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Jalaam, a bastard son in first-century Judea, escapes the bullies in his village by becoming a stable boy with the Roman cavalry. On a journey far from his desert homeland to the forested world of Germania, he befriends Hannah, a beautiful Hebrew pleasure slave. Through grit and skill Jalaam rises to become an eques sapsarius (cavalry combat medic) and, ultimately, a celebrated gladiator in Pompeii. But Hannah, now a wealthy consort, believes that Jalaam was born for an altogether different destiny. NOTE: This book was previously published under the title "Bastard". BOOK OF THE YEAR 2012, Bronze Medal (ForeWord Reviews) "He uses solid research to create a wide-ranging vibrant world." - Kirkus Reviews "This novel has it all - bullies, forbidden romance, friendship, rivalries, brutal battles, gladiators and the triumph of good over evil." - Tallahassee Democrat


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January 2015 : USA Paperback

Title: Gladius
Author(s): Mark Canter
ISBN: 1-5076-8785-0 / 978-1-5076-8785-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA