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Author: Lesley Livingston Narrator: Fiona Hardingham Publisher: Penguin Random House Audio Length: Series:The Valiant Series Release Date: February 2017 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781524749897

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Princess. Captive. Gladiator. Always a Warrior. 


Fallon is the daughter of a proud Celtic king and the younger sister of the legendary fighter Sorcha. When Fallon was just a child, Sorcha was killed by the armies of Julius Caesar.


On the eve of her seventeenth birthday, Fallon is excited to follow in her sister's footsteps and earn her place in her father's war band. She never gets the chance.


Fallon is captured and sold to an elite training school for female gladiators—owned by none other than Julius Caesar himself. In a cruel twist of fate, the man who destroyed Fallon’s family might be her only hope of survival.


Now, Fallon must overcome vicious rivalries, deadly fights in and out of the arena, and perhaps the most dangerous threat of all: her irresistible feelings for Cai, a young Roman soldier and her sworn enemy.  


A richly imagined fantasy for fans of Sarah J. Maas and Cinda Williams Chima, The Valiant recounts Fallon’s gripping journey from fierce Celtic princess to legendary gladiator and darling of the Roman empire.

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  • “Spectacular, brutal, tender, and romantic I couldn’t turn the pages fast enough.”

    - Mary E. Pearson, New York Times bestselling author
  • “The Valiant has everything I love in a book: danger, violence, and a badass protagonist with a sword.”

    - Julie Kagawa, New York Times bestselling author
  • “The Valiant is an absolutely delicious read filled with forbidden romance and packed with action!”

    - Morgan Rhodes, New York Times bestselling author
  • “Livingston skillfully illustrates Fallon’s emotional growth as she becomes a fearsome gladiatrix, her ties to the sisterhood within the ludus overshadowing her ties to the men that betrayed her.”

    - Publishers Weekly
  • “This engaging tale is woven with historical details relating to Celtic and gladiator life.”

    - School Library Journal
  • “Fallon is a strong-willed, highly skilled heroine who does not wait around to be rescued…A fun, thrilling read.”

    - VOYA

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About the Author

Lesley Livingston is a writer and actress living in Toronto, Canada. She has a master’s degree in English from the University of Toronto, where she specialized in Arthurian literature and Shakespeare. She is a principal performer and founding member of the Shakespearean theater company Tempest Theatre Group. 

About the Narrator

Fiona Hardingham is a British-born actress, singer, voice-over artist, and AudioFile Earphones Award–winning narrator. On stage, she appeared at the Edinburgh Festival in her comedic one-woman show The Dark Show. She has also starred in the dark-comedy short film The Ballerino. She earned a BA honors degree in performing arts from Middlesex University, London, and also studied at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts.