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The first book in the exhilarating new fantasy sequence from Joseph Delaney, the multimillion-selling author of The Spook's Apprentice, the inspiration for the movie Seventh Son.

Welcome to Arena 13. Here warriors fight. Death is never far away....

Leif has one ambition: to become the best fighter in the notorious Arena 13. Here punters place wagers on which fighter will draw first blood. And in grudge matches, they bet on which fighter will die.

But the country is terrorized by the creature Hob, an evil being who delights in torturing its people, displaying his devasting power by challenging an Arena 13 combatant in a fight to the death whenever he chooses.

And this is exactly what Leif wants...for he knows Hob's crimes well, and at the heart of his ambition burns the desire for vengeance. Leif is going to take on the monster who destroyed his family. Even if it kills him.

©2015 Joseph Delaney (P)2015 Random House Audiobooks

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Amazing, couldn't stop listening!!!

I was skeptical at the beginning thinking it's just another Roman arena story, but it opened up into another world I quickly fell into. If you haven't read this book or experienced Joseph Delaney's story telling, then you haven't started your own adventure yet. Enjoy and see you soon in the arena!!

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Exciting and Captivating

very well written, I couldn't atop reading and couldn't put it down... one Delaney's best works.

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Fantastic

Absolutely fantastic. Like all of Joseph Delaneys books I was totally taken. I was on the edge of my seat for most of the book and never once lost intrest. The narration also added to this book by giving the characters their own life. Audible 20 review sweepstakes entry.

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Amazing Story

As usual Joseph Delaney wrote an outstanding novel. The story line and how it is progressed is amazing.

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  • michael
  • 06-15-16

Good start to the series

Having listened to spooks I had to try arena 13. once the story got going I found myself really enjoying this story.it reminded mea bit of Spartacus with a twist. of to get arena 13 the prey (will leaf defeat hobb)