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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I was educated to A-Level, but did not complete college, preferring instead to seek fame and fortune in a heavy metal band. ZigZagSuck rated it did not like it Jun 28, But back to the subject. As debuts go, it was a real breath of fresh air, something new for the Roman part of the Historical fiction genre.

The descriptions of the fighting are always ruxsell impossible to leave before their gory conclusions. Roma Victrix was very different and I defintely did appreciate the changes. May 22, Erin rated it it was ok Shelves: Check out Gladiatrix is a fantastic story!!

Nov 30, Seth Kaefring rated it liked it. Graphic violence, including graphic sexual assault, some of which feels gratuitous. A good example of historical fiction. She proved to be arrogant and self important. She is arrogant and is condescending to anyone not from Hellas, to her they are all barbarians. Its apparently there only to set up other events.

Russell Whitfield has created a realistic and engaging re-creation of the ancient Roman Empire. So there’s got to be a sequel, Mr Whitfield, with an epic battle – Achillia and Amazona finally meet again on the field and one dies. The main character This book centers around a Spartan named Lysandra, and how she is forced into slavery to fight for her life in the gladiatrix games.


Heck, I’m not sure why I even picked up the thing. There are no whitffield topics on this book yet. The whole mix comes to head with a climactic and somewhat predictable struggle between Lysandra and Sorena in the arena. Trivia About Roma Victrix Gla Overall a satisfying and bloody read that I enjoyed.

Overall, Gladiatrix was entertaining but not absorbing. Her friendships with others add a new dimension to her personality. As brilliant as it was 1st time round!!!! See this is the problem with being an addict and there is no temporary fix for this kind, lol.

Also, he didn’t follow the main character after the ending – which I had expected and, yes, demanded in my state of a reader – but another character who, too, I didn’t like.

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I was intrigued by the tribal system that existed in the ludus among women from various parts of the empire and lgadiatrix 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. I completely sympathized with her situation. An additional cinematic and not-very-realistic addition in the plot is the love affair between Lysandra and Eirinawen.

Its what they do to entertain themselves.


Its interesting to see her go through her training at the Ludus with her arrogant nature, and its gladiatris to see her being shot down from her pedestal from time to time.


However, I feel like the author writes his conversations and descriptions well, and he does a lot of background research that I appreciate. It was better than I expected!

Almost a 5, but I have a hard time with sexual violence, and there are a couple of scenes that were pretty hard for me to handle. Roman Legion at War. Gpadiatrix s unavailable for purchase. Picking up from shortly after the end of the previous book Gladiatrix Roma Victrix seems a more complex work.

Ratings and Reviews 0 1 star ratings 0 reviews. Galdir – A Slave’s Tale. When plans are laid for the ultimate combat spectacle to honor the visit of the emperor’s powerful new emissary, Lysandra must face her greatest and deadliest trial.

Love, lust, rage, loss, suffering, revenge. Blood Enemy 2 in the Invader Novella Series.

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Also returning is Lysandra’s spiritual guide in Telemachus, as well as a number of new gladiators and gladiatricies, and Lysandra’s equally as arrogant Spartan countryman, the gladiator Kleandrias who becomes her trainer.

The actin flows and keeps the pages turning at a fast pace. The Armour of Achilles. Forced to fight for survival, her deadly combat skills win the adoration of the crowds, the respect of Balbus.

Aug 14, A. Oh my gosh I love these books and can’t get enough!