The Lantern Bearers
By Rosemary Sutcliff
(Square Fish, Paperback, 9780312644307, 219pp.)
Publication Date: November 9, 2010
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The last of the Roman army have set sail and left Britain forever, abandoning it to civil war and the threat of a Saxon invasion. Aquila, a young Legionnaire, deserted his regiment to stay behind with 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 Aquila's life-his thirst for revenge . . .
"The Lantern Bearers" is the winner of the 1959 Carnegie Medal in Literature.
“A spellbinding historical adventure . . . Smoothly written, fast-paced, remarkable in the atmosphere it evokes.”—The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books
Winner of the Carnegie Medal
An ALA Notable Book