The Valiant (The Valiant, #1) by Lesley Livingston

The Valiant (The Valiant, #1)

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 schoo...

Details The Valiant (The Valiant, #1)

TitleThe Valiant (The Valiant, #1)
Release DateJan 23rd, 2018
GenreHistorical, Historical Fiction, Young Adult, Fantasy

Reviews The Valiant (The Valiant, #1)

  • Regan
  • Cait • A Page with a View
    4.5 stars. Definitely check out this book if you liked Throne of Glass or An Ember in the Ashes!! It's a really fun YA historical fiction story (very little fantasy) about a group of badass teen female gladiatrices in ancient Rome.Fallon starts out as the fierce warrior daughter of a Celtic king. She just wants to make her own name in battle and be named a warrior chief, but then she's kidnapped and sold as a gladiatrix in Rome. Her older sister ...
  • Melissa ♥ Dog Lover ♥ Martin
    "Cowards die many times before their deaths;The valiant never taste of death but once."-William Shakespeare, Julius Caesar I bloody freaking loved this book! ❤The first book in this series/trilogy/dualogy is amazing! Fallon is in training to become one of her father's war chiefs. She's in love with an awesome guy named Mael and everything is looking perfect. But it isn't and it all falls apart. Fallon is taken and sold into slavery which ends u...
  • Hailey (HaileyinBookland)
    4.5 stars*I thoroughly enjoyed this! It showed strong female characters in an interesting time period and seemed to be very well researched. Review to come on publication date.*received ARC for review from Indigo*
  • Laura
    A spark somewhere deep inside of me flared to life. The tiniest blue flame, with nothing of tinder to catch onto except the delusional hope that I could somehow fight my way back to freedom. Female gladiators fighting in the arena in ancient Rome. It sounds like a myth - a completely made up tale. The truth is..there is actual evidence of female gladiators (gladiatrices). They really existed. The problem is there is very little evidence and we do...
  • Wendy Darling
    4.5 stars BADASS GIRL GLADIATORS. Does that sound amazing? Guess what--it's even more awesome than it sounds.I was lucky enough to read an early galley, but review to come from the ARC. With any luck, this thing will be a monster success. It deserves it.
  • Alyssa
    4.5 stars. To round up, or to round down... let's see how my review goes. =)EDIT: I rounded up. :D***Review posted on The Eater of Books! blog***The Valiant by Lesley LivingstonPublisher: RazorbillPublication Date: February 14, 2017Rating: 5 starsSource: eARC from Edelweiss/ARCSummary (from Goodreads):Lost to history, the story of the female gladiator has never been told. Until now.Fallon is the daughter of a proud Celtic king and the younger sis...
  • sreeja
    “There is only forward. Only tomorrow. No yesterday, no going back. And nothing of value is left behind, so nothing is truly lost.” The Valiant started out slow and frankly was quite boring in the beginning. The amount of development that happened was honestly amazing and I’m glad I pulled through the first few chapters that were literally killing me. The main fighting didn’t really start till late into the book but at least the middle wa...
  • Nicole
    I enjoyed reading "The Valiant" in a buddy read with my dear friend, Antonia. I was reading Magic Study earlier last week and while the plot was nothing impressive, I still gave it 4 stars because of the characters. I knew that good characters are more important to me than an exciting plot but I wondered, how can I be so sure? It's been a long while since I read a book that enjoyed without hating nor loving any of the MCs, a book solely based on ...