The shining company

by Sutcliff, Rosemary.

Format: Print Book 1990
Availability: Available at 3 Libraries 3 of 3 copies
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C.C. Mellor Memorial Library Young Adult Fiction YA Sut
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Collection  Young Adult Fiction
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Cooper-Siegel Community Library Teen Fiction YA FIC SUT
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Collection  Teen Fiction
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Life is secure and peaceful for young Prosper, second son of Gerontius, until the day Prince Gorthyn arrives with his hunting party. Prosper's unusual daring in the hunt catches the prince's attention, and he promises to make Prosper his shield-bearer when he comes of age. Two years later, three hundred princes are summoned to the king's fortress at Dyn Eidin, where they will prepare to fight the Saxon forces which are gaining strength in the east. Prosper, with Conn, his bondservant, leaves his father's lands to join Gorthyn in the rigorous training for battle. With the coming of spring, word reaches the Three Hundred Companions that the Saxon leader has taken yet another kingdom. They set out at once for the Saxon stronghold of Catraeth, where Prosper must face the greatest challenges of his life.
Adventure and heroism against impossible odds create a moving, robust tale set in Britain in the eighth century and based on actual events.

Published Reviews
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Set in Britain in 600 A.D., this extraordinary novel tells of the mustering of an army and its ill-fated campaign against the invading Saxons. Prosper, younger son of a feudal chieftain and the story's hero, is called to the company as a shield bearer, trained in the arts of war and sent into battle. Seen through his eyes, this is both a gripping action-adventure yarn and a moving, carefully wrought coming-of-age story. Sutcliff's richly evocative writing captures the feeling of life 1400 years ago; her realistic details provide a gritty background against which the tragic action unfolds. The Shining Company deserves a place with Adam of the Road , The White Stag and other classic adventure stories. Ages 12-up. (June) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Subjects Cattraeth, Battle of, ca. 600 -- Fiction.
Great Britain -- History -- Anglo-Saxon period, 449-1066 -- Fiction.
Publisher New York :Farrar Straus Giroux,1990
Language English
Description vi, 295 pages : map ; 22 cm
ISBN 9780374466169 (pbk.)
0374368074 :
0374466165 (pbk.)
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