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Blood and Sand

by C. V. Wyk

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Blood and Sand by C. V. Wyk

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The action-packed tale of a 17-year-old warrior princess and a handsome gladiator who dared take on the Roman Republic - and gave rise to the legend of Spartacus.

Forged in battle...
From the dust of the arena...
A legend will rise

For teens who love strong female protagonists in their fantasy and historical fiction, Blood and Sand is a stirring, yet poignant tale of two slaves who dared take on an empire by talented debut author C. V. Wyk.

Roma Victrix. The Republic of Rome is on a relentless march to create an empire - an empire built on the backs of the conquered, brought back to Rome as slaves.

Attia was once destined to rule as the queen and swordmaiden of Thrace, the greatest warrior kingdom the world had seen since Sparta. Now she is a slave, given to Xanthus, the Champion of Rome, as a sign of his master's favor. Enslaved as a child, Xanthus is the preeminent gladiator of his generation.

Against all odds, Attia and Xanthus form a tentative bond. A bond that will spark a rebellion. A rebellion that threatens to bring the Roman Republic to its end - and gives rise to the legend of Spartacus.

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"Starred Review. Action-packed...Revelations in the finale pave the way for what promises to be an epic battle in the next book." - Publishers Weekly

"This satisfying first installment set in Ancient Rome reimagines Spartacus as a seventeen-year-old girl." - Booklist

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C. V. Wyk

C. V. Wyk graduated from Vanderbilt University with a BA in English Literature and European History. Blood and Sand is her first novel. Born in Los Angeles, California, she now lives in Maryland. Look for her online on Twitter and Tumblr.

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