"Glory: The mighty slave army, led by Spartacus, has carried all before it, scattering the legions of Rome. Who can stop him now, in this triumphant march towards the Alps and freedom? Vengeance: Can Crassus, the richest man in Rome, raise an army big enough to stop him? Will the defection of Crixus the Gaul, and all his men, fatally weaken Spartacus? Or will murmurings of discontent within his vast army of slaves turn to outright rebellion? War: While storm clouds mass on the horizon and spies and traitors stalk the land, Spartacus must face the most important choice of his life: forward, over the Alps to an uncertain freedom: or back, to face the might of Rome, and attempt to break its power over them forever."--Back cover.