The Lantern Bearers (The Roman Britain Trilogy #3) (Paperback)

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This is book number 3 in the The Roman Britain Trilogy series.

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The last of the Roman army have set sail and left Britain forever, abandoning it to civil war and the threat of a Saxon invasion. Aquila, a young Legionnaire, deserted his regiment to stay behind with 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 . . .

The Lantern Bearers is the winner of the 1959 Carnegie Medal in Literature.

About the Author


Rosemary Sutcliff (1920-1992) wrote dozens of books for young readers, including her award-winning Roman Britain trilogy, The Eagle of the Ninth, The Silver Branch, and The Lantern Bearers, which won the Carnegie Medal. The Eagle of the Ninth is now a major motion picture, The Eagle, directed by Kevin MacDonald and starring Channing Tatum. Born in Surrey, Sutcliff spent her childhood in Malta and on various other naval bases where her father was stationed. At a young age, she contracted Still's Disease, which confined her to a wheelchair for most of her life. Shortly before her death, she was named Commander of the British Empire (CBE) one of Britain's most prestigious honors. She died in West Sussex, England, in 1992.

Praise For…


“A spellbinding historical adventure . . . Smoothly written, fast-paced, remarkable in the atmosphere it evokes.” —The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books


Product Details
ISBN: 9780312644307
ISBN-10: 0312644302
Publisher: Square Fish
Publication Date: November 9th, 2010
Pages: 240
Language: English
Series: The Roman Britain Trilogy

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