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Author(s): Desmond, Shaw Pages: 287
Publisher: Duckworth Date of Publication: 1927
Reading Level: Genre:
Setting: Rome Period: t/o Nero (Code: 7b5)
Rome Setting: Christian/Jewish/Pagan:
Mystery: n First Person:
Subject: Red haired Irish prince, enslaved & now a gladiator fighting as The Red Shadow, kills off all the variously armed & trained gladiators sent against him, culminating in a grudge match (for the lady he has loved in different incarnations) with Clistris, the Cat.
Unique Qualities:
Rating: ÒLusty, sanguinary taleÓ (BkRevDig) - some reviewers find the language a bit pretentious, other lyric. Historical background fairly good.
Review By:
Review In: BkRevDig 1927, p. 198. Almost all the reviewers agree that itÕs a well-told action tale, with fairly good ambience
Review By:
Review In: SatRev of Lit: comes Ònear achieving the almost impossible - a plausible picture of that mad bestial genius, Nero himself.Ó

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