Competition: Win ‘Spartacus: Swords and Ashes’ by J.M. Clements

‘Spartacus: Blood and Ashes’ by author J.M. Clements, the tie-in book to Stars’ epic swords-and-sandals series, hits bookshelves this week. To celebrate the release, we have a guest blog from the author himself here, but we also have three copies of the book to give away courtesy of the fine folks at Titan Books!

Some legends are written in blood.

Spartacus is the hit TV show which combines blood-soaked action, exotic sexuality, villainy and heroism. This original novel from the world of Spartacus: Blood and Sand tells a brand-new story of blood, sex and politics set in the uncompromising visceral world of the arena.

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 Batiatus plots to seize the dead man’s estate.

In the arena blood and death are primetime entertainment. But not all battles are fought upon the sands…

To be in with a chance of winning, simply email us here and include the following:

1. Your full name and mailing address.
2. The answer to the following: Which actor plays Batiatus in the TV series Spartacus: Blood and Sand?

(UK entrants only. One entry per household. Competition ends 3rd February 2012.)