Age Level: 10 and up Fifteen-year-old Anna Moore is whisked back in time through the forces of a mysterious mirror to the first century AD during the Roman Empire. The year is AD 79 and Anna finds herself in Pompeii just days before the deadly volcanic eruption of Mount Vesuvius. As forces conspire against her, she struggles to escape the catastrophe that threatens the lives of thousands. Set within historical events that rocked the ancient world, Vesuvius Rising is a dramatic reenactment of the lavish seaside town of Pompeii in all its glory, and the terrible fate that befell it. It is a tale of danger, courage and survival that brings the past to life.
Jocelyn Murray is the author of the teen/young adult historical fiction series The Gilded Mirror. Jocelyn loves time traveling through historical fiction, and especially enjoys seeing the world through her characters.