Justina creator Ryan Lew with Spartacus, Liam McIntyre
The Justina Saga takes us back to Rome to discover what the great rebel leader Spartacus started, did not end with his death. In the first book of the saga, Ryan Lew introduces us to Justina’s adoptive family, while also reintroducing historical figures Crassus, Pompey, and Julius Caesar. In this book, Justina will come to the realization that her roots differ from what she had been told her entire life, and that realization will set her on a path that will test her very core. In books 2 and 3, REBELS OF ROME PART ONE and PART TWO, we continue on as Justina begins to grow as a woman and as a leader. (Book 4, CHRONICLES OF CATO, takes us back to see the origin of Cato and his battles alongside Spartacus.) Book 5, Justina: Rise of Caesar which follows Julius Caesar final charge to the top, while Justina gets to confront the greatest ruler of all time…again! AND NOW, our 6th book, Justina: Gladiator brings Justina into the world that made her father famous…battling in the arena. If you are a fan of Ancient Rome or Roman Politics; if you love the tales of great leaders like Caesar and Spartacus; or if you just like a great story about a young woman who will become a great warrior… this series is for you.
Ryan Lew has been a fan of both historical and science fiction since he first saw Star Wars in his youth. In fact, Star Wars had such an impact upon him that he remains a huge fan of the saga to this very day. While Ryan’s influences include both movies and television in these genres, none have had more impact than the Starz original series Spartacus. It was that influence that started Ryan’s writing career, and now, three books. Although most people are familiar with Spartacus and Caesar, Ryan wondered what would happen if he could link those two historical characters together by a common bond, and Justina, Daughter of Spartacus, was born.