A very enjoyable Rosemary Sutcliffe which I hadn t read before Definitely one of her best, up there with Eagle of the Ninth etc T Timeless classic for all ages.
Exciting Adventure Surrey Advertiser To My Mind, One Of The Best Ever Historical Novelists For Children Her books Gripped Me As A Child And Still Continue To Do So With Her Vivid Evocation Of Period And Character Parents In TouchTake My Place, Phaedrus, And With It, Take My Vengeance Phaedrus The Gladiator Wins His Freedom After Years Of Bloody Battles In The Arena Soon He Finds Himself Riding North Towards The Wilds Of Caledonia On A Strange Mission He Is To Assume The ✓ The Mark of the Horse Lord ó Download by Í Rosemary Sutcliff Identity Of Midir, Lord Of The Horse People, To Seek Vengeance Against The Treacherous Liadhan, Who Has Usurped The ThroneAhead Of Him Lies Adventure And Danger Than He Had Ever Known In The ArenaAn Exciting Adventure Surrey Advertiser To My Mind, One Of The Best Ever Historical Novelists For Children Her books Gripped Me As A Child And Still Continue To Do So With Her Vivid Evocation Of Period And Character Parents In TouchTake My Place, Phaedrus, And With It, Take My Vengeance Phaedrus The Gladiator Wins His Freedom After Years Of Bloody Battles In The Arena Soon He Finds Himself Riding North Towards The Wilds Of Caledonia On A Strange Mission He Is To Assume The Identity Of Midir, Lord Of The Horse People, To Seek Vengeance Against The Treacherous Liadhan, Who Has Usurped The ThroneAhead Of Him Lies Adventure And Danger Than He Had Ever Known In The Arena I was sure I had read this decades ago, and probably had, but it read like a brand new, interesting story The language flows beautifully, the characters are easy to identify with and since I know the geographical areas it was a delight to work out where the action was taking place.
Wish I d found this book when I was a child My own children are the wrong generation And in response to another review, the ending is perfect You ll see it coming No ambiguity at all Brings Roman and Celtic Britain vividly to life Some children might not be happy with the ending, however.
The Mark of the Horse Lord Þ Brilliant read for any age First read it as a child and came back to it to find it was even better.
My favourite of all Ms Sutcliff s novels read it many times and I still cry at the end.



I read this as a child, and re read, and re read it It is a really beautiful piece of work Red Phaedrus has a colourful past that includes the killing of his best friend for survival He becomes a con artist posing as the Horse Lord of the Dalriads The role of the Horse Lord is one of personal sacrifice for the good of the people Will the man who killed his own friend do what is best for the tribe, or will he look out for his own interests With battles, swordfights, and chariots by day and intrigue by night, this story will keep you on the edge of your seat I would recommend this book to any young adult wanting to read something other than Harry Potter.
I liked the beginning of the story but found the middle rather boring and formulaic, however the unusual ending made up for this It is not a children s book, for a thinking teenager or older because it deals with values and concepts that are difficult to deal with, especially in our modern times I doubt that I could have understood it properly when discovering Rosemary Sutcliff as a child.

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