A chance encounter with a hawk on Exmoor sends two children on an adventure across the threshold of time.
Caught up in the intrigue of desperate slaves, the children find themselves pitched in conflict against a pompously comical Roman official who, behind the mask, is both evil and deadly.
He discovers the
slaves’ secret and there is a thrilling battle, under the shadow of
the volcano, to escape not only from his clutches but also from one of the
most devastating natural disasters of the ancient world.