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Gladiaattori: taistelu vapaudesta PDF ✓ This book had everything but something new The same old story Someone makes the MC s life a living hell bonus points if this someone kills the MC s family as well MC swears revenge against the aforementioned someone Then throw in a lot of complications bullies, starvation, poverty, life and death situations In short, all tragedies imaginable And BAM There s the ultimate plot twist Sadly, not even the plot twist here surprised me All I had as a reaction wasOka This book had everything but something new The same old story Someone makes the MC s life a living hell bonus points if this someone kills the MC s family as well MC swears revenge against the aforementioned someone Then throw in a lot of complications bullies, starvation, poverty, life and death situations In short, all tragedies imaginable And BAM There s the ultimate plot twist Sadly, not even the plot twist here surprised me All I had as a reaction wasOkay Whatever Like I give a damn The author s unrealistic portrayal of Marcus the MC did not help one bit He was barely eleven Then why the heck was he talking like a guy in his late teens Aaaaannnnndddd, this book ended on a cliffhanger But I couldn t care less For a long time, I have been interested in historical fiction, and ancient Rome has a special place in my heart when it comes to interests This is the first volume of a new series about Marcus Cornelius Primus As the book opens, Marcus father Titus Cornelius Pollenius is on the battlefield fighting in the conclusion to the Spartarcus wars The rebelling slaves have all but lost Just at the conclusion of the battle, Titus saves the leading General Pompeius from an attack by one of the slaves For a long time, I have been interested in historical fiction, and ancient Rome has a special place in my heart when it comes to interests This is the first volume of a new series about Marcus Cornelius Primus As the book opens, Marcus father Titus Cornelius Pollenius is on the battlefield fighting in the conclusion to the Spartarcus wars The rebelling slaves have all but lost Just at the conclusion of the battle, Titus saves the leading General Pompeius from an attack by one of the slaves and is rewarded with a selection of the recently captured slaves Titus chooses Marcus mother Livia.After this opening, the novel jumps ahead 10 years The family has settled on an island estate only to find its fortunes fading, largely due to struggling crops from their farms They are greatly in debt, and everything falls apart when Decimus comes calling after his money Since none is forthcoming, Desimus decides to take it in the form of the family itself Titus is killed and Livia and Marcus are sold into slavery Unfortunately, they are separated with Marcus finding himself taking on the role of gladiator in training.From their, the story takes on common forms Marcus is confronted with a school bully while also being befriended by a wizened former gladiator that not only provides guidance, but might hold Marcus future in his hands Marcus would like nothing better than to get free and reconnect with his mother The hope is that someone could understand that he and his mother are really free citizens who have basically been kidnapped, then maybe they will have their freedom back This would really be great if General Pompeius heard of their situation since he owes Marcus father so much Unfortunately, few believe the word of a slave How will Marcus survive his training as a gladiator and help gain his and his mother s freedom That is the real question, and the storyline keeps the pages turning I really liked the story, but it will have a tough time finding an audience Marcus is only 10 years old at the start of the book, and the author does nothing to hide the violent and difficult times in which he lives That makes this a tough read for most upper elementary school students, and I am not sure that a lot of middle and or high school students would want to read about a character this young With that said, the action and violence adds a lot of reality and would very much keep the interest even of older readers if they can just get past his youth.I am actually surprised that this is the only book of this topic to come out I know the Starz Spartacus series is very popular and well written, and this really nicely connects to that as well as the earlier Rome series that was on Showtime Like those two series, I think this novel presents a fairly realistic view of life at the time.The only major shortcoming I felt after finishing the book is that I really would have liked Scarrow to have included an Author s Note to talk a little bit about his research about the times and what who was real and what was part of his creative process Similarly, it might have been helpful to include a map, particularly in the early portion of the book when the enslaved Livia and Marcus are being shipped around, and a glossary of Roman terms to help with keeping straight some of the weapons, the money, and the types of gladiators That is nitpicking, though.I am greatly looking forward to the next volume in the series Boooooooring Note that I feel may be of interest I don t know if these books connect with the Eagles of the Empire series, but it is very easy to mix this book up with The Gladiator by the same author which is the book I thought I was reading Macro and Cato do not appear in this book.However, I did enjoy this book and I m very tempted to readin this series. 1.I decided to read Fight for Freedom by Simon Scarrow because I enjoy learning about ancient Greece and so since Rome is Right next to Greece I decided to read this book i also had a read of the blurb and saw that his father was murdered as a centurion which high rank in the Roman Military so i wanted to find out.2.One of the Characters I found interesting in Fight for Freedom was Marcus Cornelius Primus because at the start his father was confronted be a tax collector s thug and so ma 1.I decided to read Fight for Freedom by Simon Scarrow because I enjoy learning about ancient Greece and so since Rome is Right next to Greece I decided to read this book i also had a read of the blurb and saw that his father was murdered as a centurion which high rank in the Roman Military so i wanted to find out.2.One of the Characters I found interesting in Fight for Freedom was Marcus Cornelius Primus because at the start his father was confronted be a tax collector s thug and so marcus decided to train his dog, his best and only friend into a guard dog, a fierce and killer dog i found that interesting because i don t think i would do something like that but his dog was still killed along with his father 3.My favorite quote from the book was said by Brixus a lieutenant of the Famous Spartacus who said to Marcus you carry the mark of the rebellion, you carry the mark of Spartacus i fond this interesting because he said in a slave house and nearly yelled it Saying this would have gotten him and Marcus killed if Someone had heard them.4.Something I thought deeply about in the book was that marcus when they were being transported to the slave market, he would keep telling people he was a citizen of Rome which kept getting him Beaten until they threatened to hurt his mother Marcus Cornelius Primus is the son of a Roman Centurian With the first ten years of his life spent on his family s farm in Greece, Marcus life is suddenly turned upside down when his father is killed and he and his mother are taken as slaves Marcus is then sold to a Gladiator trainer where he learns to fight whilst all the time contemplating his escape and how he can find and free his mother He sets his sights on somehow making it to Rome to find General Pompeius, who s life his father once Marcus Cornelius Primus is the son of a Roman Centurian With the first ten years of his life spent on his family s farm in Greece, Marcus life is suddenly turned upside down when his father is killed and he and his mother are taken as slaves Marcus is then sold to a Gladiator trainer where he learns to fight whilst all the time contemplating his escape and how he can find and free his mother He sets his sights on somehow making it to Rome to find General Pompeius, who s life his father once saved, in the hope he will help that is until Marcus finds out that his past is not what he always thought it to be.This is a fast paced, exciting adventure story that I imagine is primarily aimed at ten to fourteen year old boys but at the same time is a great read for all Scarrow s writing superbly describes the scenes and the period in which the book is set and you really get a sense of what it was like to be a slave in the Roman era It is clearly well researched The fight scenes don t hold back on their realism but are still appropriate for the target age of the book.I liked that Marcus acted his age He would sometimes not make the best decisions, actingin tune to his feelings than what might be best long term He also had that determination and optimism that only a ten year old can have He doesn t really consider that Rome is a heck of a long way or the dangers that might stand in his way He s courageous yet vulnerable and in general a well balanced, well written character.There were some aspects of the plot that were a little predictable but again, it is a children s young teen book so that s usually the case when reading as an adult Still, while it might have been obvious what the outcome was going to be, how the story got there wasn t always as predictable And in any case, these elements were things that you wanted to happen so it was all good.I ll definitely be looking out for the second book in this series and will likely also check out some of the authors other books This book was a great history story It was a great fun,historical and enjoyable read This book takes place in Rome 61BC ago.Plot When 10 year old Marcus Cornelius Primus the main character his father dies Him and his Mom get sold to slavery while Marcus Cornelius Primus a gladiator training school south of Rome.As he learns the ways of how to be a gladiator and survive.Characters Commander Pompeius,Marcus Cornelius Primus, Mom,Dad,Soldiers of RomeThe Genre of the book is young adult fiction This book was a great history story It was a great fun,historical and enjoyable read This book takes place in Rome 61BC ago.Plot When 10 year old Marcus Cornelius Primus the main character his father dies Him and his Mom get sold to slavery while Marcus Cornelius Primus a gladiator training school south of Rome.As he learns the ways of how to be a gladiator and survive.Characters Commander Pompeius,Marcus Cornelius Primus, Mom,Dad,Soldiers of RomeThe Genre of the book is young adult fiction has the book was made for kids, and it was a fictional book about the way how Marcus learns how to survive and be a gladiator.The way that Simon Scarrow writes his book is He will always describe the felling is that he will explain his felling as if it was real For example when his father died he explained it as if it really happened to him The thing that i found unique about this book The setting and the story was unique to me because, I have never read a book that takes place in rome 61BC and the story was very interesting I really liked the way that he described his situation s.This book is great for people who live historical book s 3.5 starsBig warning about spoilers Don t look at the titles of the rest of the series before you finish this book or you ll be able to guess the big reveal at the end very easily It is predictable anyway, but still.This is the kind of book that would have been muchbelievable if Marcus, the main character, had been two years older His age works at first, because he still has a lot of childhood innocence and believes that people will believe him if he tells the truth and that people will 3.5 starsBig warning about spoilers Don t look at the titles of the rest of the series before you finish this book or you ll be able to guess the big reveal at the end very easily It is predictable anyway, but still.This is the kind of book that would have been muchbelievable if Marcus, the main character, had been two years older His age works at first, because he still has a lot of childhood innocence and believes that people will believe him if he tells the truth and that people will fight for what is right However, as soon as loses that, he starts behaving in a muchmature way, a way that is a bit too mature for a boy who just turned eleven.Even though most of the plot was predictable and unsurprising, this book is written in a way that kept me reading until I reached the last page and left me wanting to read the rest of the series Simon Scarrow expands his literary Roman empire into the realm of children s books, with the first in a new series Fight for Freedom Scarrow is most well known for his action adventure Eagle series which focuses on a pair of Roman Legionaries fighting the good fight for the Emperor during the early years of the first century With Fight for Freedom , he steps back a century back in time, centering around the years following the Spartacus rebellion A young boy s father is killed, and he Simon Scarrow expands his literary Roman empire into the realm of children s books, with the first in a new series Fight for Freedom Scarrow is most well known for his action adventure Eagle series which focuses on a pair of Roman Legionaries fighting the good fight for the Emperor during the early years of the first century With Fight for Freedom , he steps back a century back in time, centering around the years following the Spartacus rebellion A young boy s father is killed, and he and his mother wind up at a slave auction setting up a this nice adventurous tale After being captured and sold as a slave during a bungled attempt to stow away on a ship, the hero Marcus listens to his introduction at his new residence a gladiator training school south of Rome This is your new home This is the only home you have from now on Where you came from is nothan a memory, and it will go easer with you if you try to forget your past lives That is all dead to you now All that remains is to learn how to fight and survive The plot is cliched and most conclusions are obvious Scarrow does a nice job, however, of embuing the story with a strong sense of historical place , as well as dealing with the issues of slavery and how much it impacted ancient daily life Overall, the book is a solid three BUTit scored very highly with my 12 year old son who loved the action, the melodramatic cartoonish violence, and the relatively realistically portrayed ancient roman themes of honor, citizenship, and gladiatorial warrior glory He can t wait for book 2 which move it s focus to Rome itself The story is violent by the nature of its topic, but it s not over the top and shouldn t shock a modern, TV hardened boy of 11 years and older This comes nowhere near the depth of Sutcliffe s Eagle of the Ninth , to whom Scarrow dedicated this novel, but it s a good hearted children s tale and a fun read Gladiaattori Taistelu vapaudesta on Simon Scarrowin uuden nuorille suunnatun historiallisen seikkailusarjan avausteos Kirjan tapahtumat sijoittuvat Rooman valtakuntaan vuonnaennen ajanlaskumme alkua Kirja nousi heti ilmestymisviikollaan Britannian bestseller listalleNuoren Marcus Cornelius Primuksen el m muuttuu ankaran kurinalaiseksi h nen aloittaessaan huipputaistelijaksi t ht v n koulutuksen gladiaattorikoulussa Marcus ei voi unohtaa menneisyytt n h nen is ns on murhattu ja itins siepattu ja myyty orjaksi Marcus janoaa kostoa ja on p tt nyt etsi k siins is ns entisen komentajan, Pompeius Suuren, pyyt kseen apua ja pelastaakseen itins Tiet m tt n h n kuitenkin kantaa hengenvaarallista salaisuutta Jos roomalaiset saavat sen selville, pakotiet ei oleSimon Scarrow on ker nnyt maailmalla suurta suosiota historiallisille faktoille uskollisilla romaaneillaan Scarrow kiinnostui historiasta koulussa rakkaus antiikin maailmaan sai alkunsa latinan ja historian tunneilla Gladiaattori Taistelu vapaudesta on h nen ensimm inen nuortenromaaninsa

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