The Lantern Bearers

book 3, roman britain

Charles Keeping, Rosemary Sutcliff

No. of pages 320

Great for age 8+
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 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.


The Lantern Bearers by Rosemary Sutcliff and Charles Keeping won the Carnegie Award in 1959. It currently has an age rating of 12+ years and a 5 star rating on TheBookSeekers. There are currently no reviews for this book on this site. Click on the + buttons to include your own ratings!

The Lantern Bearers is book 3 in the series Roman Britain. The Lantern Bearers is categorised as fiction. It was created especially for YA readers.

Genres: Historical fiction, legends and mythology

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