The Mark of the Horse Lord
2014. A fine, unread copy.
Blood was staining the sand of the arena - the blood of his friend Vortimax whom he had just slain. All around him Phaedrus the Gladiator could hear the triumphant shouts of the crowd; and he knew that he had won his freedom. But he had not left a life of chance behind him. Soon he found himself riding north towards the wilds of Caledonia, on a strange mission. He was to assume the identity of Midir, heir to the kingdom of Dalriada and Lord of the Horse People, to seek vengeance against the treacherous Liadhan, who had usurped the throne. Ahead of him was more adventure, more excitement and more danger than he had ever known in the arena...
An epic historical tale from award-winning author, Rosemary Sutcliff.
Rosemary Sutcliff was born in 1920 in West Clanden, Surrey. With over 40 books to her credit, Rosemary Sutcliff is now universally considered one of the finest writers of historical novels for children. Her first novel, The Queen Elizabeth Story was published in 1950. In 1972 her book Tristan and Iseult was runner-up for the Carnegie Medal. In 1974 she was highly commended for the Hans Christian Andersen Award and in 1978 her book, Song for a Dark Queen was commended for the Other Award. Rosemary lived for a long time in Arundel, Sussex with her dogs and in 1975, she was awarded the OBE for services to Children's Literature.