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Being a Christian in ancient Rome was very dangerous. To spread the faith and stay alive, you had to live in the shadows…
Titus’ cousin Octavia, a maiden who guards the sacred fire in the Temple of Vesta, is missing! Has she been kidnapped? Has she run away? Titus and his friends Maximus and Aghiles set out to solve the mystery. They encounter puzzling evidence and lurking danger along the way while learning important lessons about freedom, duty, and devotion.
Sophie de Mullenheim is an acclaimed European author of numerous best-selling children's books, many of which are now available in English through Ignatius Press. Among her titles published by Ignatius are;Holy Mysteries!; The Big Book of Christians Around the World; The Life of Jesus According to St. Luke; The Catholic Faith from A to Z; 24 Christmas Stories for Little Ones; John Mary Vianney; and The Phantom of the Colosseum and A Lion for the Emperor in her popular "In the Shadows of Rome" fiction series.