Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Waiting On Wednesday: A Day of Fire: a novel of Pompeii

Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking The Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

I can't believe it's been two months since I did a WOW post but I wasn't in the mood for it lately so here I go again. =)

A Day of Fire: a novel of Pompeii 
by Stephanie Dray, Ben Kane, E. Knight, Sophie Perinot, Kate Quinn and Vicky Alvear Shecter
 with an introduction by Michelle Moran

Expected publication: November 4th 2014 by Knight Media, LLC

Pompeii was a lively resort flourishing in the shadow of Mount Vesuvius at the height of the Roman Empire. When Vesuvius erupted in an explosion of flame and ash, the entire town would be destroyed. Some of its citizens died in the chaos, some escaped the mountain's wrath . . . and these are their stories:

A boy loses his innocence in Pompeii's flourishing streets.
An heiress dreads her wedding day, not knowing it will be swallowed by fire.
An ex-legionary stakes his entire future on a gladiator bout destined never to be finished.
A crippled senator welcomes death, until a tomboy on horseback comes to his rescue.
A young mother faces an impossible choice for her unborn child as the ash falls.
A priestess and a whore seek redemption and resurrection as the town is buried.

Six authors bring to life overlapping stories of patricians and slaves, warriors and politicians, villains and heroes who cross each others' path during Pompeii's fiery end. But who will escape, and who will be buried for eternity?

This book is going to be incredible! I'm not even doubting it a little bit. Just look at the amazing set of authors. And it's stories about Pompeii! I'm so freaking excited about it! I'm definitely buying it the moment it comes out. Hurry up, November 4th!

What's your WOW pick of the week?
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  1. Ooh this is certainly different. I hadn't heard of this book before, but it does sound and look great. Solid WOW pick.

    Grace @ Books of Love

    1. This book is probably my highest anticipated book of the moment. I'm crazy about Pompeii stories! ♥

  2. This story sounds 100% amazing! I'm just wary of the six authors... I think that could make or break it. Either way, it's on my TBR list! Thanks for sharing :)

    Here's my WoW!

    1. I'm usually wary about anthologies too like this but the authors are some of the best in this genre (in my opinion). So fingers crossed that it's as amazing as I think it will be! :D

  3. Sounds interesting..... and it includes Kate Quinn, who I just love reading! Might be worth a punt!


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