Waiting on Wednesday: Wolf’s Empire: Gladiator


“Waiting On Wednesday” is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine.  Every Wednesday we get to highlight a book that we’re really looking forward to.  This week I’m highlighting: Wolf’s Empire: Gladiator by Claudia Christian, Morgan Grant Buchanan.

Wolf's Empire

‘A young gladiator fights for justice in a Galactic Roman Empire in Claudia Christian’s and Morgan Grant Buchanan’sWolf’s Empire: Gladiator

When her mother and brother are murdered, young noblewoman Accala Viridius cries out for vengeance. But the empire is being torn apart by a galactic civil war, and her demands fall on deaf ears. Undeterred, Accala sacrifices privilege and status to train as a common gladiator. Mastering the one weapon available to her—a razor-sharp discus that always returns when thrown–she enters the deadly imperial games, the only arena where she can face her enemies.

But Fortune’s wheel grants Accala no favors—the emperor decrees that the games will be used to settle the civil war, the indigenous lifeforms of the arena-world are staging a violent revolt, and Accala finds herself drugged, cast into slavery and forced to fight on the side of the men she set out to kill.

Set in a future Rome that never fell, but instead expanded to become a galaxy-spanning empire, Accala’s struggle to survive and exact her revenge will take her on a dark journey that will cost her more than she ever imagined.’

Due out June 28th 2016.


14 Responses to “Waiting on Wednesday: Wolf’s Empire: Gladiator”

  1. Bob @ Beauty in Ruins

    I saw that on Netgalley yesterday. Looks like it could be an awesome read, but I have way too much to read over the next 2 months to request a copy.

    • @lynnsbooks

      I know where you’re coming from. I’ve been trying to be very careful about requesting things. I really want to catch up.
      Lynn 😀

  2. Tammy

    This does sound good! I like the idea of an alternate world set in Rome.

    • @lynnsbooks

      Yeah, I’m really keen to see how this one works out.
      Lynn 😀

  3. Diayll

    WOW That blurb sounds amazing! Adding it to my TBR right now! Amazing pick this week…

    My WoW

    Diayll @Mother/Gamer/Writer

  4. maddalena@spaceandsorcery

    Claudia Christian???? I didn’t know that Babylon5’s “Susan Ivanova” had launched into a writing career! This one we wantsssss, Preciousssss! 😀

    • @lynnsbooks

      I know – plus it does sound rather awesome. We wants it.
      Lynn 😀

  5. Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

    I was sooooo tempted to request this off of NetGalley – but limits, I must set limits! 😀

    • @lynnsbooks

      I know – I was almost thinking I will request nothing at all during June! We’ll see … 😀

  6. DJ (@MyLifeMyBooksMyEscape)

    This comes out next month and I’m just hearing about now?! This looks fantastic!

  7. Danya @ Fine Print

    What an intriguing premise! Accala’s story line sounds really intense, hopefully it lives up to the epicness. 😀

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