Monday, December 10, 2012

In Saecula Saeculorum

By Keith Massey, PhD Connect with me on Google+ and Twitter. Explore my novels at Lingua Sacra Publishing.
 



In Saecula Saeculorum is Latin for "Forever and Ever." It is also translated, in various liturgical traditions as "Unto Ages of Ages" and also "Worlds without End."

I chose it as the title of my young adult time travel action-adventure, espionage-thriller back to Ancient Rome for obvious reasons. It's Latin and it conveys the concept of eternal time.

In Saecula Saeculorum tells the story of four high school Latin students who don't know it, but their last four years have been a lie. While they thought they were studying at the Fairfax Classical Academy in Virginia, they were actually being trained in a joint NSA/MI-6 operation for a mission to go back in time to save the world.

The four seniors at the Fairfax Classical Academy in Virginia are just a few short weeks away from graduation. They've got all the typical worries of teenagers. Grades and romance top the list of their dramas. But what they don't know is that their last four years have been a lie. They thought they were in high school, but they were actually being trained in a joint NSA/MI-6 mission to go back in time to save the world.

As they embark on the greatest adventure in the history of humankind, they will struggle with attractions, addictions, and emotional turmoil. But that only makes them normal teenagers.

They're on a mission to save the world. But can they also save each other?

This is a unique novel in which the Latin language is used at times in the dialogue. The Latin appears in contexts where any reader will understand what is being said. But if you've studied some Latin, In Saecula Saeculorum will be an engaging way to deepen your knowledge of that language.

If you'd like to explore how the Latin is introduced, here's an excerpt from the novel.

But whether you've studied Latin or not, In Saecula Saeculorum is an action-adventure for all.

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