This story is set at the same time of the other Spartacus tie in novel Sword and Ashes by J.M.Clements Spartacus and Crixus have defeated Theokolus and Crixus is in the medicus recovering from his wounds Batiatus and Spartacus, the bringer of rain, faces a new challenge from a Greek merchant wishing to create his own ludus and win the games using underhand measures If you like the TV series you will get a kick out of this stand alone story All your favourite characters from the TV series are in the story and Crassus himself makes an early appearance which is fine given he does not actually interact with Spartacus much, so no spoilers with War Of The Damned series This novel is lot fun than Sword and Ashes and has some great dialogue and fight scenes I enjoyed it as much as any episode from the TV series and if you looking for Spartacus fun and classic Batiatus phrases than look no further.The book states Book 1 of Spartacus so hopefully there will be. 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In SummaryMorituri is not epic but does provide a glimpse of Capua at its depraved worst with its citizenry vying for wealth and power on the backs of slaves, gladiators included Pages abound with the machinations of Batiatus and his rivals, and although there are only two major gladiator tournaments, the story grips readers in a different way by besetting the city s fiercest fighters with an enemy they cannot cut or even pinpoint.The ReviewSpartacus Morituri is based off the Starz TV series, but familiarity with the show is not necessary to read the novel I haven t watched any TV episodes, but the bits of backstory in the narrative were sufficient for me to grasp the larger Spartacus arc What did trip me up was some of the terminology and dialogue It being a Roman period piece, Morris uses Roman terms for everything from rooms to gladiator weapons While this should please enthusiasts of that era, not all the terms can be figured out from context, and the book provides no glossary In addition, the characters speak in a kind of dialect For example, this interchange takes place before a party between Lucretia and Ilithyia Gods smile upon husband this day He responds with raised voice in gratitude Spirits raise to hear the gods show generous heart, Ilithyia said with a tinkling laugh But such bleating calls to mind sacrificial pig awaiting slaughter I assume their speech is meant to reflect Latin sentence structure, but it does take some getting used to.As to Morituri s plot, it s not so much an epic adventure as it is a tale of intrigue The novel begins shortly after Spartacus has defeated Theokoles and become Champion of Capua and Batiatus ludus But the focus, especially for the first half of the novel, is not so much on Spartacus and his fighting prowess, but the wheelings and dealings of his owner Batiatus, whose household is sliding into debt The new lanista Hieronymus has come to Capua to debut his gladiators, the Morituri, and once Batiatus learns Hieronymus patron is the wealthy Roman nobleman Crassus, he s desperate to curry Crassus favor Batiatus comes off as a vulgar politician as he kisses up to his betters often with little finesse treats his lessers with contempt and spews profanity within his home.The intrigue ramps up once Batiatus and Hieronymus agree to a match with Batiatus fortunes weighing in the balance A strange malaise falls upon Batiatus gladiators, affecting not only their bodies, but their minds Nightmares afflict them, and the stable scenes are less about men training though there are a couple passages about Spartacus perfecting his new two sword technique and about the discord caused by their hallucinations Making things worse is Mantilus, Hieronymus gladiator trainer, who exudes a demonic aura With the ludus in disarray and the Morituri s white eyed, tattooed overseer lurking around, rumors of witchcraft run rampant, terrifying gladiators and Batiatus household alike.Spartacus, though, is the notable exception Despite his own eerie visions and sapped strength, he refuses to believe Mantilus possesses magic powers, with seemingly superhuman stubbornness Therefore, it is not surprising that he is the one with enough presence of mind to figure out the truth behind Mantilus and the plague affecting the ludus.Once the mystery is solved, what follows is a predictable plot for revenge It is interesting though to see Solonius, Batiatus, Oenamus, and Spartacus working together, the lanistae to crush the one who d nearly ruined them and the gladiators to avenge their fallen brethren The three way match in which they exact retribution turns the spotlight on the gladiator arena with intense, if harrowingly graphic, fight descriptions For those wanting to read about blood on the sand, they will find it in those pages.By the way, the cover blurb advertises Morituri as a tale of blood, sex and politics There s definitely politics with all of Capua trying to cozy up to nobleman Crassus Morituri also delivers blood, though much of it comes in the form of nightmares and gladiators having crazed episodes in their stable Regarding sex, there is sex aplenty with an orgy scene and Batiatus availing himself of his slaves, but it never comes into play as a tool for love or power It just serves as part of the tawdry Roman background. lk kitaptan daha iyi bir kurguya sahipti ve yine bir kez daha dizi tad n verdi Olaylar n geli mesi ve z lmesi zekice olmu. Now you walk into any bookstore and you can most likely find half a dozen books, fiction and non fiction alike, that focus on the historical figure of Spartacus But this particular series is actually based on the Starz television series of the same name.Here in the second installment, we are once again introduced to the whole motley crew that lives in the ludus of a Roman named Batiatus, and things are not well in this house.A new, important merchant arrives in their hometown of Capua, accompanied by a dark, twisted little man many believe to be a sorcerer And once the merchant announces plans of founding his own ludus in the city, backed by the money of a important Roman general, all the other gladiators in the other ludus of Capua start becoming ill They are inexplicably weak, have nightmares, hallucinations, and all other sorts of things And of course everyone blames sorcery and the dark, strange little man they believe is behind it all.But as with most things in Rome, the supernatural can be explained naturally, and it is Spartacus himself that figures out the puzzle and saves the day Lives are won, revenge is had, and in the end everyone still alive is very, very happy.I love the television series Its bloody, fun, gritty, and dirty And we all need that once in a while Its full of half naked men, Roman gladiators all, fighting each other to the death, living, learning and in some cases loving in a ludus of ancient Rome Totally not PG this series.So imagine this series All the blood, guts, cursing and sex that goes on in it Now try imagining what it would be like in book form Basically, you get 300 pages of script set in book form, which I think is what I enjoy most about the series The events that happen in the books take place in and around the cannon of the series, but you can easily imagine them dedicating an episode or two to this particular story The descriptions are vivid, the characters are transferred through the mediums very well, and overall its a wonderful series for any fans of the show. Spartacus Morituri by Mark Morris, published by Titan Books.Category Historical FictionThis book is fiction than history but gives a fairly accurate look into life during the height of the Roman Empire Spartacus, now a Gladiator, is fighting in the stable of Batiatus.Gladiators when entering an arena for a fight until death looked up at the nobility and proclaimed, Morituri Te Salutamus , We Who Are About To Die Salute You.Batiatus who lives in Capua has the best stable of Gladiators that is anchored by Spartacus A Greek, Hieronymus, has come into Capua and set up his own stable of Gladiators to rival Batiatus Hieronymus convinces Solonius, who has the second best stable in Capua, to pit his Gladiators against his Although Solonius s men should win hands down, they are sluggish and uncoordinated and lose all matches Hieronymus then convinces both Solonius and Batiatus to a three way match and if Hieronymus wins Batiatus will forfeit everything he has to Hieronymus.Batiatus and Spartacus must find a way to defeat Hieronymus, and this includes finding out why the Gladiators opposing Hieronymus seem to be lethargic at best.A good story for those interested in this period of time, and for those who like Gladiator stories Kudos to Mark Morris for using terminology that was prevalent during this time Readers should be cautioned that the book contains strong sexual content and language. Spartacus and the rest of his brothers from Batiatus s ludus suffer from a mysterious mental and physical illness, which most believed is caused by dark sorcery But Spartacus knows better than to rely on superstitious follies, and seeks to investigate further This book is sort of a spin off to the events following the death of Spartacus s wife from the first season of Starz s Spartacus TV series The story started slow moving, but it was entertaining just the same Less violent and sexy, too I ve watched the TV series before, and I keep hearing the voices of Andy Whitfield though the book cover shows Liam McIntyre , Manu Bennett, John Hannah and the rest of the actors in this book It was a little nostalgic to be honest. It took awhile to get going, but once it did, I enjoyed it very much.A man named Hieronymus arrives in Capua and, under the patronage of Marcus Licinius Crassus, sets up his own Ludus Soon after the gladiators in both Batiatus and his rival lanista, Solonius ludi begin experiencing lethargy, nightmares, and general malaise After Solonius gladiators are quickly defeated by Hieronymus lesser trained men, and people set eyes on Hieronymus rather unique looking attendant, Mantilius, superstition begins to take hold Is Mantilius a sorcerer, there to place curses upon rival gladiators, or is there a less otherwordly explanation in play here The trouble often times with tie in novels is that if they re not written by someone with intimate knowledge of the characters, you re sometimes left with beloved characters who behave in non canonical ways I didn t see much, if any, of that here The author had a good grip on the characters he was writing, and I can t recall any events in the book that would directly contradict things that happened on screen I would have liked there have been a bit depth to the few original characters the author added, though.Oh, and he did a great job with the rather unique speech patterns the show used.The mystery itself what exactly was wrong with the gladiators I d already sussed out, but not the actual how, so that didn t lessen my enjoyment of the story.This book, like the other Spartacus tie in novel is set in the period after Spartacus and Crixus have defeated Theokoles, and Crixus is healing from his wounds, and thus not as big a factor in the book as I d have liked Though, he did play a part in the solving of the mystery, he still felt like a side character to me.I m sad there s only been two tie in novels released I d love to read.
Librarian Note There is than one author in the Goodreads database with this name.Mark Morris became a full time writer in 1988 on the Enterprise Allowance Scheme, and a year later saw the release of his first novel, Toady He has since published a further sixteen novels, among which are Stitch, The Immaculate, The Secret of Anatomy, Fiddleback, The Deluge and four books in the popular Doctor
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