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Black Ships Before Troy: The Story of the Iliad

by Rosemary Sutcliff

The Story of the Iliad Homer's epic poem, The Iliad, is one of the greatest adventure stories of all time. In it, the abduction of the legendary beauty, Helen of Troy, leads to a conflict in which even the gods and goddesses take sides and intervene. It is in the Trojan War that the most valiant heroes of the ancient world are pitted against one another. Here Hector, Ajax, Achilles, and Odysseus meet their most formidable challenges and in some cases their tragic ends. [This text is listed as an example that meets Common Core Standards in English language arts in grades 6-8 at http://www.corestandards.org.]

Bonnie Dundee

by Rosemary Sutcliff

In exile in Holland, Hugh Herriot recalls the exploits of his youth as a follower of Bonnie Dundee who tried to win back Scotland for the Catholic King James and whose death during a victorious battle proved to be a final blow for the Jacobite cause.

Dragon Slayer (Beowulf)

by Rosemary Sutcliff

Only Beowulf, foremost among warriors has the courage and strength to fight Grendel the man-wolf. In this re-telling of the Anglo-Saxon legend, the author recounts Beowulf's terrifying quests against Grendel, the hideous sea-hag and his fight to the death with the monstrous fire-drake.

The Eagle of the Ninth

by Rosemary Sutcliff

In A.D. 125, a young Roman centurion must recover the infamous Ninth Legion's missing symbol of honor, the eagle standard.

Flame-Colored Taffeta

by Rosemary Sutcliff

Twelve-year-old Damaris and her friends become involved with smugglers and a young man who may be a spy, in a rural community near the southern coast of England in the eighteenth century.

Frontier Wolf

by Rosemary Sutcliff

As punishment for his poor judgment, a young, inexperienced Roman army officer is sent to Northern England to assume the command of a motley group known as the Frontier Wolves.

Knight's Fee

by Rosemary Sutcliff

When Randall drops a fig on the new Lord's horse, his life changes forever.

The Lantern Bearers

by Rosemary Sutcliff

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 Light Beyond the Forest: The Quest for the Holy Grail

by Rosemary Sutcliff

A retelling of the adventures of King Arthur's knights, Sir Lancelot, Sir Galahad, Sir Bors, and Sir Percival, as they search for the Holy Grail.

The Mark of the Horse Lord

by Rosemary Sutcliff

Bearing an uncanny resemblance to the now blind displaced King of the Scots, former gladiator and slave Phaedrus impersonates the Horse Lord to regain control of the Scottish kingdom from the Picts.

Outcast

by Rosemary Sutcliff

When a Roman ship is wrecked off the coast of Britain, an infant, Beric, is the only survivor. He is rescued by a British tribe who raise him as their own until they can no longer ignore his Roman ancestry.

The Shining Company

by Rosemary Sutcliff

In 600 A.D. in northern Britain, Prosper becomes a shield bearer with the Companions, an army made up of three hundred younger sons of minor kings and trained to act as one fighting brotherhood against the invading Saxons.

The Silver Branch

by Rosemary Sutcliff

A young Roman army medical officer, sent to Britain during the period of waning Roman rule, befriends a kinsman with whom he shares an adventure of intrigue, exile, and underground activity with the Lost Ninth Legion.

Song for a Dark Queen

by Rosemary Sutcliff

The life of Boadicea (Boudicca), queen of the Iceni who led them and other British tribes in a valiant but futile revolt against the Romans in 62 A.D.

Sun Horse, Moon Horse

by Rosemary Sutcliff

Lubrin was a son of the chieftain of the Iceni, a people who herded horses on the high chalk downs of England over 2,000 years ago. As a child, Lubrin tried again and again to capture in drawing the pattern of movement in the powerful horses galloping on the downs, and especially one horse, a beautiful white mare. Few of Lubrin's people were interested in his artistry. Then the invaders came, another horse people seeking the territory of the Iceni. Only a remnant of Lubrin's people survived the battle and the imprisonment that followed. But Lubrin dreamed that this remnant would go free to find new land. He believed his art could make that possible. Here is a sensitive recreation of the world of the makers of England's famous White Horse of Uffington, that can still be seen today.

The Sword and the Circle (King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table)

by Rosemary Sutcliff

Retells the adventures of King Arthur, Queen Guenevere, Sir Lancelot, and the other knights of the Round Table.

Sword at Sunset

by Rosemary Sutcliff

This brilliant reconception of the Arthurian epic cuts through the familiar myths and tells the story of the real King Arthur: Artos the Bear, the mighty warrior-king who saved the last lights of Western civilization when the barbarian darkness descended in the fifth century. Artos here comes alive: bold and forceful in battle, warm and generous in friendship, tough in politics, shrewd in the strategy of war--and tender and tragically tormented in love. Out of the interweaving of ancient legend, fresh research, soaring imagination, and hypnotic narrative skill comes a novel that has richly earned its reputation as a classic.

Sword Song

by Rosemary Sutcliff

At sixteen, Bjarni is cast out of the Norse settlement in the Angles' Land for an act of oath-breaking and spends five years sailing the west coast of Scotland and witnessing the feuds of the clan chiefs living there.

Tristan and Iseult

by Rosemary Sutcliff

Tristan defeats Ireland's greatest warrior and gains the friendship of his uncle, the King of Cornwall, who entrusts him with a very special mission: to sail the seas in search of a queen.

The Wanderings of Odysseus: The Story of the Odyssey

by Rosemary Sutcliff

The award-winning sequel to Black Ships before Troy includes a map of Odysseus' incredible journey and a pronunciation guide. "Sutcliff's rich, gutsy and often terrifying retelling of The Odyssey is brilliantly matched by the strength of Alan Lee's sinuous drawing." -Guardian.

Warrior Scarlet

by Rosemary Sutcliff

In Bronze Age Britain, Drem must overcome the disability of a crippled arm in order to pass his tribe's test of manhood and become a warrior.

The Witch's Brat

by Rosemary Sutcliff

The knowledge of herbs and healing that once prompted the villagers to stone him out of town eventually becomes the salvation for a crippled boy in twelfth-century England.

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