The boy lay in the silence of the great battlefield, gazing at his own hand spread on the ground beside him. The hand moved and he realized, with something like surprise, that he was not dead. His name was Owain and further up the hillside lay his father and brother, both killed by Saxon warriors in that last great battle of Aquae Sulis. From ...
The boy lay in the silence of the great battlefield, gazing at his own hand spread on the ground beside him. The hand moved and he realized, with something like surprise, that he was not dead. His name was Owain and further up the hillside lay his father and brother, both killed by Saxon warriors in that last great battle of Aquae Sulis. From that moment Owain knows that he must make his own way in the world and so begins his journey to face the many challenges that lie ahead. Rosemary Sutcliff is one of the greatest writers of historical fiction and Dawn Wind is an acclaimed and much-loved classic tale which will enthral readers old and new. This stunning new edition features the evocative original black and white illustrations by award-winning artist, Charles Keeping, which bring the story vividly to life.
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Charles Keeping. F- in F- jacket. F-/F-. 8vo. original blue textured paper boards (exposed edges a little faded, slight marking to endpapers, prev. owner's name to FFE) in dustwrapper (publisher's duraseal covering (as was OUP's custom at the time), top edge slightly rolled); pp. [vi], 242 (last blank), with illustrations. A nice clean copy, near fine.
Up to the usual Rosemary Sutcliff standard. She really was a master of early Saxon and Roman history. Although this book is aimed at the children market this is equally enjoyable for adults. Thoroughly recommended.
Nov 6, 2008
Another Sutcliff winner!
This one is among her best work. A very fine "ending" to the sequence following the Aquila family.
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