes yet. IV stars out of V.

Though there is lots of action, as glaiatrix, there are also several meaningful and touching relationships. Additionally, the character is difficult to empathise with: To survive and be captured by these vicious warriors, is shown to be a fate worse than death.

Fortunately for Lysandra he fighting skills captured many admirers over the years and they want to try and draw her back to glory and the arena, the greatest of these glaiatrix Domitian, Emperor of Rome who wants to pit the Greatest Gladiatrix of the east against Romes champion Gladiatrix in a spectacle that will leave only one unbeaten and only one victorious.

I felt like everything that happened to her was happening to me. It broke the character that had been building–even if, I recognize, it was the only way to get the story forward. This tale is about Lysandr Sheepishly I admit what little I know of ancient Greece or Rome is from the gldiatrix screen, ie.

Roma Victrix

She is sold into slavery and becomes the property of Lucius Balbus, owner of the first all-female ludus gladiatorial school in the region. Return to Book Page. The Ancient Roman public’s hunger for gladiatorial combat has never been greater. The opposite, of course, can be expected by her enemies. There is no mercy.

Meanwhile Frontinus and Balbus plan the ultimate combat spectacle for the visit of the emperor’s emissary, Trajanus, that will involve Lysandra in her greatest and deadliest trial.

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Love Lysandra and her story, Aesalon Nocturna also is a worthy opponent. Otherwise a fantastic read!

Gladiatrix

Alone, she walked through the darkness of the passageway towards the sun-filled amphitheatre. Born in the Borderlands Strategos 1. Some readers may find the subject matter a bit disturbing, particularly the hostility exhibited towards women by some of the characters. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

Sadly, fame and fortune were not forthcoming and a career in telesales beckoned. I was intrigued by the whitfielf system that existed in the ludus among women from various parts of the empire and wondered how they would fit together so easily when they came from such different backgrounds; not all tribes from outside of Rome are the same or even similar.

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.

This very film-like structure is gladiartix easy to convey, but Whitfield handles it masterfully. Aug 23, Tara Chevrestt rated it really liked it Shelves: This tale is about Lysandra, a Greek warrior priestess who after being shipwrecked, becomes enslaved as a female gladiator novice. Marching With Caesar-Antony and Cleopatra: Also this book comes to assume that if you put a bunch of women together without the company of men then they start to become lesbians.

Dec 09, Andrea Haffly rated it did not like it. On Twitter hooverbkreview On Facebook at https: The ahitfield just seemed unresolved. Into her hands falls the young tribune Whitfisld Minervius Valerian, and she ponders whether to deal him a slow and painful death, or release him to journey back to Rome in shame as the sole survivor of the empire’s most humiliating defeat for half a millennium. Varia’s departure and later reemergence provide the emotional force for the story while keeping the connective threads of the novel tied together.

Gladiatrix for me, was a 5 star russelp, Roma Victrix is even better gladiartix that’s possible! So what agony has Russ been through with Lysandra in the last 3 years?

Lysandra is back and she’s going gladiayrix war! I do not recommend it at all. In addition to the obligatory amount of well-oiled, sweating and topless gladiatricies, Whitfield has written an intensely erotic scene with two female and two male gladiators I’ll not give away who exactlyas well as a rather gruesome rape scene which becomes an important event throughout the story.

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Close Report a review At Kobo, we try to ensure that published reviews do not contain rude or profane language, spoilers, or any of our reviewer’s personal information. See this is the problem with being an addict and there is no temporary fix for this kind, lol. As you would expect, there is a lot of violence and passion littered throughout the book.

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An additional cinematic and not-very-realistic addition in the plot is the love affair between Lysandra and Eirinawen. I thought the romance in the book was brilliantly crafted.

Jun 26, Emmy rated it liked it. The author, having established all the background to the era and the phenomenon of female gladiators, is able to explore the relationships within the story and give some thought to what drove these women to fight and die in the arena. Copyright – Antoine Online – All rights reserved.

Meanwhile rusdell is another Gladiatrix Prima rising to the fame of Roma Victrix and the emporor, who loves a good show decides to pit these two fierce women against each other. The story’s pace is torrid as each gladiatrix is pushed to her max in preparation for their Colosseum battle before Emperor Domitian. I found the book to be poorly written, the author told the reader what was happening rather than showed through dialogue and action.

Overall a satisfying and bloody read that I enjoyed.

Advanced Readers’ Edition, March As brilliant as it was 1st time round!!!! Published May 1st by Myrmidon Books first published March 15th Apr 18, Julia rated it it was amazing Recommends it for:

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