The Lantern Bearers

Paperback | November 9, 2010

byRosemary Sutcliff

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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.

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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 t...

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 T...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:240 pages, 8.26 × 5.27 × 0.67 inPublished:November 9, 2010Publisher:Square FishLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0312644302

ISBN - 13:9780312644307

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12

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A spellbinding historical adventure . . . Smoothly written, fast-paced, remarkable in the atmosphere it evokes.