The Roman Britain Trilogy

Rosemary Sutcliff's classic young adult trilogy brings to life the history of Roman Britain. In each of these historical novels, young people must uncover mysteries and fight with heroism to stand up for what they believe in.

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The Lantern Bearers
The Lantern Bearers
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Threatened by a tide of invaders, the last of the Roman Auxiliaries are to leave Britain forever. But Aquila, a young legionnaire, chooses to stay behind, in order to join the fight to save his native land.

"A spellbinding historical adventure." --Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
 
The Lantern Bearers is the 1959 winner of the Carnegie Medal in Literature.
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Threatened by a tide of invaders, the last of the Roman Auxiliaries are to leave Britain forever. But Aquila, a young legionnaire, chooses to stay behind, in order to join the fight to save his native land.
The Lantern Bearers is the winner of the 1959 Carnegie Medal in Literature.

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The Roman Britain Trilogy (Volume 3)

Rosemary Sutcliff

FSG Books for Young Readers

Threatened by a tide of invaders, the last of the Roman Auxiliaries are to leave Britain forever. But Aquila, a young legionnaire, chooses to stay behind, in order to join the fight to save his native land.

"A spellbinding historical adventure." --Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books The Lantern Bearers is the 1959 winner of the Carnegie Medal in Literature.

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The Silver Branch
The Silver Branch
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More than a century after The Eagle of the Ninth leaves off, two cousins join the Roman side in the fight against a tyrannical British emperor. "

Superb...Enthusiastically recommended." --The Horn Book
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More than a century after The Eagle of the Ninth leaves off, two cousins join the Roman side in the fight against a tyrannical British emperor.

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The Roman Britain Trilogy (Volume 2)

Rosemary Sutcliff

FSG Books for Young Readers

More than a century after The Eagle of the Ninth leaves off, two cousins join the Roman side in the fight against a tyrannical British emperor. "

Superb...Enthusiastically recommended." --The Horn Book

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The Eagle
The Eagle
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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
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In a.d. 125, a young Roman centurion must recover the infamous Ninth Legion's missing symbol of honor, the eagle standard.

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The Roman Britain Trilogy (Volume 1)

Rosemary Sutcliff

FSG Books for Young Readers

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

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The Eagle of the Ninth
The Eagle of the Ninth
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The future of a legion is in Marcus’s hands.
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The Ninth Legion marched into the mists of Northern Britain—and they were never seen again. Four thousand men disappeared and their eagle standard was lost. It’s a mystery that’s never been solved, until now . . .
 
 Marcus has to find out what happened to his father, who led the legion. So he sets out into the unknown, on a quest so dangerous that nobody expects him to return.
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The Roman Britain Trilogy (Volume 1)

Rosemary Sutcliff

Square Fish

The future of a legion is in Marcus’s hands.

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