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.

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  • Warda

    AND THE AWARD FOR THE BIGGEST SURPRISE READ OF THE YEAR (so far) GOES TO....*cue cliched, boring-ass drumroll*BLOOD AND SAND BY C. V. WYK! 😍Why is this not more hyped?! It needs to be on everyone's...

  • C.G. Drews

    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...

  • Sophie

    5 wild stars For the wandering and the wild, the new heroes gazing fearlessly into the dark. For the young ones rising. For two days I was nose stuck in a book. I simply did not want to blog or f...

  • Laura

    She could see the anger etched into his soul as permanently as the scars on his skin. She didn’t fault him for it. She had been raised by violent, ruthless men. She had been trained to be one of th...

  • 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...

  • Nadhira Satria

    3.5 STARSIt was good. but not that good. but still good. but ok I guess. But because I haven't read a good historical fiction these days, I'll just round it up to 4 stars✨ What I liked ✨1.Historic...

  • 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...

  • lucie

    “I’ll come back for you,” he said.“I’ll wait.” This book doesn't get enough attention! It's action packed, brutal, bloody and there are gladiators! Who doesn't like gladiators?Attia is...

  • Beth

    All of the stars!”Then keep your eyes on me, champion. And we’ll face the shadows together”I’m just going to say there’s a lot of Trigger Warning: Violence, Abuse, Suicidal Thoughts, RapeThi...