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Curses and Smoke - A Novel of Pompeii

Vicky Alvear Schecter

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?

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?
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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?

Language:

English

Narrators:

Marisol Ramirez, Zach Villa

Length:

8h 58m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

00:40


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

10:46


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

09:18


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

15:48


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

10:57


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

16:50


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

11:11


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

22:27


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

10:16


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

24:35


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

11:12


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

14:34


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

10:43


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

15:51


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

06:50


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

14:22


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

11:35


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

11:01


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

16:29


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

14:45


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

11:20


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

09:47


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

09:48


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

13:46


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

11:42


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

19:21


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

18:38


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

15:38


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

11:09


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

08:36


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

08:18


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

12:37


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

09:02


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

07:18


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

06:28


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

11:51


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

10:41


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

04:24


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

09:31


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

01:44


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

04:33


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

05:01


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

04:26


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

10:14


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

06:15


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

06:15


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

04:23


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

03:04


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

07:53


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

04:41


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

02:36


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

06:26


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

00:52