3 Jan The shows I’ve loved enough to get geeky about are less that the fingers on my hands since my time has been swallowed up raising four kids. 9 Sep Spartacus: Swords and Ashes is a novel by J.M. Clements. It was released by Titan Books on January 3, The Gladiator Spartacus, the. 14 Jan An overheard wisecrack about Jonathan Clements’ new novel Spartacus: Swords and Ashes, delivered dripping in sarcasm: “Some guy just.

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Clearly, this is all about story and character, so if the lack of visuals would be a detriment, this is probably not for you.

I wouldn’t have named the antagonist Verres when one of the protagonists is named Varro, but that may just be me. Bin mir aber nicht sicher ob es zwischen 5 und 6 oder 6 und 7 spielt. Asehs an epic ride into a tale of Spartacus and the many eccentric characters we have come to know on Spartacus: For “Spartacus” fans, it all depends on how much the visual element of the show matters to one’s enjoyment.

Cassius Longinus and praetor Cn. Approaching this book, I was a little skeptical because it was based off a TV show. Want to Read saving…. Claudius Glaber, then the praetors L.

Book Review: Spartacus: Swords and Ashes by J.M. Clements

In the story of Spartacus: He famously crucified all of the survivors — a roadside row of crosses stretching from Capua all the way to Rome, the sky black with a whirlwind of carrion-birds. A bit slow at the start, but it had a decent end, but on the whole in keeping with the series. This is captured on several levels, including one scene that just might have been the most uncomfortable thing I’ve read in a long time.


I’d recommended it to a fan of the show. How exactly was a series known for its stylized visuals and narrative excess going to translate into a novel? I also found it hard to follow what was going on in the very beginning of the book but it did come together in the end. According to custom, all of the slaves in the household must die and are set to be put to death in the arena.

When I happened upon this first novel related to the “Spartacus” series running on Starz, I was taken aback. Man sollte sich erst die 1 Staffel anschauen bevor man das Buch liest, weil das Sowrds spielt zwischen Episoden. She really provides a lot of insight and foreshadowing to the events that occur in later seasons of Spartacus.

Spartacus: Swords and Ashes

Want to Swordx Currently Reading Read. I wasn’t expecting much from this but Clements has actually done a really good job of translating a very visual show into a novel. Rome won by brute attrition, as it always did: Yet, I was intrigued, and decided to give it a go. Hopefully this will be as good as the TV show. The author holds nothing back.

Book Review: Spartacus: Swords and Ashes by J.M. Clements – The Daily Rotation

And with the recent news that “Spartacus” will be ending with the third season, not airing until Januarythis might be a good ashrs to get an extra fix in the meantime. Can’t wait to read the next book in the series! I must say this book is full of intruige, bloodshed and insurmountable humor. It was also really interesting to go back in time to Spartacus’ pre-slave life and get a glimpse into the battle between him and the Getae.

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Those who are unfamiliar may be pretty lost with this one, but I would definitely recommend Spartacus: So producers of a Spartacus TV series have to plan carefully — because once you get the gladiators into open opposition with Rome, things start to happen in rapid order. I don’t think I would have picked up this book if it wasn’t for the series it is based on. This wasn’t too bad.


Notice how clever that is? I give 3,5 stars. Varinius and his legate Furius and his quaestor C. Still, the author captured the sounds and personalities of the characters, and the tone of the show fairly well.

I had mixed expectations going into this one as it is based on the series on Starz and takes place in the middle of Season One. This book is centred on the acquisition of the home of a dead lanista by Batiatus, Sparatacus’ quest to get reacquainted with his wife Sura as wekl the politics among the many officers of Rome as well as their counterparts.

Unlike most mass market paperbacks produced today, this is a book that can be re-read without falling apart.

Jan 10, Michael rated it it was amazing. Let the reader beware: Swords and Ashes by J. He saw her pierced in a thousand places, bloodied in a forest of fletchings as she screamed and called out his name —. Not only is the dark and gritty nature of the series wwords represented by the story, but all of the elements that make “Spartacus” work are right there on the page.