A gladiator with a conscience. A hapless thief. A lost throne.
Meet the Characters:
Also Known As: the Jaguar of the Arena, the Duke of Mercy, the Wildman of the Outer Ridges, River Bane, the Fearless Jackal, and Number 37.
A compassionate woman whose father takes pity on the Gladiator.
Age: Not polite to ask.
Background: Plantation owner's daughter. Apple of her father's eye. Braver than anyone knows, including herself.
A thief, vagabond, and gambler extraordinaire, but never a cheat.
Age: None of your business!
Background: Wouldn't you like to know?
Hometown: Um, that's a good question... let me think...
The Gladiator's only friend.
Background: Former slave of the Gladiator's owner.
A widowed plantation owner whose decision to rescue a man from death changes his life more than he could imagine.
Age: Not as old as you think.
Background: Worked hard to build his farm into a plantation. Treats his workers fairly and with respect. Well-loved.
(That's not my true name.)
Age: 18. No, no, wait... 19... I think...
Background: I'm not supposed to tell... sorry.
Hometown: I wish I could go back...