Synopses & Reviews
It's the summer of AD 79, and Flavia Gemina the sea captain's daughter along with her friends Jonathan the Jewish boy; Nubia the African slave-girl; and Lupus the homeless beggar-boy set sail for the Bay of Naples, to stay with Flavia's uncle near Pompeii. They are soon absorbing in trying to solve a riddle that may lead to treasure. But then tragedy strikesMount Vesuvius erupts and the children are fleeing for their lives, in one of the worst natural disasters ever recorded. Not just a mysteryan absolutely thrilling action adventure that makes you feel you were there!
It's the summer of AD 79 and Flavia Gemina and her three friends Jonathan, Nubia and Lupus go off to Pompeii to stay with Flavia's uncle. They are on the brink of solving a murder mystery when Vesuvius erupts and they have to flee for their lives.
The second title in a historical fiction series for children. Join four friends in attempting to solve a strange riddle, but beware when Mount Vesuvius erupts! Readership level: 9+.
About the Author
Caroline Lawrence grew up in California and went to England when she won a scholarship to Cambridge to study classical archaeology, which she followed with a degree in Hebrew and Jewish studies at the University of London. She is the author of The Roman Mysteries, which has been turned into a television series for BBC.