Author: Lesley Livingston
Release Date: February 14, 2017
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Princess. Captive. Gladiator.
Fallon is the daughter of a proud Celtic king, the sister of the legendary warrior Sorcha, and the sworn enemy of Julius Caesar.When Fallon was a child, Caesar’s armies invaded her homeland, and her beloved sister was killed in battle.
Now, on the eve of her seventeenth birthday, Fallon is eager to follow in her sister’s footsteps and earn her place in the fearsome Cantii war band. She never gets the chance.
Fallon is captured and sold to an elite training school for female gladiators—owned by none other than Julius Caesar. In a cruel twist of fate, the man who destroyed Fallon’s family might be her only hope of survival.
Now Fallon must overcome vicious rivalries and deadly fights—in and out of the arena. And perhaps the most dangerous threat of all: her forbidden yet irresistible feelings for Cai, a young Roman soldier.
Thank you Penguin for the review copy!
This book was like a gladiator’s war cry: brash, bold, and brilliant. Within less than 300 pages, readers go on a tantalizing adventure in Roman history full of sisterhood, action, betrayal, and romance. Fallon’s irresistible character made The Valiant extremely hard to put down. Although her progression from prejudiced princess to dangerous gladiator is the focal point of the book, the friendships and lessons she learned on the journey is something not to be missed.
“‘Are you a weapon or target?’ Sorcha had asked. ‘Choose, Fallon!’”
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