SST: Blood and Sand by C.V. Wyk

Synopsis (GR):
The action-packed tale of a 17-year-old warrior princess and a handsome gladiator who dared take on the Roman Republic--and gave rise to the legend of Spartacus....

Roma Victor. The Republic of Rome is on a relentless march to build an empire--an empire built on the backs of the conquered, brought back to Rome as slaves.

Attia was once destined to rule as the queen and swordmaiden of Thrace, the greatest warrior kingdom the world had seen since Sparta. Now she is a slave, given to Xanthus, the Champion of Rome, as a sign of his master's favor. Enslaved as a child, Xanthus is the preeminent gladiator of his generation.

Against all odds, Attia and Xanthus form a tentative bond. A bond that will spark a rebellion. A rebellion that threatens to bring the Roman Republic to its end--and gives rise to the legend of Spartacus....


I loved this book so much. It was everything I wanted and more. I loved this story of Attia, a female Spartacus. I adored Attia and Xanthus, each had their own strengths and weakness but were the same in many ways. The story was a slow build and focused on the development of the characters and certain events that lead the story. The world building was phenomenal. I’ve always wanted to read something set during the Roman Empire. The final chapters left me in shock and I really need book 2.

Blood and Sand deserves the hype and more

Overall I would give Blood and Sand 5 stars. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

About the Author:
C.V. Wyk is the author of BLOOD AND SAND, debuting from Tor Teen January 16, 2018. Born and raised in Los Angeles, CA, Wyk has lived in five states in the continental US (and hopes to add a few international locales to that list). Prone to wanderlust and getting lost, Wyk likes to explore local hiking trails, mountain ranges, dark caves where nefarious mythical creatures undoubtedly reside, and libraries. She currently lives in Maryland with a precocious mini poodle and a demanding guinea pig. In her not-so-spare time, she enjoys playing MMORPGs, kayaking, coding, staring listlessly at blank walls, and nursing a totally healthy coffee addiction.

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