Rosemary sutcliff 1920 1992 wrote dozens of books for young readers including her award winning roman britain trilogy the eagle of the ninth the silver branch and the lantern bearers which won the carnegie medalthe eagle of the ninth is now a major motion picture the eagle directed by kevin macdonald and starring channing tatum born in surrey sutcliff spent her childhood in malta . Silver branch roman britain trilogy series 2 43 out of 5 based on 0 ratings 18 reviews guest more than 1 year ago the silver branch is the sequel to the novel the eagle of the ninth also by rosemary sutcliff it is set in britain approximately one hundred years before romes decline justin a young surgeon is posted at rutupiae . The silver branch is a historical adventure novel for children written by rosemary sutcliff and published in 1957 with illustrations by charles keepingset in britain in the last decade of the 3rd century it is the story of justin and flavius two cousins in the roman legions who find themselves in the intrigue and battle surrounding the struggles between carausius a self proclaimed emperor . The silver branch by rosemary sutcliff is a wonderful young adult historical adventure novel that i dearly love there are many reasons why and i could go on forever about all of them instead ill jump between a few representative highlights of some elements i appreciate most. Sutcliffs narrative is evocative and colorful and the story is both engaging and full of surprises if the book has any fault it is in a certain license taken with actual historical events but since the setting is a very obscure period of roman occupied britain the liberty is easily overlooked
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