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The Lantern Bearers - Rosemary Sutcliff
The Lantern Bearers
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The last of the Roman army have set sail and left Britain for ever, abandoning it to civil war and the threat of a Saxon invasion. Aquila deserts his regiment to return to his family, but his home and all that he loves are destroyed. Years of hardship and fighting follow and in the end there is... show more
The last of the Roman army have set sail and left Britain for ever, abandoning it to civil war and the threat of a Saxon invasion. Aquila deserts his regiment to return to his family, but his home and all that he loves are destroyed. Years of hardship and fighting follow and in the end there is only one thing left in Aquila's life - his thirst for revenge...Rosemary Sutcliff's books about Roman Britain have won much acclaim and the first in the trilogy, "The Eagle of the Ninth", has now sold over a million copies worldwide. The author writes with such passion and with such attention to detail that the Roman age is instantly brought to life and stays with the reader long after the last page has been turned.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780192755063 (0192755064)
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Pages no: 307
Edition language: English
Series: The Dolphin Ring Cycle (#4)
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ambyr
ambyr rated it
4.0 The Lantern Bearers
If Eagle of the Ninth is the story of learning that there's no going back, The Lantern Bearers is the story of struggling to find a way forward. Except instead of Marcus, with his "kingfisher summer" of friends and quintessential resilience, we have Aquila, by far the darkest, brooding, and least ni...
The City Of Invention
The City Of Invention rated it
5.0 The Departure Of The Legions From Britain
The third in the sequence of loosely-related books that began with The Eagle Of The Ninth, The Lantern Bearers, which won the Carnegie Medal in 1959, is a more sophisticated, more adult book than its predecessors. Set in the fifth century AD, amid the chaos that followed upon the departure of the Ro...
By Singing Light
By Singing Light rated it
4.0
This was the first book by Sutcliff I read. I’m so glad it was. If it had been Mark of the Horse Lord or Bonnie Dundee, I’m not sure I could have gone on. This is the story of Aquila, who deserts his legion as they leave Britain for the last time. It has a marvellous bittersweet quality to it, a sen...
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