The Lantern Bearers (Published 1 Sept 2020)
  • Format: 220 x 155mm
  • Illustrations: Original black and white drawings by C. Walter Hodges
  • Publication date: 1 September 2020
  • Producer: Smith Settle

The Lantern Bearers (Published 1 Sept 2020)

Rosemary Sutcliff

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The shadow of the approaching Dark Ages hangs over this last of the Roman novels. Rome’s legacy is finally decaying, the regular legions have been withdrawn, and Saxon raiding parties are invading the British countryside. As commander of a cavalry troop, young Aquila has been ordered to leave, but he has grown to love Britain and stays on, only to see his father’s farm torched by the Saxons, his father and the household servants murdered and his sister Flavia abducted. Aquila himself is captured and spends years as slave to a Saxon clan, but as the darkness gathers over Britain, it only strengthens his determination to avenge his family and keep Roman values alive. 1959 Carnegie Medal winner.



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