The Gladiator and the Guard – the Audiobook!

I’m excited to announce that my young adult action and adventure novel, The Gladiator and the Guard, is now available on Amazon, iTunes, and Audible!

The Gladiator and the Guard, by Annie Douglass Lima (narrated by Joseph Baltz)

The Gladiator and the Guard is book two, continuing the story of Steene, Ellie, and enslaved martial artist Bensin that began in The Collar and the Cavvarach. Here are the blurbs for both books:

The Collar and the Cavvarach

The Collar and the Cavvarach by Annie Douglass Lima

Bensin, a teenage slave and martial artist, is desperate to see his little sister freed. But only victory in the Krillonian Empire’s most prestigious tournament will allow him to secretly arrange for Ellie’s escape. Dangerous people are closing in on her, however, and Bensin is running out of time. With his one hope fading quickly away, how can Bensin save Ellie from a life of slavery and abuse?

(For a fun tour of the world this story is set in, click here.)

The Gladiator and the Guard

The Gladiator and the Guard by Annie Douglass Lima

Bensin, a teenage slave and martial artist, is just one victory away from freedom. But after he is accused of a crime he didn’t commit, he is condemned to the violent life and early death of a gladiator. While his loved ones seek desperately for a way to rescue him, Bensin struggles to stay alive and forge an identity in an environment designed to strip it from him. When he infuriates the authorities with his choices, he knows he is running out of time. Can he stand against the cruelty of the arena system and seize his freedom before that system crushes him?

The Collar and the Cavvarach is already an audiobook, recorded by the talented Joseph Baltz in 2020. (See it here on Amazon and here on Audible!) I’m excited that book 2 is about to join it, with book 3 coming later in 2021. Want to listen to previews of either book? Just click on the links below!

(Warning: if you haven’t read or listened to The Collar and the Cavvarach yet, you may want to wait till you’ve finished that one before listening to the second preview, as it does contain spoilers for the first book.)

Click the play button below to listen to part of the first scene of The Collar and the Cavvarach!

Click the play button below to listen to the whole first chapter of The Gladiator and the Guard!

Download The Gladiator and the Guard from Amazon here!

Download The Gladiator and the Guard from Audible here!

I’d love to hear what you think of either audio sample! Please do leave a reply and let me know! Meanwhile, want to make sure you get notified when new books are available? Click here to join my author email list and be among the first to know about all my new projects!

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