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  • The Eagleby Rosemary Sutcliff

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) 2011; US$ 9.99

    In a.d. 125, a young Roman centurion must recover the infamous Ninth Legion's missing symbol of honor, the eagle standard. "An unusual blend of stirring action and poetic symbolism. Authentic in background, skillful in plot, and perceptive in characterization." -- Booklist more...

  • The Lantern Bearersby Rosemary Sutcliff

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) 2011; US$ 10.99

    Discussion Questions 1. Aquila deserts the Roman army when the last troops are recalled to Italy. Why does he feel that he is fighting a personal battle of divided loyalties? His father tells him, "Rome has done too much of thinking what is comfortable." [p. 10] How does this statement suggest his father's loyalties? At what point does Aquila know... more...

  • The Silver Branchby Rosemary Sutcliff

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) 2011; US$ 10.99

    Discussion Questions 1. Explain what Flavius means when he says to Justin, "But you know how it is with us; the old Service is in all our blood; look at you, you're a surgeon, but you couldn't break away from the Eagles, even so." [p. 17] How does this statement foreshadow the adventures ahead for the two cousins? 2. How does Justin know that he... more...

  • The King Arthur Trilogyby Rosemary Sutcliff

    Random House 2013; US$ 14.38

    ?Traitor! Now is your death-time upon you!? You may think you know all about King Arthur, the young boy who plucked the sword from the stone. You?ve probably heard stories about Merlin's magic powers and the Knights of the round table?these are the stories we learn at school. But they are just the beginning. Here are... more...

  • Sword at Sunsetby Rosemary Sutcliff

    Atlantic Books Ltd 2012; US$ 7.28

    For fourteen centuries the story of Arthur was a legend, misted over by the tradition of romantic hero-tales. But Arthur was real - a man of towering strength, a dreamer and a warrior who actually lived, fought and died for his impossible dream. In Sutcliffe's now legendary retelling, King Arthur is brought passionately to life. This brilliant reconception... more...

  • The Shining Companyby Rosemary Sutcliff

    RHCP 2013; US$ 6.38

    'I saw riders with black eyesockets in glimmering mail where their faces should have been, grey wolfskins catching a bloom of light from the mist and the moon; a shining company indeed, not quite mortal-seeming.' Many years after King Arthur defeated the Saxons, the tribes of Britain are again threatened by invaders. Prosper and his loyal bondsman,... more...

  • The Capricorn Braceletby Rosemary Sutcliff

    RHCP 2013; US$ 6.38

    Rosemary's Sutcliff's absorbing collection of stories cover the fall of Londinium to the building of Hadrian's Wall, and the final departure of the Romans from Britain. Set at the time of the Roman occupation of Britain, they follow the fortunes of one family over three hundred years. All soldiers, they are linked by the Capricorn bracelet, first... more...

  • The Sword Song Of Bjarni Sigurdsonby Rosemary Sutcliff

    RHCP 2013; US$ 11.18

    Sword Song is the swashbuckling story of Bjarni, a Viking swordsman. Banished from his home, as a boy, for a murder he didn't intend to commit, Bjarni takes up a new life as a mercenary. He journeys to the islands off the west coast of Scotland and there his life is shaped for years to come. A life that will see him fighting among the clan chiefs... more...

  • Song For A Dark Queenby Rosemary Sutcliff

    RHCP 2013; US$ 11.18

    From the day Cadwan fashioned a sword from a willow wand and composed a victory song for his young mistress, Boudicca, he has loyally charted her rise to Queen. Boudicca is the strong and brave leader of the Iceni tribe - courageously guiding her people from one victorious battle to her next. Then Emperor Nero rules that the royal line of the Iceni... more...

  • The Mark of the Horse Lordby Rosemary Sutcliff

    RHCP 2014; US$ 12.78

    'Take my place, Phaedrus, and with it, take my vengeance . . .' Phaedrus the gladiator wins his freedom after years of bloody battles in the arena. Soon he finds himself riding north towards the wilds of Caledonia on a strange mission. He is to assume the identity of Midir, Lord of the Horse People, to seek vengeance against the treacherous... more...