Pros: Accurate portrayal of life in ancient Rome. Cons: Male readers shouldn't shy away from the romance moniker.
Summary: Based on a real archaeological find, LIBERTY spins a stirring tale about a Celtic woman sold into slavery by her own father to pay a Roman tax debt. Moment by inexorable moment, Rhyddes ferch Rudd (pronounced "hree-dthes ferk ruth") finds all her ... read more
Pros: At least the details about gladiatorial life are there. Cons: It's an awful novel.
Summary: I'm not kidding, either. Actually, I had been looking forward to reading this novel, set in the arenas and gladiator schools of ancient Rome. And I am always on the lookout for new writers, hoping to find someone new to pick up my interest. Sadly, ... read more