The Lantern Bearers

The Lantern Bearers

Book - 2010
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Instead of leaving with the last of the Roman legions, Aquila, a young officer, decides that his loyalties lie with Britain, and he eventually joins the forces of the Roman-British leader Ambrosius to fight against the Saxon hordes.
Publisher: New York : Square Fish, 2010, c1959
Edition: 1st Square Fish ed
ISBN: 9780312644307
Branch Call Number: FICTION SUTCLIFF 2010
Characteristics: 219 p. : map ; 20 cm


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Set in the early 5th century. A view of England at the transition point between Roman and Anglo-Saxon domination, told from the perspective of a lone remaining legionnaire.

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Mar 23, 2016

Great book! All of Sutcliff's are great.

vpl_childrens Dec 15, 2015

400 CE. Set in a stormy period of Britain's history, a young officer named Aquila chooses to remain behind in Britain as the rest of the Roman legions are ordered home. He joins forces with the Roman-British leader Ambrosius in the fight to fend off the invading Saxon hordes.

Elizabeth_L_W Nov 07, 2012

Loved these books!
Check out the review I did on them!

May 10, 2012

One of the best books ever. I love all of Rosemary Sutcliff's work(except for the Mark of the Horse Lord)


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