Si la película de Pompeya os abrió el apetito sobre este momento trágico de la historia, aquí viene una novela que humea drama y pasión. Un esclavo médico que sueña con ganar su libertad en la arena de los gladiadores y una joven casada contra su voluntad con un viejo romano. Su amor está prohibido, pero el Vesubio romperá los planes de los mortales con su fuerza sobrenatural.
CURSES & SMOKE
VICKY ALVEAR SHECTER
Publication Date: May 27, 2014
Arthur A. Levine Books
Formats: Hardcover, eBook
Genre: YA Historical
When your world blows apart, what will you hold onto?TAG is a medical slave, doomed to spend his life healing his master's injured gladiators. But his warrior's heart yearns to fight in the gladiator ring himself and earn enough money to win his freedom.LUCIA is the daughter of Tag's owner, doomed by her father's greed to marry a much older Roman man. But she loves studying the natural world around her home in Pompeii, and lately she's been noticing some odd occurrences in the landscape: small lakes disappearing; a sulfurous smell in the air...When the two childhood friends reconnect, each with their own longings, they fall passionately in love. But as they plot their escape from the city, a patrician fighter reveals his own plans for them -- to Lucia's father, who imprisons Tag as punishment. Then an earthquake shakes Pompeii, in the first sign of the chaos to come. Will they be able to find each other again before the volcano destroys their whole world?
AbOUT THE AUTHOR...
Vicky Alvear Shecter is the author of the young adult novel, CLEOPATRA'S MOON (Arthur A. Levine Books/Scholastic, 2011), based on the life of Cleopatra's only daughter. She is also the author of two award-winning biographies for kids on Alexander the Great and Cleopatra. She is a docent at the Michael C. Carlos Museum of Antiquities at Emory University in Atlanta.
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Suena realmente intensa. Espero poder leerla algún día. ¿Alguna vez habéis leído una novela sobre Pompeya?
Babel entre maldiciones y humo.