The Last Gladiatrix

The Last Gladiatrix In the dust and death of the Collosseum a slave fights for freedom a soldier fights for his life and they both fight for the love that has been forbidden Captured and enslaved by a Roman legion Xa

  • Title: The Last Gladiatrix
  • Author: Eva Scott
  • ISBN: 9780857990396
  • Page: 264
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • In the dust and death of the Collosseum, a slave fights for freedom, a soldier fights for his life, and they both fight for the love that has been forbidden.Captured and enslaved by a Roman legion, Xanthe never expects to end up training for the Colosseum floor, but every night after the day s march, she is put through her paces by a Roman solider who challenges her, testsIn the dust and death of the Collosseum, a slave fights for freedom, a soldier fights for his life, and they both fight for the love that has been forbidden.Captured and enslaved by a Roman legion, Xanthe never expects to end up training for the Colosseum floor, but every night after the day s march, she is put through her paces by a Roman solider who challenges her, tests her, and excites her Titus is drawn to Xanthe, her fire and her spirit, so he breaks one of his rules and brings notice on himself, offering to train her as a gladiatrix to spare her a courtesan s role But training her, working with her, soon becomes too much Titus knows the penalty for taking property that does not belong to him, but how long can he resist

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    1. This was a superb historical romance adventure. Yes, that's quite a combination.There's a strong heroine--she can fight just as well as any man, takes down 7 out of 10 barbarians that attack her, before she's captured.She ends up given as a gift to a Roman senator with greed on his mind--only because he can't bed her without possibly getting something bit off. So when he decides to throw her in the arena, her and Titus, a centurion are thrown together for trainingbut they fall in love.Oh, I'm so [...]

    2. Grade: FThe skin at the back of her neck prickled, as if in warning.Yeah, that quote in the third paragraph should have been my warning of !!!Cliches & Caricatures Ahead!!! But I kept reading because it’s just a novella, how bad could it be? My status updates (below) sum up how bad it got.I finished it (because I have enough fortitude to finish a damn novella, dammit), but even before the end of the first chapter, a bit of throw-away characterization made me lose all respect for the story [...]

    3. Received from Netgalley for review.Captured by Huns while searching for her missing brother, Xanthe is given to a Roman General to buy their release when the Huns are captured themselves. Finding her too wild to submit to becoming a bed slave, the General orders her to be trained by Centurion Titus Valens.This should've been a full novel. The story is definitely there but at under a hundred pages a great deal of it felt rushed in particular the details of Xanthe and Titus falling in love. It was [...]

    4. The Last Gladiatrix is a jam-packed novella by Australian author Eva Scott set in ancient Rome. Xanthe is captured by a Roman legion to be trained for a gladiator dual. She is under the close supervision of Titus, a soldier under the directive of the legion who is responsible to train her. Their close contact sparks an attraction between the duelling pair and the boundaries between captor and captured become blurry. They become caught up in an intense affair, but when the higher powers become aw [...]

    5. One of the the things a successful historical novelist has to do is immerse the reader in a new world with all the sights, smells and sounds that go with it.Eva Scott does this brilliantly well in The Last Gladiatrix.In a tautly plotted tale, Eva gives us two very likeable central characters and a real sense of their developing relationship. The banter between the two sparkles.If there was a criticism to be levelled at all is that the novel itself is too short.There is plenty more potential in t [...]

    6. 4 starsThis was a really good read!Updated with full review -I enjoyed this novella a lot! I love stories set in Ancient Rome, and when I saw The Last Gladiatrix had gladiators, I was all about reading this book! Gladiators are even better than ninjas and pirates. They are better than ninjas and pirates put together! There’s something about that desperate struggle for survival and freedom that makes them so compelling. Knowing that a bad day in the Coliseum will more than likely equate to a vi [...]

    7. WOW! Where to begin with this book.The first words I will use are definitely stunning, magical and just plain awesome! I loved this read from start to finish. It was romance combined with history and done so very well.I really loved the way in which the author described it all,I can with all certainty say I felt it all, touched it all and lived it all in this read.This was the most fascinating romance I have read in a long time as I never thought of Gladiators going all lovey dovey, the author h [...]

    8. Una storia carina e simpatica, ben gestita nonostante il numero limitato di pagine. Il titolo inganna un po', perchè l'eroina di sfida ne affronta solo una, pure finta, e la perde anche. Insomma, non proprio hero materialMa, essendo italiana, voglio premiare l'intraprendenza della scrittrice (e la buona volontà)Voto: 3,5 stelleSi ringrazia netgalley per la gentile preview.

    9. The Last Gladiatrix is a meticulously research, marvelously written mix of romance and history. Every character leaps off the page and transports you back to the sights, sounds and smells of the ancient world. Xanthe and Titus will live in your memory long after you turn the final page of their amazing story.

    10. I was given a copy of this book by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.Xanthe is the daughter of a Sarmatian chieftain. A fierce warrior woman who believed in her skills so much that she left her people by herself in search of her captive brother. She is taken unawares by the Hun and taken captive. But not before she killed seven of her original ten attackers. When the Hun overtaken themselves by Roman soldiers it seems like her journey is just going to get harder. She is given as a gift [...]

    11. I am not a huge fan of historical Romance but The Last Gladiatrix is an exception, Xanthe runs away to try to find her brother who has gone missing and ends up being kidnapped herself, Along comes Titus who is in the Roman Army he saves her from the group that kidnapped her and he manages to convince his superior that she should be able to fight for her freedom in the Colosseum.Titus trains Xanthe to fight. I loved this story and usually I won’t rate a novella so high because you usually don [...]

    12. This is a very easy to read novella that is filled with tons of history to the point where it could be a little cliche. But, I enjoy cliche. I would have rated it higher because I honestly felt this should have been a full length novel felt to me like a precursor to a much longer piece. I like the idea of a female warrior and she was strong enough to make me happy, happy, happy!I think Scott is on to something because, at least for me, there aren't that many romance of Gladiators around. If ther [...]

    13. Fighting for loveCenturion Titus is a memorable hero in every sense of the word. In the harsh world of the latter days of the Roman Empire, he is honourable, strong and a realist who is capable of the ultimate romantic gesture. Xanthe--a Scythian warrior--is the only woman to interest him and their battles make for riveting reading. The details of the life and times weave effortlessly through the narrative. I could visualise the Coliseum from Xanthe's perspective so clearly. Fascinating on both [...]

    14. 3.5/5 starsDefinitely a really interesting take on the life of a gladiator. Albeit, it's a bloody life and I really liked how the author portrayed that through the heartless actions of the Romans. With all their glory, they still have their weak parts. The characters were really enjoyable to read, Xanthe is so full of fire and Titus is full of compassion and love. I would definitely recommend this, it's a great read!Read my reviews at:extreemeobsessed

    15. I received this book as a giveaway from FictionVixen.Sorry, I couldn't like this book. Everything was happened was predictable, the characters plain, and I struggled to read this to the end. It could be a really great book, but unfortunately the sparks weren't there.If you want to read a book you'll quick forget, than this book is for you,otherwise - not recommended.

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