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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 in Order of Appearance[]

  1. Marcus Pelorus
  2. Caius Quinctius Valgus
  3. Marcus Porcius
  4. Successa
  5. Gaius Verres
  6. Medea
  7. Timarchides
  8. Spartacus
  9. Varro
  10. Oenomaus
  11. Lucretia
  12. Quintus Lentulus Batiatus
  13. Naevia
  14. Ilithyia
  15. Barca
  16. Pietros
  17. Bronton
  18. Sura
  19. Cycnus
  20. Bebryx
  21. Valeria
  22. Marcus Tullius Cicero
  23. Charon
  24. Scaeva
  25. Sardinian Boy
  26. Tiro
  27. Gnaeus Helva


  • 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.