The Gladiator

The Gladiator 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 m
  • Title: The Gladiator
  • Author: Carla Capshaw
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  • Page: 390
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  • The Gladiator
    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 willHe 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 By Carla Capshaw, Gladiator Rotten Tomatoes Gladiator is a historical epic from director Ridley Scott After being betrayed by the new Caesar, Roman general Maximus is sold into slavery as a gladiator where he rises to fame as a people s Roman Gladiator Ancient History Encyclopedia May , Armour Weapons The term gladiator derives from the Latin gladiatores in reference to their principal weapon the gladius or short sword.However, there was a wide range of other weapons employed in gladiator contests The gladiators also wore armour and their helmets, in particular, were objects of great workmanship, richly embossed with decorative motifs and set with ostrich or peacock Jeep Gladiator Gets Willys Edition and Mopar Doors Off day agoThe Gladiator is also adding a Willys edition to its lineup for the model year, which will be the first time the Willys name will be on the pickup The Gladiator Willys will come with Willys The Jeep Gladiator Willys Arrives With Retro Touches day agoLike the standard Gladiator, the truck has a . liter Pentastar V engine that produces hp kW PS and lb ft Nm of torque It is Jeep brings the affordable off road Willys trim to the day agoJeep s Gladiator Rubicon is a hard core off road truck with immense capabilities out on the trail unfortunately, it s got a price tag to match Jeep hasn t forgotten about the rest of us, though Gladiator A gladiator Latin gladiator, swordsman, from gladius, sword was an armed combatant who entertained audiences in the Roman Republic and Roman Empire in violent confrontations with other gladiators, wild animals, and condemned criminals Some gladiators were volunteers who risked their lives and their legal and social standing by appearing in the arena.
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  • Carla Capshaw

    Carla Capshaw is a Florida native who grew up dreaming of traveling the world and writing novels After visiting numerous countries, Carla began writing novels in earnest and eventually won two Golden Heart awards as well as a double Rita nomination for her first novel, The Gladiator Carla loves passionate stories with compelling, nearly impossible conflicts She s found Inspirational Romance is the perfect vehicle to combine lush settings, vivid characters and a Christian worldview Still living in Florida, Carla is always planning her next trip and plotting her next novel Visit her at carlacapshaw.


  • 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 Pelonia and Caros, as it was also Pelonia s love for Christ, and how she was able to come into Caros life and to help him to heal and to come to know Christ Ms Capshaw did such a great job of showing this without it being preachy The message of God s love and how it gave Pelonia strength and how it c [...]

  • 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 inspired love Fans of The Mark of the Lion series by Francine Rivers will enjoy this book While this story had to be a tad kinder and gentler due to the Love Inspired label, I still found it to be edgy enough to be enjoyable Caros was one hot hero His restrained desire for the heroine made him very heroic a [...]

  • 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 by the ex gladiator Caros she is terrified for her future safety Pelonia has only her faith to keep her from despair but unexpectedly Caros is not the monster that his reputation makes him out to be The relationship between the couple seems to be impossible and when the authorities hear that Pelonia is [...]

  • 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 spirit, a girl who hasn t alike Caros comes to think about the reasons that make her endure all this pain and betrayal, the reasons of her unconditional forgiveness to whom hated her the most she is peaceful and owns a heart of gold, and that s exactly what he needs a long time ago She is so brave to [...]

  • 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 likeI was really excited to read it I can say for sure that while it was not exactly what I wanted, it did not disappoint My only complaints would be that the writing was a bit juvenile, but I got into it later on Secondly would be the fact that Caros the main male lead was wayyyy too nice to Pelonia, the main female character Otherwise, the plot was great, [...]

  • 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 read Make that inspirational novels period The story of a slave girl and an former gladiator, this wonderful read is definitely not the same old characters, same old setting The Gladiator is also no sugarcoated historical novel but a true page turner which transports the reader back to the times when be [...]

  • 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 reading centered in the brutal time, I was delightfully amazed at how deftly Ms Capshaw wove the horrendous historical realism into a beautiful love story The worlds of a slave turned gladiator turned wealthy trainer and a wealthy Christian girl turned slave are such polar opposites that the plot is intrin [...]

  • 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 that at my job I sometimes do work for the Harlequin Reader Service The company I work for is contracted through Harlequin This is only the second Harlequin book I ve read, usually I m somewhat apprehensive about picking them up I do fear they ll be cheesy, but I ve been wanting to read of the Harleq [...]

  • 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 fire because of that faith in the face of horrible trials and death We live in an age where we have relative freedom of sharing Christ with others, and yet we hold back because of various small consequences The believers of that day and age literally faced swords, slavery, lions, and beasts before they w [...]

  • 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 characters I felt like they kept getting overly jealous throughout the book over nothing Secondly, I did not like how Caros treated Pelonia I have never wanted to slap a character in a book as much as I did him when he said view spoiler that it didn t matter if Pelonia was his wife or slave, he would ow [...]

  • Okay, okay I know this book looks like just another bodice ripping, formulaic romance I m still a little shocked that I read it at all But after finishing it, I m a little surprised to see it categorized simply as romance, and that it has a cover that does little to represent the story In fact, our hero was hardly physically described at all refreshing Pelonia is the daughter of a rich land owner just outside Rome While on her way to her cousin s wedding, her father and entire family are killed, [...]

  • The Gladiator captures your attention right from the first page I must admit that I couldn t put it down I love the story of Pelonia and Caros Pelonia and Caros both learn lessons the hard way Pelonia learns to strengthen her faith in God even during difficult times It is her light and love for Christ that Caros sees in her, and that is the reason that he is drawn to her He wants peace and he sees it among her and another slave he had bought for the Gladiator ring It is through these two witness [...]

  • I won a copy if this book from giveaways This book is a Love Inspired Historical For anyone not familiar with the Love Inspired Historials they are Christian romance books and thus contains all the content typical of this genreVery clean with Christian faith, doctrine and beliefs interspersed thoughout the book Pelonia s faith was woven into the story in such a way that it didn t seem out of place Pelonia is a Christian who is sold as a slave to retired Gladiator Caros From that you can guess wh [...]

  • It has been a long time since I have read a book that has captured my full attention, such as this one From the first page I had a deep hunger too continue and to unravel the many misteries hidden in each page I believe this book to be a wonderful masterpiece that deserves high praise I shall wait with utter excitement for Carla Capshaw s next book, and I assure you I shall be first in line once it is released.P.S I would also love to thank Carla Capshaw for sending me the copy of The Gladiator [...]

  • I am so impressed that this is Ms Capshaw s debut novel, and I hope for to come I might have enjoyed this book in part because I am Christian and I thoroughly loved reading about Pelonia s faith and how she led Caros to Christ God uses human beings to do just that, even at times when the believer is in the darkest trial of their own Caros was a slave, gladiator, rich man who had a kind and gentle heart, especially toward Pelonia Pelonia was sold to Caros under a despicable situation At first sh [...]

  • This was a romance and so much Carla brings us to 81 AD when to be a Christian was a lot than just a phrase It was life and death It was unique to visit this Roman era.Pelonia is traveling to her cousins wedding when her life takes turn Their camp is attacked Her father and all their servants are murdered Only two survive, Pelonia and her Uncle Marcus Then her uncle sells her to a slave traitor and she awakes as the slave of a retired Gladiator.Caros is pulled towards this woman, his new slave [...]

  • This is one of my all time favorite books What makes it my favorite is the tender love story that develops between unlikely people That the hero has integrity and doesn t force himself on the heroine who is his slave bought for his purposes That the heroine has the courage to live her faith outloud Most importantly, at the climax, I love how the hero proves his love by changing places with his love and doing something he would have never done again if not for his love for her and the exchange of [...]

  • I love Christian historical fiction, but I must admit that reading a book about gladiators in ancient Rome was a new experience for me I wasn t sure what to expect, but I was delighted Carla s characters were very endearing, even the wonderful tiger named Cat, and the plot held my interest from the very beginning Many authors hit points in their writing where it seems like nothing is happening at the moment, almost slow and boring as if they tried to stretch the number of pages This book was not [...]

  • I d actually give this one 4.5 stars.Sometimes when I read a book, I figure out right away that I m in for something good This was the exact feeling I had when I picked up The Gladiator by Carla Capshaw I found this story of a former gladiator and his Christian slave very well done one would never guess it s a debut novel I picked it up on my own from the Harlequin site rather than having it assigned for review, but as I read it, I knew it would be one of those books I wanted people to know abou [...]

  • Awesome book Hard to believe this is Carla Capshaw s debut novel As inThe Champion, she draws the reader into this Roman world of danger andintrigue, bringing the story alive with every detail Even thoughCaros is tough and at times, hurtful, he s also commpassionate andvulnerable He falls for his beautiful slave, Pelonia, yet she s unattainable because of her Christian beliefs and social status Their story kept me flipping the pages, unwilling to put it down.Looking forward to reading The Protec [...]

  • Admittedly, I don t read too many love inspired length books I used to read them a lot and they all started to sound like the same story with just different characters Many of them fail to go indepth into the characters, the lack of story length being an issue there, I think Anyhow, this book caught my eye It was getting really good reviews and so I decided to give it a shot.I m really glad I did A very nice departure from the norm Chalk one up for Carla Capshaw I ll be looking for of her stori [...]

  • I really enjoyed this one I couldn t put it down That being said, the abuse towards the Christian s after Christ s death was hard to read I m not a historian by any means, and not sure how much of what the author wrote is accurate But the Christian elements I thought were well done, majority of them what I believe, there were quite a few Definitely a Christian read Moral Note Talk of slaves, attempted rape, mild talk of rape soiling a woman Clean language Romance besides the previous was clean M [...]

  • LOVE LOVE LOVE This Book I saw a picture of it in another book and I said I want to read that book And For some reason the picture stayed in my mind It kept bugging me I really wanted to read this book and I still remembered it months and months later and finally I couldn t take it any and found it I ve read it and re read it multiple times Wonderful book about faith and how even though something horrible has happened to you something wonderful may be just around the corner Also, I m a sucker fo [...]

  • The Gladiator by Carla Capshaw was such a good read From the first sentence, Capshaw pulls you into Roman times She does such a good job of transporting the reader to the time period and conveying the uncertainty of living in a time when being a Christian could be a death sentence Both the main characters are believable and heroic I found the strength of the heroine, Pelonia, inspiring I love historical reads like The Gladiator because they get me hungry for .

  • this book was amazing i gave it to my sister who hates to read and told her to read at least the first four chapters and if she didnt like it she could stop the next day she called me up and complained that the book had to end she read it in less than a day i have loaned this book out multiple times and everyone loves it Carla is such a talented writer i wanted to be transported back to the roman days

  • If I could have given 10 stars I would have What an AMAZING book It s the first I ve read from this time period as well as THE BEST book I ve read in a long time I cried, I giggled I sighed AWESOME work Carla Capshaw I m eagerly awaiting The Protector The Champion mply cannot wait

  • I can t say I liked this book very much, although there were some parts of it that I enjoyed in particular, some of the romantic development between Pelonia and Caros However, I didn t like the whole Christian focus of the book although this is entirely on me because the genre list clearly states that this book is a Christian romance Overall a so so read for me.

  • This book took me back to the time shortly after Jesus s death when the danger of being a Christian was still great The plot, the character portryal was all wonderful, and it drew me into a different time and a different place with so much realism I could not put this book down Carla Capshaw did a wonderful job with this story set shortly after Christ s crucifiction.

  • LOVED it, wonderful passionate story Why can t inspired books be like this one I like the strong, manly hero too Was great to see how God worked in the lives of the characters when they faced persecution Great love story, nice escape I would prefer if Love Inspired novels were like this one, it is a rare jewel

  • I Really loved this book It is such a romantic story of love, faith and redemption After starting this book, I just couldn t put it down and read it into the night It was really interesting and page turning throughout This is now one of my favourite books of all time I will definitely be reading this author s other works.

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