Praise for Sword of the Gladiatrix:
Through Justice’s prose, we really feel what it was like to attend gladiatorial games in a Roman arena...Readers will care very much about both these women—fans of Roman historical fiction should not miss this title."—Historical Novel Society Reviews
”An amazing and totally original and unique novel. Such a strong range of female characters are depicted, courageous, brave, cunning, deadly, deceitful...totally believable women.”—Inked Rainbow Reads
“An enthralling read. I loved the action packed scenes in the book. I thought that the author was able to balance a good paced plot with very interesting and memorable characters… I would not only recommend it but also plan to keep it on my book shelf and re-read in the future.”—Book Nerd
Two women. Two swords. One victor.
An action-packed tale that exposes the brutal underside of Imperial Rome, "Sword of the Gladiatrix" brings to life unforgettable characters and exotic settings. From the far edges of the Empire, two women come to battle on the hot sands of the arena in Nero's Rome: Afra, scout and beast master to the Queen of Kush; and Cinnia, warrior-bard and companion to Queen Boudica of the British Iceni. Enslaved, forced to fight for their lives and the Romans' pleasure; they seek to replace lost friendship, love, and family in each other's arms. But the Roman arena offers only two futures: the Gate of Life for the victors or the Gate of Death for the losers.
About the Author
FAITH L. JUSTICE is a science geek and history junkie, which is reflected in her writing. Her short stories and poems have appeared in such publications as "The Copperfield Review," "Beyond Science Fiction and Fantasy," and the "Circles in the Hair" anthology. Faith has published in such venues as "Salon.com," "Writer's Digest," "The Writer," and "Bygone Days." She's an Associate Editor for "Space & Time Magazine," a frequent contributor to "Strange Horizons," and co-founded a writer's workshop more years ago than she cares to admit. To contact Faith, read her essays and interviews, or get a sneak preview of her historical novels, visit her website at faithljustice.com.