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  • Title: The Lantern Bearers
  • Author: Rosemary Sutcliff
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  • The Lantern Bearers By Rosemary Sutcliff The last of the Roman army have set sail and left Britain for ever, 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 Aquila s life his thirst for revenge Rosemary SuThe last of the Roman army have set sail and left Britain for ever, 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 Aquila s life his thirst for revenge Rosemary Sutcliff s books about Roman Britain have won much acclaim and the first in the trilogy, The Eagle of the Ninth, has now sold over a million copies worldwide The author writes with such passion and with such attention to detail that the Roman age is instantly brought to life and stays with the reader long after the last page has been turned.
    Rosemary Sutcliff
    Rosemary Sutcliff was a British novelist, best known as a writer of highly acclaimed historical fiction Although primarily a children s author, the quality and depth of her writing also appeals to adults, she herself once commenting that she wrote for children of all ages from nine to ninety Born in West Clandon, Surrey, Sutcliff spent her early youth in Malta and other naval bases where her father was stationed as a naval officer She contracted Still s Disease when she was very young and was confined to a wheelchair for most of her life Due to her chronic sickness, she spent the majority of her time with her mother, a tireless storyteller, from whom she learned many of the Celtic and Saxon legends that she would later expand into works of historical fiction Her early schooling being continually interrupted by moving house and her disabling condition, Sutcliff didn t learn to read until she was nine, and left school at fourteen to enter the Bideford Art School, which she attended for three years, graduating from the General Art Course She then worked as a painter of miniatures.Rosemary Sutcliff began her career as a writer in 1950 with The Chronicles of Robin Hood She found her voice when she wrote The Eagle of the Ninth in 1954 In 1959, she won the Carnegie Medal for The Lantern Bearers and was runner up in 1972 with Tristan and Iseult In 1974 she was highly commended for the Hans Christian Andersen Award Her The Mark of the Horse Lord won the first Phoenix Award in 1985.Sutcliff lived for many years in Walberton near Arundel, Sussex In 1975 she was appointed OBE for services to Children s Literature and promoted to CBE in 1992 She wrote incessantly throughout her life, and was still writing on the morning of her death She never marriedcmillan author rosema

    The Lantern Bearers By Rosemary Sutcliff


    Boys Own melancholia, immensely sad and bittersweet It s interesting that a story that pits the British against vile marauding Saxons how Tolkien would have frowned should consistently strike a note of such Nordic stoicism, the urging of the fight in the face of all honour and chance of glory lost But in a very English way, what could be sentimental This novel could only have been written after two World Wars, after all.I love Sutcliff s version of Arthuriana the young Celtic Roman Arthur is a [...]

    Set in Britain at the time on Rome s withdrawal.Aquila is a decurion who deserts, unable to leave his family, hiding as the boats leaving Britain pull away.Returning home, the family s small homestead is attacked by Saxons, everyone killed except for Aquila and his sister Flavia Made a thrall, Aquila bides his time until he can escape and join Ambrosius in Cymru Wales.Rosemary Sutcliff s writing has stood the test of time Evocative, atmospheric, and enthralling I read the book all the way throug [...]

    Joy C.
    Rosemary Sutcliff s books so often bring a strange, tearful, lovely lump to my throat, and a strange, gut wrenching mist to my eyes that tugs at my heart strings so beautifully How does she do it, I wonder I sometimes think that we stand at sunset, Eugenus said after a pause It may be that the night will close over us in the end, but I believe that morning will come again Morning always grows again out of the darkness, though maybe not for the people who saw the sun go down We are the Lantern Be [...]

    I didn t like this when I was younger, and reading it now, I have no idea why It s the usual fare for Rosemary Sutcliff a well researched story set in post Roman Britain, drawing on real sources Geoffrey of Monmouth s Historia, mostly, but perhaps also Wace and Layamon s Bruts It concerns the parts pre Arthur Hengist and Horsa, Vortigern and Ambrosius It begins just as the Romans leave Britain for the last time, and covers a period of pushing back against the Saxons and their kind The main chara [...]

    If Eagle of the Ninth is the story of learning that there s no going back, The Lantern Bearers is the story of struggling to find a way forward Except instead of Marcus, with his kingfisher summer of friends and quintessential resilience, we have Aquila, by far the darkest, brooding, and least nice of Sutcliff s heroes.This is a hard book to read Even when Aquila starts to find small scraps of joy on a personal level, there s still the inescapable fact that this is the twilight of the age and no [...]

    The third in the sequence of loosely related books that began with The Eagle Of The Ninth, The Lantern Bearers, which won the Carnegie Medal in 1959, is a sophisticated, adult book than its predecessors Set in the fifth century AD, amid the chaos that followed upon the departure of the Roman legions from Britain, it tells the story of the impact of the Saxon invasion on one Romano British family, and in particular on one of its members, Aquila, descendant of Marcus, the hero of The Eagle Of Th [...]

    The decline and fall of Roman Britain in painful, angsty detail Aquila is a fascinating character here not really hero or even antihero, but a complicated man with complicated loyalties Compared to the straightforward soldiers of the previous books, he is quite a bit deeper and darker, and he s on his own here although he attaches himself to Ambrosius, who would be King of Britain if it weren t for those pesky Saxons this is not a buddy book like the previous two.The writing is magnificent Here [...]

    So, the third of the series Now, the Romans finally leave Britains All Not all, one of them remains to live and protect his home But it s a battle he can t win His house and family are gone so he tries to make a new start The epic battle against invading Saxons, the tragedy of the protagonist, his interaction with the other characters s all pretty good Although most of the other characters are not really explored In fact I expected something from a certain cavalry officer I thought Sutcliff was [...]

    Sofia Grey
    This is really a YA book, but the writing and sentiments are very adult Although it s the third in a trilogy, it works just as well as a standalone book Set in the Dark Ages Aquila is a British born soldier for the Roman Army who deserts when the Romans leave the British shores for good Why should a deserter take the trouble to light Rutupiae Beacon Aquila demanded, and his voice sounded rough in is own ears Maybe in farewell, maybe in defiance Maybe to hold back the dark for one night Heading [...]

    jillian n.
    I d be hard pressed to choose a favourite of the Roman Britaintrilogy The Eagle of the Ninth with its story of unlikelyfriendship and The Silver Branch with its slightly darkersetting subject matter are both magnificent, of course And apparently, most people do like them better I guess jolly bromances, friendly characters, and hopefulness are appealing features in a book Especially when compared with bleakly hopeless tragedy and bitter, angry, vengeful loners like Aquila But right now at least u [...]

    Dana Stabenow
    I don t know how I missed reading this trilogy until now I like them all a lot, but this one, the concluding one, in particular Brilliant to set the beginning of the novel with the departure of the last Romans from Britain The senses of inevitability and betrayal are so real, you get the feeling it must have happened just this way, and you ll love the last lighting of the Pharos and the legends that grow and follow it The heart breaks for Aquila and his multiple losses and the bludgeoning effect [...]

    This is a retelling of the story of the period of King Arthur s beginnings, while he was still a child through young man However, the story is about Aquilla, a Roman Legionaire who realizes at the last minute he can t leave the only home he and his family have ever known, to go to Rome He deserts and goes back home Only to have the Saxons swoop down on his home, slaughter his father and father s dog and other servants Aquilla has grown up with, leave him to be eaten by wolves, and drag off his 1 [...]

    I believe that we shall hold the barbarians off for a while, and maybe for a long while, though not forever.It was once told me that the great beacon light of the Rutupiae was seen blazing on the night AFTER the last of the Eagles flew from Britain I have always felt that that was a symbol I sometimes think that we stand at the sunset, Eugenus said after a pause It may be that night will close up over us in the end, but I believe that morning will come again Morning always grows again out of the [...]

    Jose Marquez
    Interesante me cautivo otra vez Aquila ya hace rato hab a le do El guila de la Novena Legi n y m s reciente El Usurpador del Imperio que son respectivamente la primera y segunda parte de esta la tercera y ltima obra de la trilog a Luego sigue Una espada al atardecer donde ya las legiones romanas son historia en Britania y empieza a forjarse la leyenda del Rey Arturo.Fascinante las descripciones de los paisajes britanos por parte de Rosemary Sutcliff sin descuidar la trama interna de los protagon [...]

    Outstanding writing by a great writer of historical fiction I think the following quote explains her success as a children s author My books are for children of all ages, from nine to ninety I only wish she d written from a woman s perspective, as she gives us tantalising glimpses of their life at this time Apart from that, she brings the social and political history to life so vividly that you almost believe she s been there and lived through it herself.

    Plot Summary Aquila served in the Roman cavalry and came home to Britain for a short vacation to see his family Shortly after his arrival, he heard that Rome was deserting Britain because it was too much trouble to defend Aquila deserts the army and stays behind to defend his home However, the Saxons soon raid his home his father is killed, his farmstead burned to the ground, his sister kidnapped and he is taken as a slave He lives in the Saxon camp for several years, honing his hatred of those [...]

    This book is intensely about change and hope in the wide scope of a country s history, while telling that story in marvellous, dramatic and realistic close up of one man s life He is a young man at the outset of the story Unlike most of Rosemary Sutcliffe s books, it covers a lot of years of his life before the end of the book.I picked this tale to review next because the end of the story so beautifully ties up the themes of hope, reconciliation and wholeness as well as honour and loyalty in a c [...]

    Abigail Hartman
    3.5 Stars I confess, as I read through the first half of the book, I didn t think I was going to enjoy The Lantern Bearers nearly as much as some of Sutcliff s other novels, like The Eagle of the Ninth or The Shield Ring And in a way that opinion continued to the end Sutcliff s writing didn t seem up to scratch, and it s hard to invest in a character as bitter as Aquila.And yet at about the halfway mark, about where Ness comes in, I found myself wrapped up in the story and enjoying it almost as [...]

    Cynthia Haggard
    The third volume in Rosemary Sutcliff s Roman Britain Trilogy, THE LANTERN BEARERS is set roughly 300 years after her first, THE EAGLE OF THE NINTH in around 427 AD 18 year old Aquila is just starting out on life, and has spent a year as a commander of the Rhenus Horse Auxiliary Cavalry What happens in the first few pages of this novel changes him for life, from an open minded pleasant young man to someone who is not well liked.But Ms Sutcliff has done such a wonderful job in showing us Aquila s [...]

    I read this book when I was in college 40 years ago yikes , and I STILL remember it I may try to read it again, but it made a huge impact on me It was about a young man whose family was killed abducted by an invading army Saxons barbarians He retreated into the hills and lived on dreams of revenge When he comes across his sister, she has married one of the ravishers, has a child by him, and is unwilling to leave her family This book really made an impression on me, making me see the real life im [...]

    I really liked this book After a spate of turgid and poorly written futures texts, I thought that i would escape into the fantasy of a well written children s book The book itself is all Rosemary Sutcliff adventure, implausible co incidences, and plenty of noble deeds Actually, I quite like that It makes a change from what I read in the newspapers.The edition that I read was a fine edition from the Folio Society Not only is it a pleasure to read a good book, but to do so with a lovingly designed [...]

    Allison Tebo
    Wonderful one of my favorites.Content Several violent scenes In one scene the main character is stripped by his male captives His sister is carried away by raiders and it is later revealed that she has a child only mentions her captive as her man , not her husband this scenario is unclear and never elaborated younger readers may miss it entirely Several good characters die Main character is in an unhappy marriage but it gets resolved.

    Lady Clementina ffinch-ffarowmore
    Aquila s love for his homeland, Britain, causes him to take a decision that turns his life upside down and changes him forever Then a chance incident many years later brings him peace and some closure A wonderful read.

    Mary Beth
    Another fantastic book by Sutcliff

    Great sequel

    This is the worst

    I sometimes think that we stand at sunset, Eugenus said after a pause It may be that the night will close over us in the end, but I believe that morning will come again Morning always grows again out of the darkness, though maybe not for the people who saw the sun go down We are the Lantern Bearers, my friend for us to keep something burning, to carry what light we can forward into the darkness and the wind.

    I can t begin to recommend this book enough Of all her original works this may well be Sutcliff s masterpiece The emotion here is so raw and the story is wonderfully moving This is a book everyone should read.

    Cindy Tomamichel
    A good read, perhaps the most interesting of the trilogy The attention to detail and landscape is finely painted, and she weaves legends into the story in a wonderful way A powerful finish to the Roman Britain series.

    Not the swashbuckling, historical adventure story one is used to This one takes you quietly.

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