miércoles, 21 de mayo de 2014

Pompeya arde de pasión prohibida + USA giveaway

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 and Smoke

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?


Vicky Alvear Shecter

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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To win a copy of Curses & Smoke or a $25 Amazon Gift Card please complete the Rafflecopter giveaway form below. Giveaway is open to US residents only. Giveaway ends at 11:59pm on May 27th. You must be 18 or older to enter. Winner will be chosen via Rafflecopter on May 28th and notified via email. Winner have 48 hours to claim prize or new winner is chosen. 

Suena realmente intensa. Espero poder leerla algún día. ¿Alguna vez habéis leído una novela sobre Pompeya?

Babel entre maldiciones y humo.

2 comentarios:

MyuMyu dijo...

La única referencia a una Pompeya que he leído en una novela ha sido en Latidos de una bala, que visitan el lugar y todo eso, pero nunca un libro ambientado en esa época o lugar.
Me parece curioso y la trama me llama bastante, tiene buena pinta :D

Margari dijo...

Leer sobre esta época me gusta mucho, así que no descarto este título.