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Stephanie Dray - Ben Kane - E. Knight - Sophie Perinot - Kate Quinn - Vicky Alvear Shecter - A ​tűz napja
Pompeji, ​79 ősze. Egy ara az esküvőjére készül; a kiszolgált katona a tulajdonában álló gladiátor mindkettőjük sorsát eldöntő harcára; két fiatal lány napi küzdelmét vívja a létfenntartásért, míg az előkelő, fiatal feleség gyermekét várja családja körében. A város lakói, mint bármelyik másik napon, dolgoznak, játszanak, hajszolják az élvezeteket, és senki sem hallgat Sabinusra, aki növekvő aggodalommal figyeli az egyre gyakoribb rengéseket. Aztán a hegy felrobban. A mennydörgő Vesuviusból apró kövek záporoznak, forró, fojtó hamuval szórja meg a várost. Menekülők áradata önti el a túlélést jelentő kapukhoz vezető utakat, mások a maradás mellett döntenek. Az utókor ismeri a történet tragikus végét - de milyen lehetett ezen a napon pompejinek lenni? Michelle Moran, a Kleopátra lánya c. bestseller szerzője így ajánlja az olvasók figyelmébe a könyvet: "A tűz napjában az általam olvasott legtehetségesebb szerzők közül hatan megpróbálják életre kelteni ezeket az embereket és még egy sor másikat, e valaha virágzó településsel, a párviadalok, a szex és a szerencsejátékok városával együtt. A regény mind a hat részét más-más szerző írta, s mindegyikük önmagában is teljes történetet mesél el. De mivel a cselekményük összefonódik, magával ragadó elbeszélés kerekedik egy város végzetéből, ahol a gladiátorok arénáiban, a templomokban, a bordélyházakban és a fogadókban jól megfért egymás mellett a spiritualitás és az istenkáromlás, a nyomor és a fényűző gazdagság."

Stephanie Dray - The ​Princess of Egypt Must Die
Princess ​Arsinoe came of age in the glittering court of Ptolemaic Egypt. Abused by her ruthless sister, a pawn in the dynastic ambitions of her father, and dismissed by the king who claimed her for a bride, young Arsinoe finds herself falling in love with a young man forbidden to her. She dreams of a destiny as Egypt's queen, but first she must survive the nest of vipers otherwise known as her family.

Stephanie Dray - Daughters ​of the Nile
Based ​on the true story of Cleopatra’s daughter… After years of abuse as the emperor’s captive in Rome, Cleopatra Selene has found a safe harbor. No longer the pitiful orphaned daughter of the despised Egyptian Whore, the twenty year old is now the most powerful queen in the empire, ruling over the kingdom of Mauretania—an exotic land of enchanting possibility where she intends to revive her dynasty. With her husband, King Juba II and the magic of Isis that is her birthright, Selene brings prosperity and peace to a kingdom thirsty for both. But when Augustus Caesar jealously demands that Selene’s children be given over to him to be fostered in Rome, she’s drawn back into the web of imperial plots and intrigues that she vowed to leave behind. Determined and resourceful, Selene must shield her loved ones from the emperor’s wrath, all while vying with ruthless rivals like King Herod. Can she find a way to overcome the threat to her marriage, her kingdom, her family, and her faith? Or will she be the last of her line?

Stephanie Dray - Song ​of the Nile
Sorceress. ​Seductress. Schemer. Cleopatra's daughter is the one woman with the power to destroy an empire... Having survived her perilous childhood as a royal captive of Rome, Selene pledged her loyalty to Augustus and swore she would become his very own Cleopatra. Now the young queen faces an uncertain destiny in a foreign land. The magic of Isis flowing through her veins is what makes her indispensable to the emperor. Against a backdrop of imperial politics and religious persecution, Cleopatra's daughter beguiles her way to the very precipice of power. She has never forgotten her birthright, but will the price of her mother's throne be more than she's willing to pay?

Stephanie Dray - Laura Kamoie - America's ​First Daughter
In ​a compelling, richly researched novel that draws from thousands of letters and original sources, bestselling authors Stephanie Dray and Laura Kamoie tell the fascinating, untold story of Thomas Jefferson’s eldest daughter, Martha “Patsy” Jefferson Randolph—a woman who kept the secrets of our most enigmatic founding father and shaped an American legacy. From her earliest days, Patsy Jefferson knows that though her father loves his family dearly, his devotion to his country runs deeper still. As Thomas Jefferson’s oldest daughter, she becomes his helpmate, protector, and constant companion in the wake of her mother’s death, traveling with him when he becomes American minister to France. It is in Paris, at the glittering court and among the first tumultuous days of revolution, that fifteen-year-old Patsy learns about her father’s troubling liaison with Sally Hemings, a slave girl her own age. Meanwhile, Patsy has fallen in love—with her father’s protégé William Short, a staunch abolitionist and ambitious diplomat. Torn between love, principles, and the bonds of family, Patsy questions whether she can choose a life as William’s wife and still be a devoted daughter. Her choice will follow her in the years to come, to Virginia farmland, Monticello, and even the White House. And as scandal, tragedy, and poverty threaten her family, Patsy must decide how much she will sacrifice to protect her father's reputation, in the process defining not just his political legacy, but that of the nation he founded.

Stephanie Dray - Ben Kane - E. Knight - Sophie Perinot - Kate Quinn - Vicky Alvear Shecter - A ​Day of Fire
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?