• by Simon Scarrow, T. J. Andrews
  • Narrated by David Thorpe
  • 15 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

A thrilling new Roman novel charting the gruelling rise of gladitorial recruit Pavo by the best-selling author of The Legion and Praetorian Ancient Rome provides the setting for the gripping story of the champion gladiator Pavo, trained to kill, and a pawn in the games of the powerful and ambitious.
Pavo's journey begins when he encounters the Roman soldier Macro, who has been charged with his training. Bonds of friendship develop between the two men, both aware that their fates depend not only on Pavo's skills in the arena but also on the whims of powerful and ruthless senators. Can Pavo survive to fulfil his most cherished goal - revenge for the murder of his father at the hands of a champion gladiator?


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love it

as always a good action packed story with plenty of chuckles. macro is a favourite of mine with or without cato .very good
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A devious tale

What did you like most about Arena?

My son thought this was a thrilling and fast moving story. He particularly liked the tricky Greeks called Palllas and Marena(?) who could never be trusted to do what they said.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Macro (of macro and Cato fame) who was always straight to the point and took any disaapointment in his stride.

Which scene did you most enjoy?

The best bit was when Marena got his come uppance at the end... In a truly Roman way.

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

Much better than Gladiator

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- Paul

Book Details

  • Release Date: 23-08-2013
  • Publisher: Headline Digital