And some say the soul of the city’s the toll of the bells of Notre Dame…
Sean Astin as Quasimodo
Chris Hemsworth as Captain Phoebus
Oona Chaplin as Esmeralda
Alan Rickman as Judge Claude Frollo
Mistress of Rome by Kate Quinn
The slave. The one who had fought back in the games of the Emperor’s accession months ago. I remembered weeping a little for him, the same way I wept when the lions fell in the arena with spears through their great chests. I’d thought he was dead. Even after the Emperor decreed mercy, they’d had to drag him out on a hook like they did the dead lions. But he wasn’t dead. He was back: a gladiator.
“Hurry up, Arius,” the lanista called impatiently from the litter. “We’re blocking the road.”
He caught the side of the wagon and vaulted up. Arius. So that was his name.
For once, I was longing to see the games.