Every emotion is raw and every setting clear, but there are no flowing thoughts about feelings or flowery descriptions of wealthy homes. Just Attilius' clarity of purpose as he understands more of what booming noises and drought mean when you live in the shadow of a volcano. Revelations about his complex past grow with his convictions about Vesuvius' danger. His desire to save the people he's grown to care about is matched only by the evil of others around him. You won't be able to take a lunch or potty break.
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