Blood and sand: A Novel
FORGED IN BATTLE... FROM THE DUST OF THE ARENA... A LEGEND WILL RISE
The action-packed tale of a 17-year-old warrior princess and a handsome gladiator who dared take on the Roman Republic--and gave rise to the legend of Spartacus...
For teens who love strong female protagonists in their fantasy and historical fiction, Blood and Sand is a stirring, yet poignant tale of two slaves who dared take on an empire by talented debut author C. V. Wyk.
Roma Victrix . The Republic of Rome is on a relentless march to create an empire--an empire built on the backs of the conquered, brought back to Rome as slaves.
Attia was once destined to rule as the queen and swordmaiden of Thrace, the greatest warrior kingdom the world had seen since Sparta. Now she is a slave, given to Xanthus, the Champion of Rome, as a sign of his master's favor. Enslaved as a child, Xanthus is the preeminent gladiator of his generation.
Against all odds, Attia and Xanthus form a tentative bond. A bond that will spark a rebellion. A rebellion that threatens to bring the Roman Republic to its end--and gives rise to the legend of Spartacus...
The story continues in Fire and Ash , coming in 2019 from Tor Teen.
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|Last Grouping Update||2018-07-21 23:35:05PM|
|Last Indexed||2018-07-21 21:59:51PM|
|author||C. V. Wyk|
|author_display||C. V. Wyk|
|detailed_location_school||McGavock High - Teen Fiction|
|display_description||Set in Ancient Rome, Blood and Sand reimagines Spartacus as a seventeen-year-old girl. When Attia is sold as a slave to the House of Timeus, no one knows she's actually the warrior princess of Thrace, and the last of her people. She is given to Xanthus, a fellow slave and gladiator champion of Rome, as a gift from his master. Attia and Xanthus begin to build a trust through their shared skill in combat and a driving desire to seek revenge on the Roman leaders who wiped out their respective homes. While their burgeoning love leaves them both with something to lose, Attia never takes her eyes off her goal of vengeance. The fights and battles are clear, exciting, and plentiful without being terribly graphic, and the love story, while a little quick, is deeply felt. Attia is a strong and skilled protagonist who, as the fiery ending indicates, has the tools and motivation to lead a rebellion.|
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|record_details||ils:CARL0000702286|Book|Books|First edition.|English|Tor Teen,|2018.|320 pages ; 22 cm, overdrive:ab8e265f-5f4d-4360-afe6-527417176cd7|eBook|eBook||English|Tom Doherty Associates|2018||
|subject_facet||Fantasy fiction, Gladiators -- Fiction, Historical fiction, Rome -- History -- Flavians, 69-96 -- Fiction, Spartacus, -- -71 B.C. -- Fiction, Women slaves -- Fiction|
|title_display||Blood and sand|
|title_full||Blood and Sand A Novel, Blood and sand / C.V. Wyk|
|title_short||Blood and sand|
|topic_facet||Fantasy, Gladiators, Historical Fiction, History, Romance, Spartacus, Women slaves, Young Adult Fiction|