Book: Threatened Loyalties (Vulcan's Wrath Book 1) by J. F. Ridgleycategories: Book, Herculaneum, Vesuvius, Volcano, Ancient Rome, Cities of Rome, Marriage, Family, Roman Senate, Roman Slavery, Chariotter, Circus Maximus, Pompeii, Historical Fiction
J. F. Ridgleyabout this book: During the summer of AD 79, more than Vesuvius erupted. Messalina's temper for one. Her father expects her to marry her betrothed, and Marcus Galerius Alexius is the last Roman she would ever marry. After all, Messi and Alexius have been betrothed since she was born. And during those growing-up years, Alexius nickednamed her Medusa of all creatures. Yes, she does have a gawky face and wild tendrils, but it still devastated her.
Alexius has made a very bad mistake. His betrothed has gone from an ugly duckling, that he'd called Medusa to impress his friends, to a the most beautiful swan in existence. Now Alexius has to win Messi's trust back and is willing to do whatever it takes even if it means his life, his family's reputation, and his career in the Senate.
All of which is at risk when loyalties are threatened as Messi and Alexius uncover the filthy underbelly of most powerful and wealthiest citizens of Herculaneum's. They simply wanted to help Zeno, Balbus's slave and premier charioteer, and Balbus's daughter Rosa escape together.
Then Vesuvius defies the citizens of Herculaneum's trust and erupts. Instantly, everything changes to simply surviving. Who will? Who won't?
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