The Lantern Bearers
Publish date: June 30th 1994
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Pages no: 240
Edition language: English
, Young Adult
, European Literature
, British Literature
, Read For School
, Historical Fiction
Series: The Dolphin Ring Cycle (#4)
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 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...
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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