Spartacus: Swords and Ashes
Author J.M. Clements
Release Date January 3, 2012
Publisher Titan Books
ISBN 085768177X
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Spartacus: Swords and Ashes is a novel by J.M. Clements. It was released by Titan Books on January 3, 2012.

The Gladiator Spartacus, the new Champion of Capua, fights at the graveside of a rich man who was brutally murdered by his own slaves. Seeing an opportunity, ambitious Lanista Quintus Lentulus Batiatus plots to seize the dead man's estate.

In the Arena, blood and death are prime time entertainment, but not all battles are fought upon the sands.


Character AppearanceEdit

  1. Marcus Pelorus
  2. Caius Quinctius Valgus
  3. Timarchides
  4. Gaius Verres
  5. Medea
  6. Spartacus
  7. Quintus Lentulus Batiatus
  8. Lucretia
  9. Varro
  10. Barca
  11. Bebryx
  12. Cyncus


  • The book was dedicated to Andy Whitfield, the actor who played Spartacus in the first season, who later died of non-hodgkin's lymphoma.
  • The events of the novel take place between the episodes Shadow Games and Delicate Things.

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