The Gladiator

The Gladiator

Title:The Gladiator
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780373828241
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:288 pages



He won his fame—and his freedom—in the gory pits of Rome's Colosseum. Yet the greatest challenge for once-legendary gladiator Caros Viriathos comes to him through a slave. His slave, the beautiful and mysterious Pelonia Valeria. Her secret brings danger to his household but offers Caros a love like he's never known….

Should anyone learn she is a Christian, Pelonia will be executed. Her faith threatens not only herself, but her master. Can she convince a man who found fame through unforgiving brutality to show mercy? And when she's ultimately given the choice, will Pelonia choose freedom or the love of a gladiator?


    The Gladiator Reviews

  •  Danielle The Book Huntress (Back to the Books)

    This was a beautiful book. I have long been wishing to read a Christian romance that delivered such a rich story as this. I loved how the love story was full, and it was as much about the love between...

  • Michelle

    More like 4.75 starsCarla Capshaw knows how to write a breath-stealing romance. She adds just the right amount of bait on the line to reel fans of romantic historical fiction in to her tale of inspire...

  • Josephine (Jo)

    Well, this was quite a change for me! The story is set in ancient Rome at the time when Christians were being persecuted for their faith. When beautiful young Pelonia is sold into slavery and bought b...

  • Maria Gad

    It's 81 A.C.Pelonia has just lost everything she has, except her soul and her faith. Being betrayed, she was to be a slave to caros, a great gladiator trainer. Quickly, caros is drawn to her beautiful...

  • Tito

    Ever since I've read Francine River's Mark of the Lion series, I've had a really soft spot for books set in this era, and since it's so much like I was really excited to read it. I can say for sure ...

  • J.

    I was blessed to get an advance copy of Carla Capshaw's November release, The Gladiator. I can say without a doubt it is one of the most compelling, faith-full, romantic Love Inspireds I have ever rea...

  • TJ

    4.5/5.0A perfect example that really good books can come in small (and serial) packages! Having a knowledgeable understanding of the basics in Roman history yet shying away from any "entertainment" re...

  • Amanda Caldwell

    "You're in love with a Christian, but you've killed her kind. Now you're laboring with the question of how to win her affection without having to admit your guilt or share her faith."First, let me say...

  • Megan

    I was excited to read this book. It engaged me quickly, and I love this time period and theme. The faith in the persecuted church, their strength and witness is inspiring. The church grew like wild fi...

  • Ashlyn

    Ignore my rating!I am very conflicted about this book. While I enjoyed the book and storyline, there was just some aspects that I did not like. First off, I hated the jealously between the two main ch...