A life support machine is keeping him alive. His family is willing him to live when a stranger comes along and offers him THE CHANCE to help others in real need and, in so doing, be given back his own precious life again. Ever wondered if you would be given a second chance if you were dying? If you were snatched away from life by a cruel accident wouldn't you risk everything to live again? That's just what happens to Patrick Saunders (Patch) following a tragic car crash. He is offered The Chance and paired up with Will O'Bryan, another charismatic young man. They return to Roman times when life for some is brutal while for others it is opulent and powerful. The two teenagers find themselves in differing circumstances; one is a slave and the other is the son of a rich, scheming merchant in Pompeii. They struggle against the inequalities of Roman life but the greatest battle of all is against an enemy no one can defeat as Vesuvius, the mighty volcano, erupts over the doomed towns around the Bay of Naples. Follow Patch and Will through these terrifying few days in history. Feel the pain and fear of the slaves, experience the luxuries of the Roman rich, walk through the dusty streets of Pompeii, hear the noise and bustle of the harbour at Stabiae and taste the salt sea air of the Mediterranean as you sail across the bay to the mystical island of Capri. Then - if you dare - hold on to your seats as you live through the biggest firework display ever as Vesuvius erupts.