Curses & Smoke: A Novel of Pompeii
Vicky Alvear Shecter
Two star-crossed lovers.
One city on the brink of destruction.
Tag is a medical slave, fated to spend the rest of his life healing his master's injured gladiators. But he yearns to fight in the arena himself and win the freedom to live - and love - as he wants.
Lucia is the daughter of Tag's owner, doomed by her father's greed to marry a man she doesn't love. But she's determined to follow her heart wherever it leads her.
Can they find each other before the volcano destroys their whole world?