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The Risen: A Novel of Spartacus

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The Risen: A Novel of Spartacus

It is one of the most storied uprisings of classical times. Spartacus, the visionary captive and gladiator, used his toughness and charisma to turn a prison break into a revolt that would threaten the Roman empire. Now, with verve and intelligence, David Anthony Durham brings us a thrilling retelling that gives voice not only to Spartacus himself, but also to Astera, Spartacus’ oracle consort; Nonus, a Roman soldier working both sides of the conflict; Laelia and Hustus, two slave children drawn into the ranks of the rebellion; Kaleb, secretary to the Roman senator and commander saddled with the task of quashing the insurrection; and many others in a vast spectacle of bloodshed, heroism and treachery.

The Risen: A Novel of Spartacus
by David Anthony Durham

  • Publication Date: April 18, 2017
  • Genres: Fiction, Historical Fiction
  • Paperback: 496 pages
  • Publisher: Anchor
  • ISBN-10: 0307948552
  • ISBN-13: 9780307948557