17 Works in The Lantern Bearers - Rosemary Sutcliff

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    fanart of Ambrosius, pondering his command

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    Many of the events that lead up to and surround the birth of Arthur Pendragon, as told by one who was there.

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    Ambrosius goes to bring his brother's body home.

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    Ness's thoughts and changing relationships with her husband and son

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    So Aquila took his father’s service upon him. It wasn’t as good as love; it wasn’t as good as hate; but it was something to put into the emptiness within him; better than nothing at all.

    Illustration for the scene in The Lantern Bearers where Aquila swears loyalty to Ambrosius, Prince of Britain.

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    Aquila takes Ness back to their bothy as the storm begins. This is what happens there.

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    Aquila steals a wolf. Then he steals his freedom.

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    Aquila deserted the Eagles when they flew from Britain, but his friend Felix obeyed the call to defend failing Rome. Aquila never knew what had happened to Felix. This is his story.

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    Holding his son in his arms means Flavian understands his father more.

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    "Isn't it always so?" Flavia said. "The men fight, and after the fighting, the women fall to the conquerors."

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    An account of old Aquila's last battle : the Battle of Badon Hill, which led to forty years of peace between Saxon and Briton.

    Aquila is the protagonist of The Lantern Bearers, which tells how his father's Roman British farm was burned by Saxon raiders, how he was seized as a thrall, returned to Britain, escaped and became one of the High King Ambrosius's commanders against the invading Saxon threat. There he met Ambrosius's young nephew Artos - who we now know as King Arthur.

    When Ambrosius died, Artos took over as the leader of the remnant of Roman Britain, and Aquila went with him to fight at the great battle of Badon Hill, as the commander of what had been the High King Ambrosius's bodyguard. Thanks to Carmarthen for last minute beta reading.

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    "The worst of it, Flavia thinks, is that this does not feel like a betrayal."

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    Flavia, brought up in the last lingering light of Roman Britain, was carried off from her burning home by a 'laughing giant' of a Saxon, in a raid during which her father and friends were brutally killed. Three years later, her brother found her again - married, and with a child by that same 'laughing giant'. Given the chance to escape back to the Roman British, with her brother and her child, she chose to stay with her husband rather than go with her brother.

    This story explores what those years were like for Flavia, and how she could come to make that choice.

    Contains one illustration in watercolour pencil. Although there is a threat of rape in this story, I don't feel it counts as non-con within the setting and culture of the period. Contains suicidal thoughts, Christianity, culture clash, Anglian pagan religion, magic.

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    Ambrosius sits in a courtyard mulling over the recent past, and meets a woman and a dog ....

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    Artos has a plan that may be the saving of Britain. When he seeks out Aquila's help, Aquila discovers he must give up more than mere knowledge—and perhaps gain something new in return. Set between the chapters White Thorn and Yellow Iris and 'Minnow, Dolphin's Son'.

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    Aquila has fought battles all of his long life, but it's strange that now, as an old man, it's the hard won peace of Camelot that seems so hard to bear…

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    Five moments from post-Roman Britain; episodes from Aquila's life we never saw in the book. For Altariel.

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