The Beast of Verona: Book I of the Decimus Trilogy
Taken prisoner as a traitor to the Roman Empire, Decimus is sold into servitude as a gladiator in the Verona amphitheater. A natural warrior, Decimus has earned himself a reputation in the arena as a vicious combatant. But the secret behind his uncanny success lies not in his strength and prowess, but in a generational curse that only his manager is aware of. When he catches the unwanted lustful attention of a young politician’s daughter, he is tempted out of his violent complacency.
Howard, a young man in line for the position of leader in his family in the states, is sent on a quest by his father to discover the truth behind their ancient heritage. He thought the trip to Italy was foolish and unnecessary. Why did the life of a first century gladiator have to do with his leadership skills? With the help of a shy and clumsy, but beautiful, history buff, he comes to learn much more than he ever expected about his ancestry and himself.
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