|Spartacus: Swords and Ashes|
|Release Date||January 3, 2012|
|Next Book||Spartacus: Morituri|
The Gladiator Spartacus, the new Champion of Capua, fights at the graveside of a rich man who was brutally murdered by his own slaves. Seeing an opportunity, ambitious Lanista Quintus Lentulus Batiatus plots to seize the dead man's estate.
In the Arena, blood and death are prime time entertainment, but not all battles are fought upon the sands.
- The book was dedicated to Andy Whitfield, the actor who played Spartacus in the first season, who later died of non-hodgkin's lymphoma.