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Fight for freedom

Fight for freedom

Scarrow, Simon

Rome, 61 BC. Recruited as a gladiator, Marcus Cornelius Primus faces a new life of brutal training, but he cannot simply forget his past. His father has been murdered by soldiers and his mother has been kidnapped and forced into slavery. Marcus is determined to seek justice for his family and set his mother free

Book. English. Historical fiction. Historical. Young adult fiction. Fiction 13+.
Published London: Puffin, 2011
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Statement of responsibility: Simon Scarrow
ISBN: 0141333634, 9780141333632
Intended audience: Adolescent.
Note: Map on lining papers.
Physical Description: 329 p. : ill., map ; 25 cm.
Series: Gladiator
Subject: Rome History Mithridatic Wars, 88-63 B.C. Fiction.
Series Title: Gladiator.

Accelerated Reading

Book Level: 5.6
Interest Level: MY
Points: 11
Quiz Number: 220192

Author note

Simon Scarrow was born in Africa and lived in a number of countries including Hong Kong and the Bahamas before settling in Britain.

He has always been interested in writing and his love of history began at school, in particular when he was being taught about the ancient world by his Latin and History teachers. Since then he has travelled with his wife and children across the world to Italy, Greece, Turkey, Jordan, Syria and Egypt to research his historical novels.

Simon was an enthusiastic teacher for a number of years. He now writes full time, but does intend to return to teaching when he can find the time.

Gladiator: Fight for Freedom is his first novel for Puffin.