Los guardianes de la luz

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The last installment of the Roman Britain trilogy sees Aquila embarking on a journey to keep Britannia’s civilization alive. The night the Romans abandon Britannia for good, the Rutupiae lighthouse shines one last time on a deserted city and a sea that remains in the hands of the Saxons. Aquila, son of Britannia but decurion of the Roman cavalry, decides at the last moment to desert the legions, realizing his loyalty lies with his homeland, not with Rome. He returns to his family’s home to find his father killed,...

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Overview

The last installment of the Roman Britain trilogy sees Aquila embarking on a journey to keep Britannia’s civilization alive. The night the Romans abandon Britannia for good, the Rutupiae lighthouse shines one last time on a deserted city and a sea that remains in the hands of the Saxons. Aquila, son of Britannia but decurion of the Roman cavalry, decides at the last moment to desert the legions, realizing his loyalty lies with his homeland, not with Rome. He returns to his family’s home to find his father killed, his sister kidnapped, and himself about to be enslaved by the looters. He is able to free himself and returns to help Ambrosio, the Britons’ last hope, in his fight against the traitor Vortigern and his Saxon allies. After years of fighting to keep the flame of Rome alive at the most remote end of the Empire, a new rebirth rises from the ashes. Historical context adds another dimension to this story of intrigue and mystery in a distant world.

En la última entrega de la trilogía Britania romana, Aquila emprende un viaje para mantener viva a la civilización de Britania. La noche en que los romanos abandonan definitivamente Britania, el faro de Rutupiae brilla por última vez sobre una ciudad desierta y un mar que queda en manos de los sajones. Aquila, hijo de Britania pero decurión de la caballería romana, decide a último momento desertar de las legiones, dándose cuenta de que su lealtad está con su patria y no con Roma. Regresa a la casa de su familia y encuentra a su padre asesinado, a su hermana secuestrada y a sí mismo a punto de ser esclavizado por los saqueadores. Consigue liberarse y regresa para ayudar a Ambrosio, la última esperanza de los britanos, en su lucha contra el traidor Vortigern y sus aliados sajones. Después de años de lucha por mantener la llama de Roma viva en el extremo más alejado del Imperio, un nuevo renacimiento surge de las cenizas. Un contexto histórico añade otra dimensión a esta historia de intriga y misterio en un mundo lejano.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9788415115038
  • Publisher: Plataforma Editorial, S.L.
  • Publication date: 4/1/2012
  • Language: Spanish
  • Series: Plataforma historica Series
  • Pages: 372
  • Age range: 12 years
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.60 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Rosemary Sutcliff wrote more than 40 historical novels for young adults—including the Roman Britain trilogy, Black Ships Before Troy, and The Sword and the Circle—five adult novels, and several books of nonfiction.

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