The Lantern Bearers by Rosemary Sutcliff

A couple more generations have gone by and now Aquila is part of the last Roman soldiers in Britain. He feels more British than Roman and so decides to desert and stay with his family when the soldiers sail away. The Saxons attack his family home, carry off his sister, leave him for dead, and kill everyone else. Aquila ends up a slave. He manages to escape and becomes a soldier and companion to Ambrosius in battles trying to drive out the Saxons.

The Lantern Bearers progressed so incredibly slowly. There were short bursts of action, but mostly it was just dull. Sometimes it was hard to keep track of who was who mainly because I simply didn’t care about any of them. I don’t particularly recommend this book.

2 (out of 5) Stars

Books Read in 2016: 62
Pages Read in 2016: 15,916
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