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Los Lobos de la Frontera = The Wolves of the Border (Plataforma Historica)

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A man has to face his past and his homelands enemies in this exciting historical novel set in 343 AD Britain. Order has been slowly deteriorating in the northern part of the Empire, beyond Hadrians Wall, and protection in the face of the Celtic and Pictish tribes is provided by a small, advanced but half-wild legionary unit known as the Frontier Wolves. Alexios Flavius Aquila is put in charge of this unit, knowing this is not a promotion but the end of his career. A poor decision cost him the life of half of his men, and if it werent for his uncles influence as the governor of Northern Britannia, he wouldnt continue being a centurion or a legionary. Failure and privilege are not the best calling card for a hardened troop of veterans, so his survival depends on whether he can earn his mens respect and become a Frontier Wolf himself. Peace at the frontier is breached by an attack by Celts, Picts, and Irish, so Alexios once again has to face the choice between fighting and retreating in order to save his Wolves from the enemys superiority and regain the respect of his superiors.

 

Un hombre tiene que enfrentarse a su pasado y a los enemigos de su madre patria en esta emocionante novela histórica ambientada en Britania en el año 343 AD. El orden se ha ido deteriorando poco a poco en el extremo norte del Imperio, más allá del Muro de Adriano, y la protección frente a las tribus celtas y pictas proviene de una pequeña unidad avanzada de legionarios medio salvajes conocidos como los Lobos de la Frontera. Alexios Flavio Aquila recibe el mando de esta unidad, pero sabe que no se trata de una promoción sino del final de su carrera. Una decisión errónea costó la vida a la mitad de sus hombres, y si no hubiera sido por la influencia de su tío, gobernador del norte de Britania, ya no sería centurión ni legionario. El fracaso y el privilegio no son una buena carta de presentación ante una tropa veterana y endurecida, de manera que su supervivencia depende de ganarse su respeto y convertirse él también en un Lobo de la Frontera. La paz de la frontera es rota por un ataque de celtas, pictos e irlandeses, de manera que Alexios tiene que enfrentarse de nuevo a la decisión de resistir o retirarse para salvar a sus Lobos de la superioridad del enemigo y volver a ganar el respeto de sus superiores.

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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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9788415115540
Author:
Sutcliff, Rosemary
Publisher:
Plataforma Editorial
Subject:
Historical - Europe
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Plataforma hist & oacute;rica
Publication Date:
20130231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 7
Language:
Spanish
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
8.75 x 6.25 in
Age Level:
from 12

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