The Far Arena

Released from ice after two millennia, a Roman gladiator must make sense of a strange new world.

By Richard Ben Sapir Read by Peter Noble Fiction / Historical / Mystery & Thrillers / Science Fiction & Fantasy English, Unabridged 18h 45m Sell Sheet Also available on
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							While conducting exploration in the frozen Arctic, Texan Lew McCardle, a geologist working for the Houghton Oil company, discovers something remarkable: a body encased in the ice. More remarkable still, the skills of Russian researcher Semyon Petrovitch bring the man miraculously back to life. This strange visitor from the distant past has an amazing story to tell. Translated from his native Latin by Nordic nun Olava, Lucius Aurelius Eugenianus reveals that in the era of Domitian he was a champion in the Roman Coliseum, a gladiator known far and wide as the greatest of all time. An ingenious amalgam of science fiction, fantasy, and history, Richard Ben Sapir’s The Far Arena is a breathtaking work of literary invention, at once thrilling, poignant, and thought-provoking.

"Moves like wildfire...a marvelous read!" - Los Angeles Times

"A breathtaking mixture of scientific fact and historical pageantry. You must read it." - Howard Fast, American novelist, author of Spartacus