Flavia's father sends her and her three friends away from the dangers of Rome to the safety of Pompeii. However, the mystery of Mount Vesuvius casts an ominous shadow over the city.
3.0 2 xJonathan is utterly alone. Plagued by dreams of a Cyclops, confused by speculation that his mother was not killed in the siege of Jerusalem but living in the Golden House of Titus.
3.0 1 xAfter upsetting his friends, Jonathan is tricked into going to Rome and gets entangled in a plot to assassinate Emperor Titus
3.0 16 xA freed slave, Hepsibah stands accused of terrible crimes. Miriam, Jonathan's elder sister, is determined to protect her friend, who will deliver the babies she is expecting.
3.0 7 xLupus sets off on foot to track Aristo through the forests and hills. Back in Ostia, Marcus' life hangs in the balance and Jonathan is left behind to nurse him.
3.0 11 xFlavia, Nubia and Caudex take a carruca out into the hills, in pursuit of the man Flavia thinks has murdered her father. Only Nubia has faith that the gentle Aristo, their tutor, could not possibly be behind the attack.
3.0 21 xIn the comedy and dancing of The Saturnalia festival everything is turned upside down. Pretty Pulchra returns to play her part in the adventure and be dragged around the town by scruffy Lupus.
3.0 20 xThere is no time for recriminations as a fast acting poison threatens the life of a loved one. Flavia will have to overcome her numbing fear of snakes if they are to find an antidote. But will the poisoner have the last word?
3.0 26 xThe lure for a fortune has attracted others and Venalicius makes an unwelcome return. However the shipwreck is reluctant to give up its treasures and has a surprise waiting in the depths. Lupus is not alone when he dives.
3.0 56 xFlavia and her friends convince Admiral Pliny of the danger of Mount Vesuvius. But is there anything that he and his fleet can do against the might of a giant volcano.
4.0 119 xLupus narrowly escapes being snatched by slavers but his friend Porcius and other Ostian children are captured. Flavia and her friends set sail The Delphina (dolphin) in pursuit of the kidnappers.