The Lantern Bearers

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 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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Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 129 x 199 x 24mm | 305g
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • UK ed.
  • in b/w
  • 0192755064
  • 9780192755063
  • 163,287

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This is historical fiction at its best. Post Roman Britain comes alive in this novel. The characters are all believable and no matter how small a part they play they are complete-as is the plot-no strands are left loose. * The Historicals Novels Review *
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About Rosemary Sutcliff

Rosemary Sutcliff has written many historical novels for children. The Lantern Bearers won the Carnegie Medal.
Rosemary Sutcliff received an OBE in 1975 and in 1993, the year after her death, was awarded the CBE.
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2,037 ratings
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