In the Shadow of Vesuvius by Liz Carmichael
Approx. 39,990 words.
Published on January 26, 2013.
Vesuvius has awakened.
A Vision a year earlier showed Mira, a fifteen-year-old slave, the devastation of Herculaneum as Vesuvius’s molten centre surged down its sides to cover Herculaneum wiping out all life.
To save herself and the child in her care Mira must convince the slave set to guard her, by the child's father, to let them slip away or to flee with her. But time is running fast out.