In the Tome Series’ newest installment due out later this year, “Rahasya” Book 3, a pair of fight slaves face a unique opponent in the arena, a monster from the Sea of Sands known as a manticore!
In the real world…
The manticore is a Persian legendary creature similar to the Egyptian sphinx. It has the body of a red lion, a human head with three rows of sharp teeth (like a shark), sometimes bat-like wings, and a trumpet-like voice. Other aspects of the creature vary from story to story. It may be horned, winged, or both. The tail is that of either a dragon or a scorpion, and it may shoot venomous spines to either paralyze or kill its victims. It devours its prey whole and leaves no clothes, bones, or possessions of the prey behind.
~ Article courtesy of wikipedia.com
~ Image ‘Manticore’ – by arvalis courtesy of arvalis.deviantart.com-