A Day of Fire: a novel of Pompeii

A Day of Fire: a novel of Pompeii


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Pompeii was a lively resort flourishing in the shadow of Mount Vesuvius at the height of the Roman Empire. When Vesuvius erupted in an explosion of flame and ash, the entire town would be destroyed. Some of its citizens died in the chaos, some escaped the mountain's wrath . . . and these are their stories:

A boy loses his innocence in Pompeii's flourishing streets.
An heiress dreads her wedding day, not knowing it will be swallowed by fire.
An ex-legionary stakes his entire future on a gladiator bout destined never to be finished.
A crippled senator welcomes death, until a tomboy on horseback comes to his rescue.
A young mother faces an impossible choice for her unborn child as the ash falls.
A priestess and a whore seek redemption and resurrection as the town is buried.

Six authors bring to life overlapping stories of patricians and slaves, warriors and politicians, villains and heroes who cross each others' path during Pompeii's fiery end. But who will escape, and who will be buried for eternity?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780990324577
Publisher: Knight Media, LLC
Publication date: 10/31/2014
Pages: 340
Sales rank: 327,785
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

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A Day of Fire: a novel of Pompeii 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
indiebrag More than 1 year ago
We are proud to announce that A DAY OF FIRE by Stephanie Dray, Ben Kane, E. Knight, Sophie Perinot, Kate Quinn and Vicky Alvear Shecter is a B.R.A.G. Medallion Honoree. This tells a reader that this book is well worth their time and money
SuperReaderChick More than 1 year ago
I was blessed enough to receive an ARC of this book when I met three of the authors (awesome ladies) at a book festival. I absolutely loved the book! Each chapter took you deeper and deeper into the characters and the story. There were many different perspectives and realizations as the world was falling apart. The imagery was so rich that I could feel the earth quaking and even caught myself gasping for breath along with the characters. It was really a beautifully blended story made of a variety of voices. It also kept you guessing and cheering for the characters to make it clear of the destruction. I recommend this book to anyone with a taste for historical fiction with a little fire.