The mark of the horse lord is a historical novel for children written by rosemary sutcliff and published in 1965 it won the first phoenix award in 1985 it takes place in roman britain and tells the tale of a gladiator who becomes involved with the dal riada of earra ghidheal. The mark of the horse lord rediscovered classics rosemary sutcliff scott odell on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers there was a smell of blood mingling with the smell of burning that still clung about scorched timber and blackened thatch. The mark of the horse lord is about a freed gladiator phaedrus in second century britain whose accidental resemblance to the king of the northern tribe of dalriada involves him in a plot to replace that king and enter into a war with a rival tribe the caledones. The mark of the horse lord author rosemary sutcliff publisher front street 1 reprint edition february 2 2006 isbn 10 1932425624 isbn 13 978 1932425628 the plot phaedrus is a gladiator in second century britain a bloody violent fight to the death in the arena results in phaedrus killing his best friend winning his freedom and having no idea what to do next. The mark of the horse lord the mark of the horse lord rosemary sutcliff illustrated by felix miall introduced by philip reeve a stirring tale of vengeance and honour from the finest historical novelist to write about roman britain be the first to review this product 7895 qty
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