Curses too Smoke: Influenza A virus subtype H5N1 Novel of Pompeii past times Vicky Alvear Shecter


CURSES AND SMOKE: A Novel of Pompeii past times Vicky Alvear Shecter!
Publication Date: May 27, 2014
Arthur A. Levine Books
Formats: Hardcover, eBook

Genre: YA Historical

When your public blows apart, what volition y’all concord onto?

TAG is a medical slave, doomed to pass his life healing his master’s injured gladiators. But his warrior’s pump yearns to grapple inwards the gladiator telephone himself too earn plenty coin to win his freedom.

LUCIA is the immature adult woman of Tag’s owner, doomed past times her father’s greed to get married a much older Roman man. But she loves studying the natural public roughly her habitation inwards Pompeii, too lately she’s been noticing some strange occurrences inwards the landscape: pocket-size lakes disappearing; a sulfurous aroma inwards the air. . . .

When the 2 childhood friends reconnect, each alongside their ain longings, they autumn passionately inwards love. But every bit they plot their escape from the city, a patrician fighter reveals his ain plans for them — to Lucia’s father, who imprisons Tag every bit punishment. Then an earthquake shakes Pompeii, inwards the showtime sign of the chaos to come. Will they live able to notice each other in ane lawsuit to a greater extent than earlier the volcano destroys their whole world?

About the Author

Vicky Alvear Shecter is the writer of the immature adult novel, CLEOPATRA’S MOON (Arthur A. Levine Books/Scholastic, 2011), based on the life of Cleopatra’s alone daughter. She is likewise the writer of 2 award-winning biographies for kids on Alexander the Great too Cleopatra. She is a docent at the Michael C. Carlos Museum of Antiquities at Emory University inwards Atlanta.