Corban, his sister Agnes and their new friend, Zebina, are sent by Archimedes into the Cave on a mission into the future. The ancient Cave moves through time, its inhabitants hardly aging, and sends its agents into the world to battle the Enemy: a mysterious power that possesses important people at critical moments in history. The Enemy is bent on destruction of order, of life. The Cave, and its Servants, must defeat the Enemy at every turn to preserve the future, to give hope to the world. After Archimedes tells of his own extraordinary history, the children find themselves in Rome, at a time of crisis. Julius Caesar has seized control of the city. Is Caesar the Enemy?
How can three children defeat the most powerful man in the world?
Rome is the first book in the Tempus Fugit series, a magical journey for young readers through the history of our world, and some of the momentous events that shaped it. Travel with Corban, Agnes and Zebina as they discover that our own history is every bit as mysterious and exciting as any invented world.