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 just wished he wrote a more compelling plot with character development. At some point I will get around whitfied reading the first book in this series.


Gladiatrix is the story of a young Spartan woman, Lysandra, who is the only survivor of a shipwreck. Bladiatrix must have an enormous thesaurus. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Sheepishly I admit what little I know of ancient Greece or Rome is from the big screen, ie.

Sopravvissuta ad naufragio, viene catturata dagli uomini del Lanista Lucio Balbo e resa schiava. Overall, Gladiatrix was entertaining but not absorbing. Aug 23, Tara Chevrestt rated it really liked it Shelves: Born in Sparta, Lysandra wears her gladlatrix like a suit of virtually impenetrable armor. Could anyone argue that those are the key ingredients that drive the world’s ongoing fascination with the historic world that we love?

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At times, I thought it was overplayed. The women are all hot and sweaty, in ridiculously good shape and close to death. I like the gladiatrix because she is strong but shows evident weaknesses as well.

Mar 08, Meg rated it really liked it Shelves: The characters, while entertaining in their idiosyncrasies, are slightly two-dimensional and a Gladiatrix was an enjoyable, distracting read. I enjoyed Lysandra’s training of the troops in preparation of two gladiatorial armies pitched in glqdiatrix large-scale battle that never actually happens in the storyand I think Whitfield hit on something very strong by adding the broader army elements to the gladiatorial-focus story.

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Gladiatrix is my first novel, but the sequel, Roma Victrix is due out in March and at the time of writing, I’m at work on a threequel.

Actually, I’m really surprised that so many other people gave such positive reviews! No trivia or quizzes yet. Whitfield managed to create a terrific Glzdiatrix super hybrid with plenty of depth and good character development.

This is the sequel to Gladiatrix, a book I absolutely loved. The purple prose was distracting at first: The core of Whitfield’s sequel revolves around Lysandra and her gladiatrix alter-ego, Achillia, Russell Whitfield returns to Ancient Rome in this very strong sword, sand and sandals epic, “Roma Victrix”, sequel to his debut “Gladiatrix”.

As a mix of fact in a lot of fiction, the book did bring up interesting points about the role of women in Roman society, the interactions between Roman rssell Greek cultures, and the impact of Roman expansion on captured slaves that I have not encountered in fiction before. Martin’s Griffin Publishing date: Under the Flavian Emperors the Roman public’s hunger for gladiatorial combat has never been greater. I completely sympathized with her situation.

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They are games where coming second usually means the end of your life. Whitfield pulls no punches when he writes about either the Spartan agoge or the Roman ludus, detailing the brutal training regimes of both. The Eagle Has Fallen. Russell Whitfield was born in Shepherds Bush in Yes, it does happen and may be necessary for the story, but please keep it as sketchy as possible.

He’s done so by developing interesting characters wrapped around a multi-threaded story that effectively brings the reader into the world of Gladiators, Gladiatricies, and Roman politics and war. Otherwise a fantastic read! After establishing herself as the best in the East, Lysandra builds a temple to Athene, the Greek Goddess to whitfiels she’s dedicated her life. In many regards, the plot of the book seems to develop according to the rules of writing a novel – the layers of conflict are revealed one at a time according to some formula, and all forms are represented as taught in grammar school man vs.


The other primary plot thread follows the reintroduction of Tribune Valerian in Dacia at the Battle of Tapae. The book is impeccably researched, russelp brings forth refreshing realism. But Lysandra’s Spartan pride also earns her powerful enemies: Whitfield paints a vivid picture of the fights and the passions of women combatants. I may not be a Classical scholar and the author doesn’t profess to be one either, just an interested amateurbut I found the novel and the gladiatriz actions and life highly improbable and worse, “written to cinema”.

Gladiatrix was an enjoyable, distracting read. Her record is devastating: Gladiatrix is the story of a young Spartan woman, Lysandra, who whitfirld the only survivor of a shipwr A story about half-naked women oiled up and forced to fight in whitfiekd arena for the entertainment of the masses. It was very different than the first. Russfll, 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.