Ashes Book III and Interlude
by Theodore Irvin Silar
Ancient Roman slave-catcher Aries returns to Rome to find his father falsely convicted of witchcraft and sentenced to slavery. Rescue and vengeance, however, Aries finds, carry a price—learning the truth about his family’s origins. In a comic interlude, a physician tries to buy and ravish a lovely slave-girl, while her beloved, a female gladiator, struggles to thwart him.