A Day of Fire: A Novel of Pompeii

A Day of Fire: A Novel of Pompeii

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The much anticipated historical novel of the year! A Day of Fire: A Novel of Pompeii, brought to you by Vicky Alvear Shecter, Sophie Perinot, Ben Kane, Kate Quinn, E. Knight, Stephanie Dray and with a special introduction by Michelle Moran!

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

BN ID: 2940150666542
Publisher: Knight Media, LLC
Publication date: 10/31/2014
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 67,392
File size: 266 KB

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A Day of Fire: A Novel of Pompeii 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Having been to Pompei many years ago l found this the best account of what happened there. I would recommend this book to anyone.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
These writers are skilled story tellers who will keep you glued to the pages. I got to be right there on the last day of Pompei, an event that has always fascinated me. I higly recommend this book.
Bookaholicgirlmb More than 1 year ago
Six separate narratives interwoven into one tragically fabulous story!  I laughed, I cried, I died along with these wonderful characters!  Amazing the way these authors joined their stories into one deep, fascinating tale.  Rich with details and descriptions, these places and characters came to vivid life before my eyes!  I eagerly devoured every word from start to finish, especially enjoying a few cameos by some well loved familiar characters! This is the cream of the crop of my favorite authors, and what a fabulous collaboration it is!  Phenomenal!  I hope they do it again! 
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
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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.