It is AD 79 and Mount Vesuvius has erupted, destroying Pompeii. Among the thousands of people huddled in refugee camps along the bay of Naples are Flavia Gemina and her friends, Jonathan the Jewish boy, Nubia the African slave-girl, and Lupus the mute beggar boy. When the friends discover that children are being kidnapped from the camps, they start to investigate and soon solve the mystery of the pirates of Pompeii.
A terrifically exciting and dramatic story packed with superb historical detail.
This is Book 3 in the The Roman Mysteries Series. See all The Roman Mysteries books here.
Caroline Lawrence is the million-selling author of children's historical fiction including the popular Roman Mysteries books. In 2009, she won the Classical Association Prize for 'a significant contribution to the public understanding of Classics'. She loves movies, travel, London and Virgil's Aeneid.More about Caroline Lawrence