It's my first YA (a "young YA" for ten- to thirteen-year olds) and the first book that combines my love for the Latin language with my passion for storytelling.
The Mirror and the Mage follows young teen Lucius Junius Brutus, who will one day becoming the liberator of Rome and the founder of the Roman Republic.
On the cusp of adulthood, Lucius longs to follow his brother into the army of King Tarquin the Proud, but his father sends him to the remote shrine of Numa Pompilius to be a priest. Lucius thinks he will spend his life guarding dusty sacred scrolls, but he soon finds out that the scrolls have power-- and powerful enemies. To save the city, Lucius must become a priest and a warrior.
I have lots more planned for this book beyond electronic publishing-- there will be a paperback edition, a mobile app that combines a spell-casting game with the Latin language, and local and regional signings. If you want to be kept abreast of all the news and receive special offers for the book, email teenage underscore heroes atsign yahoo dot com and ask to be put on the mailing list. Or simply click on the "Join Our Mailing List" button at the side of this post.
Valete, omnes! Take care, everyone!