The Saxon raiding party did a thorough job when they attacked the farm - by morning it was a smoking ruin and Aquila's father lay dead alongside the household servants. Bitter years followed for Aquila as he sought to revenge his father - and to keep alight the latern of Roman civilization.
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This is historical fiction at its best. Post Roman Britain comes alive in this novel. The characters are all believable and no matter how small a part they play they are complete-as is the plot-no strands are left loose. ( The Historicals Novels Review)Book Description:
A tireless quest for revenge in this Carnegie Medal-winning book - the final part in Rosemary Sutcliff's outstanding The Eagle of the Ninth trilogy
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Book Description Puffin Books, 1981. Mass Market Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0140312226