Blood and Sand

Blood and Sand Review

FORGED IN BATTLE...
FROM THE DUST OF THE ARENA...
A LEGEND WILL RISE


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...

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...

The story continues in Fire and Ash, coming in 2019 from Tor Teen.

Title:Blood and Sand

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  • Cait (Paper Fury)

    Oh wow this was definitely an explosion of bloody sand and people shouting, "SPARTACUS" and waving swords around. Epic, my man, epic. I actually really like this gender-bending of historical books (li...

  • Alyssa

    4.5 stars. There is a specific reason why this book isn't getting 5 stars from me. 💔😭 I LOVED the story. It was fantastic and I adored the two protagonists. But.Now I'm sad.I'VE CHANGED MY RATIN...

  • Mogsy (MMOGC)

    2 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2018/01/16/...Well, that was, unfortunately, not as good as it could have been. Though, if you’re simply hankering for a standard Young Ad...

  • Allison

    4.5sdjks;dasdnjaksd was waiting on this one for ages and was planning on doing a live-tweet of it but read it in one sitting instead. Oh well.After The Valiant let me down, I was looking forward to an...

  • Justine

    This was a compelling read, with fantastic characters and a terrific slow-burn romance. Attia is written unapologetically strong, both physically and emotionally. Xanthus is gentle and kind, despite t...

  • Cori Reed

    This was a gem of a novel! I thoroughly enjoyed this story of a female Spartacus. Attia was a complete badass while not falling into the "I am too injured and hard to love anyone and anything" trope I...

  • Nadhira Satria

    4 STARS!!!EEEEEP IT'S BEEN FOREVER SINCE I READ A GOOD HISTORICAL FICTION AND IM SO HAPPY I READ THIS!!✨ What I liked ✨1.Historical Accuracy It's honestly so rare to find a YA historical fiction t...

  • Crazy4Books

    This female reimagining of Spartacus was simply fantastic. I dont think Ive ever read a historical romance, but what an incredible book to start with and a debut at that. Her people massacred and take...

  • Ashley

    Actual rating is 4.5 stars.This was GLORIOUS! It exceeded my expectations. The last gladiator book I read was The Valiant and I was massively disappointed by it. But Blood and Sand is everything I hop...

  • Jaime Arkin

    I loved this book- I devoured the show Spartacus so when I read this summary that said 'what if Spartacus was a girl...' I knew I was going to need to read it immediately even though it's not out unti...