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  • 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 Mark of the Horse Lordby Rosemary Sutcliff; Scott O'Dell

    Chicago Review Press 2015; US$ 10.99

    ?There was a smell of blood mingling with the smell of burning that still clung about scorched timber and blackened thatch, and a great wailing rose from the watching crowd. The old High Priest dipped a finger in the blood and made a sign with it on Phaedrus?s forehead, above the Mark of the Horse Lord.?   So began the ceremony that was... more...

  • 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 tales of human... more...

  • Brother Dusty Feetby Rosemary Sutcliff

    RHCP 2012; US$ 6.38

    Along with his faithful dog Argos, eleven-year-old Hugh Copplestone decides to leave his Aunt and Uncle's house after one beating too many, and heads for Oxford to seek his fortune. When he meets a group of strolling players along the way, Hugh joins them, becoming part of their acting troupe. A new life meeting jugglers, puppet players, quack... 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 Hound Of Ulsterby Rosemary Sutcliff

    RHCP 2013; US$ 11.18

    The boy who takes up the spear and shield of Manhood on this day will become the most renowned of all the warriors of Ireland, men will follow at his call to the world's end, and his enemies will shudder at the thunder of his chariot wheels. So the ancient prophecy went, and as the boy Cuchulain heard it, he went forward to claim the weapons... more...

  • Beowulf: Dragonslayerby Rosemary Sutcliff

    RHCP 2013; US$ 6.38

    Grendel prowled in, hating all men and all joy and hungry for human life. So swift was his attack that no man heard an outcry; but when the dawn came, thirty of Hothgar's best and noblest thanes were missing. Only Beowulf, foremost among warriors, has the strength and courage to battle with Grendel the Night-stalker. In this thrilling... more...