Today, Titan Books has released Spartacus: Morituri, an original official Spartacus tie-in novel based on the hit TV series and set during the events of Blood and Sand. The book is available in paperback and Kindle formats.
Thanks to Titan Books, we have an exclusive excerpt from Spartacus: Morituri, which you can read right here below. Take a read from the book and let us know what you think!
Batiatus and Solonius vie with each other for the favor of one Marcus Licinius Crassus, an Equites who aims at the Praetorship. Thrilled by the bloody violence of the fights, Crassus decides to set up his own gladiatorial school. In the arena, the Batiati are ground down by injury and death, while Crassus’s numbers never seem to shrink. Can the ludus survive against such odds?
Betrayed by the Romans. Forced into slavery. Reborn as a Gladiator. The classic tale of the Republic’s most infamous rebel comes alive in the graphic and visceral new series, “Spartacus: Blood and Sand.” Torn from his homeland and the woman he loves, Spartacus is condemned to the brutal world of the arena where blood and death are primetime entertainment. But not all battles are fought upon the sands. Treachery, corruption, and the allure of sensual pleasures will constantly test Spartacus. To survive, he must become more than a man. More than a gladiator. He must become a legend.