The Lantern BearersThe Roman Britain Trilogy (Volume 3)
Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
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.
Carnegie Medal, American Library Association Notable Children's Books, ALA Notable Children's Books
Aquila halted on the edge of the hanging woods, looking down. Below him he could see the farmstead under the great, bare swell of the downs; the russet-roofed huddle of buildings, the orchard behind, making a darker pattern on the...