Mayo Purnell


Mayo Purnell is a writer, painter and sculptor with over twenty years of experience of the city of Rome, its history, art and architecture. He divides his time between Rome and Dallas. 'Bestiarius' and 'Roman Animal Trapper' are part of a series of forthcoming novels, one of which concerns a veteran NFL linebacker who has a concussion in a game and has a flashback to the Roman Colosseum.

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Roman Animal Trapper
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 35,870. Language: English. Published: December 25, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Classical Greece & Rome, Fiction » Historical » Ancient
A companion piece to Bestiarius and first part of a series on the industry of the Roman Games, Roman Animal Trapper is the story of an animal trapper’s descent into the bloody darkness of the Roman frontier through war-torn Mesopotamia past the ruins of Babylon, immense physical hardship and skirmishes with Persian raiders, to his ultimate goal of India, and bringing back tigers for the Colosseum.
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 125,250. Language: English. Published: December 15, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Classical Greece & Rome
The Roman Empire is dying, and the spectacles in the Colosseum are the people's only emotional outlet. Though their thirst for the sadistic and perverse has mounted through the years, there is still one man whose feats of courage in the Arena have made him a hero to the people. And an obsession to an Empress who still loves him, and who keeps a dark and dangerous secret about him.

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ancient rome    bestiarius    colosseum    emperor    empire    gladiator    hunt    rome    spartacus