Written by Rosemary Sutcliff
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The Roman army are leaving Britain for ever. Instead, the country is over taken by civil war and the threat of invasion. Aquila deserts his regiment to remain with his family. But the Saxon hordes are out to destroy and Aquila looses everything that has ever mattered to him. All that remains is revenge. A classic account of the Romans in Britain.
Lantern Bearers by Rosemary Sutcliff
The last of the Roman army have set sail and left Britain, 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 his life - his thirst for revenge...
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More books by Rosemary Sutcliff
Oxford University Press
1st February 2007
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