The Silver Branch (The Roman Britain Trilogy)
Violence and unrest are sweeping through Roman Britain. Justin and Flavius find themselves caught up in the middle of it all when they discover a plot to overthrow the Emperor. In fear for their lives, they gather together a tattered band of men and lead them into the thick of battle, to defend... show more
Violence and unrest are sweeping through Roman Britain. Justin and Flavius find themselves caught up in the middle of it all when they discover a plot to overthrow the Emperor. In fear for their lives, they gather together a tattered band of men and lead them into the thick of battle, to defend the honor of Rome. But will they be in time to save the Emperor . . .
Publish date: November 9th 2010
Publisher: Square Fish
Pages no: 208
Edition language: English
, Young Adult
, European Literature
, British Literature
, Historical Fiction
Series: The Dolphin Ring Cycle (#2)
Two second review: Saved by a final battle scene . . .
Old fashioned adventure story doesn't mean boring in the hands of Rosemary Sutcliff. Far from it. The story of friendship, loyalty, courage, wits and ultimately doing what is right is told with love and passion for the period.We are almost at the sunset of the great Roman Empire, in Briton where two...
5/9/11 ** It was good - not as compelling as the first in the series, Eagle of the Ninth, though. I never did figure out the character who had the Silver Branch. I did enjoy the two main characters. One thing odd, though was the perspective. Generally the character who is the main character and ...
The Silver Branch is the second book in the sequence that begins with The Eagle Of The Ninth. It's the story of two cousins in the Roman army who get caught up in the intrigue surrounding the assassination of Carausius, self-styled emperor of Britain in the last decade of the third century. Strong c...
Up until very recently I was unaware that Eagle of the Ninth, one of my all-time favorite Sutcliff books had a sequel. This is not the first time something like this has happened to me, and it's very demoralizing. Anyway, I made haste and got out The Silver Branch to read immediately. And then it sa...