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“There was a smell of blood mingling with the smell of burning that still clung about scorched timber and blackened thatch, and a great wailing rose from the watching crowd. The old High Priest dipped a finger in the blood and made a sign with it on Phaedruss forehead, above the Mark of the Horse Lord.”

 

So began the ceremony that was to make young Phaedrus, ex-slave and gladiator, Horse Lord of the Dalriadain. Phaedrus had come a long way since the fight in the arena that gained him his freedom. He had left behind his old Roman life and identity and had entered another, more primitive, world—that of the British tribes in the far north. In this world of superstition and ancient ritual, of fierce loyalties and intertribal rivalry, Phaedrus found companionship and love, and something more—a purpose and a meaning to his life as he came fully to understand the significance of the Mark of the Horse Lord. First published in 1965 but long out of print, The Mark of the Horse Lord has been acclaimed by many readers as the finest of Rosemary Sutcliffs many novels, imparting true insight into the nature of leadership, identity, heroism, loyalty, and sacrifice.

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The Story of the Iliad

Homer's epic poem, The Illiad, is one of the greatest adventure stories of all time. In it, the abduction of the legendary beauty, Helen of Troy, leads to a conflict in which even the gods and goddesses take sides and intervene. It is in the Trojan War that the most valiant heroes of the ancient world are pitted against one another. Here Hectore, Ajax, Achilles, and Odysseus meet their most formidable challenges and in some casas their tragic ends.

Rosemary Sutcliff makes such extraordinary stories as those of those Trojan horse, of Aphrodite and the golden apple, and of the fearsome warrior women Amazons, accessible to contemporary young people.

From the Hardcover edition.

About the Author

Rosemary Sutcliff wrote more than 40 novels for young adults, including Black Ships Before Troy, The Eagle of the Ninth, and The Wanderings of Odysseus; five adult novels, including Sword at Sunset; and several books of nonfiction.

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Firefly, September 3, 2010 (view all comments by Firefly)
Unlike the other reviewers, my son LOVES this book! He read it for the first time in the 7th grade on the recommendation of some friends who'd read it in grade school, and it remains one of his all time favorite books. In fact, he loved it so much that he read The Iliad from which this is based (which he also loved).
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cheeseandham, August 14, 2010 (view all comments by cheeseandham)
This was an assigned reading book for my freshman class. The first time I read it, I had no clue what was going on. I'll have to read it 3-4 times before I have any idea what is going on. There were way too many characters, and it was fairly boring. It's too complicated for freshman!!!
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This was an assigned reading book for my freshman class. The first time I read it, I had no clue what was going on. I'll have to read it 3-4 times before I have any idea what is going on. There were way too many characters, and it was fairly boring. It's too complicated for freshman!!!
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ISBN:
9780553494839
Author:
Sutcliff, Rosemary
Publisher:
Laurel Leaf Library
Subject:
Children's 12-Up - Literature - Classics
Subject:
Legends, Myths, & Fables - Greek & Roman
Subject:
Achilles (Greek mythology)
Subject:
Trojan War
Subject:
Mythology, Greek
Subject:
Legends, Myths, & Fables - General
Subject:
Children s-Fables
Subject:
mythology;fiction;history;greece;ancient greece;historical fiction;ancient history;trojan war;literature;homer;iliad;children s;children;ancient;classics;troy;children s fiction;children s literature;young adult;juvenile;ancients;greek mythology;classic;g
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mythology;fiction;history;greece;ancient greece;historical fiction;ancient history;trojan war;literature;homer;iliad;children s;children;ancient;classics;troy;children s fiction;children s literature;young adult;juvenile;ancients;greek mythology;classic;g
Subject:
Historical - Ancient Civilizations
Subject:
mythology;fiction;greece;history;ancient greece;historical fiction;ancient history;literature;trojan war;homer;iliad;ancient;children s;children;classics;troy;children s fiction;children s literature;young adult;juvenile;greek;greek mythology;classic;anci
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Rediscovered Classics
Publication Date:
20051231
Binding:
MASS MARKET
Grade Level:
from 7
Language:
English
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.25 in
Age Level:
12-10

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Homer's epic poem, The Illiad, is one of the greatest adventure stories of all time. In it, the abduction of the legendary beauty, Helen of Troy, leads to a conflict in which even the gods and goddesses take sides and intervene. It is in the Trojan War that the most valiant heroes of the ancient world are pitted against one another. Here Hectore, Ajax, Achilles, and Odysseus meet their most formidable challenges and in some casas their tragic ends.

Rosemary Sutcliff makes such extraordinary stories as those of those Trojan horse, of Aphrodite and the golden apple, and of the fearsome warrior women Amazons, accessible to contemporary young people.

From the Hardcover edition.

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