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Wolf's Empire: Gladiator: A Novel Hardcover – June 28, 2016
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“A rich, enjoyable tale based on history, liberally seasoned with imagination and pulsating with adventure.” ―Kevin J. Anderson, USA Today bestselling author of The Dark Between the Stars
“Combines the violent excesses of gladiatorial combat, alien biotech, the heights of cruelty, and the terrible cost of triumph.” ―LE Modesitt, New York Times bestselling author of The Heritage of Cyador
“What if Rome never fell, instead conquering the Earth, and expanding its empire to the stars? Awash with political intrigue and breakneck hand-to-hand combat, Wolf’s Empire: Gladiator wastes no time, giving us a running start to a lushly-written new alternate history series.” ―Steven Barnes, co-author of the Dream Park series
“Fascinating . . . We now know that Ancient Rome never died but went on to become a vast galactic empire. This mesmerizing new novel brings its passions and grandeur gloriously back to life.” ―Thomas Fleming, New York Times bestselling author of The Secret Trial of Robert E. Lee and winner of the Lincoln Prize for Lifetime Achievement in History
“A big, fascinating book -- and it needed every last page to accommodate the vast canvas on which this exciting gladiatorial and high-tech epic is played out.” ―Mike Resnick, five-time Hugo award winner and author of Santiago
“The story starts big and then keeps opening up, expanding until a galaxy isn't big enough. I stayed up way too late reading it.” ―Larry Bond, New York Times bestselling author of Fatal Thunder
“An epic, brutal, bloody work of imagination that thrillingly melds the classical traditions of Ancient Rome with Space Age technology.” ―Cecilia Dart-Thornton, bestselling author of the Bitterbynde series
“If the Roman Empire had never fallen, this would be its science fiction. The empire has expanded into space, powerful families are fighting for power, justice and entertainment are brutal, and Rome is definitely not a democracy. A sweeping vision of a very alien future for humanity.” ―Sean McMullen, Hugo Award nominee and author of Souls in the Great Machine
About the Author
CLAUDIA CHRISTIAN is an actress, writer, director, producer, voice-over artist, and CEO-Founder of the C 3 Foundation. She has starred in studio pictures such as Clean and Sober and The Hidden and in TV shows such as sci-fi megahit Babylon 5. She provided the voice for many characters in games such as SkyRim, Halo, Guild Wars and Fallout 4 and films such as Disney’s Atlantis. In 2013 she started the C 3 Foundation to provide education and support for people affected by AUD. In 2014 she made an award winning documentary One Little Pill about the Sinclair Method, the treatment she advocates for. Claudia lives in Los Angeles.
MORGAN GRANT BUCHANAN has written comic books, the screenplay for a sci-fi movie, short stories and a celebrity memoir with Claudia Christian. He is also a teacher of tai chi and Taoist meditation and lives in Australia.
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The premise is that the Roman Empire never collapsed, but expanded to encompass the Earth and then went for the stars. The patriarchal society is still alive and well, slavery is treated as a natural thing by all parties and the mob still demands bread and circus from the Empire. The story does a very good job of introducing Roman concepts and society without becoming a lecture, it's just talked about as a natural part and that's that.
The protagonist is a bit unusual for Roman society in that she's a female with an axe to grind against the enemies of her house and she does that in one of the least acceptable locations for a female, the arena. Without taking any cheap or graphic shortcuts she is abused and downtrodden, and while she is a strong character she isn't portrayed as a goddess or almost magical reformer of society.
Well worth the read, particularly if you have an interest in Roman history and society.
I propose we throw everything our civilization has into making Venus and Mars giant busts of Claudia Christian and Morgan Grant Buchanan!
Just kidding, but I enjoyed the read and got some good laughs as well. I hope to see more novels from this duo in the future.