Local author David Frauenfelder (a teacher at St. David's in Raleigh) shares The Staff and the Shield, an historical fantasy set in the very early days of the Roman Republic, and the second in The Master Mage of Rome series. It is a story of magical apprenticeship, the power of words, and a creative way to teach Latin. Bet his classes are a lot of fun! He joins us on Saturday, January 30, at 7 pm. We also have copies of the first book in the series, The Mirror and the Mage. Ages 12+. Don't be surprised if there are some Romans roaming among us! Costumes encouraged.
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Fourteen-year old Lucius Junius Brutus yearns to join the army of King Tarquin the Proud, Etruscan ruler of Rome. When he successfully swims the Tiber River before sundown on the longest day of the year, he counts on the King choosing him as a warrior. But Lucius' father has other plans: to make Lucius a priest and guardian of the dusty scrolls of Rome's legendary lawgiver, Numa Pompilius.