Shining Company, The
Buy Item $8.99 Retail: $11.99 Save 25% ($3.00)
In Stock
Stock No: WW466170
Sunburst / 1992 / Paperback
Quantity:

Add To Cart

Paypal Buy Now
Add To Wishlist
Quantity:


Add To Cart

Paypal Buy Now
Wishlist

Shining Company, The

Sunburst / 1992 / Paperback

Buy 36 or more for $8.54 each.
In Stock
Stock No: WW466170


Product Description

The Shining Company by Rosemary Sutcliff is another riveting historical adventure that takes place in Britain during the eighth century. Loosely based on actual events, the storyline revolves around Prosper, the second son of Gerontius, whose life is peaceful until the day that Prince Gorthyn arrives with his hunting party. When Prosper makes a daring move during the hunt, it grabs the Prince's attention and he promises to make Prosper his shield-bearer when he comes of age.

Two years later, 300 princes are summoned to the king's fortress where they will prepare to fight the Saxon forces. Prosper with Conn his bondservant, leave to join Prince Gorthyn in training for battle. When the army must battle the Saxon's, Prosper faces one of the greatest challenges of his life.

Product Information

Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 304
Vendor: Sunburst
Publication Date: 1992
Dimensions: 7.6 X 5.3 X 0.8 (inches)
ISBN: 0374466165
ISBN-13: 9780374466169
Ages: 10-14

Related Products

  1. Black Ships Before Troy: A Retelling of the Iliad
    Black Ships Before Troy: A Retelling of the Iliad
    Rosemary Sutcliff
    Random House / 2005 / Trade Paperback
    $5.99 Retail: $7.99 Save 25% ($2.00)
  2. #1: The Eagle
    #1: The Eagle
    Rosemary Sutcliff
    Square Fish / Trade Paperback
    $7.99 Retail: $9.99 Save 20% ($2.00)
  3. The Wanderings of Odysseus:  A Retelling of the Odyssey
    The Wanderings of Odysseus: A Retelling of the Odyssey
    Rosemary Sutcliff
    Random House / 2005 / Trade Paperback
    $5.99 Retail: $7.99 Save 25% ($2.00)
  4. Sword Song
    Sword Song
    Rosemary Sutcliff
    Sunburst / 2005 / Trade Paperback
    $10.79 Retail: $11.99 Save 10% ($1.20)

Publisher's Description

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.

Author Bio

Rosemary Sutcliff (1920-1992) wrote dozens of books for young readers, including her award-winning Roman Britain trilogy, The Eagle of the Ninth, The Silver Branch, and The Lantern Bearers, which won the Carnegie Medal. The Eagle of the Ninth is now a major motion picture, The Eagle, directed by Kevin MacDonald and starring Channing Tatum. Born in Surrey, Sutcliff spent her childhood in Malta and on various other naval bases where her father was stationed. At a young age, she contracted Still's Disease, which confined her to a wheelchair for most of her life. Shortly before her death, she was named Commander of the British Empire (CBE) one of Britain's most prestigious honors. She died in West Sussex, England, in 1992.

Editorial Reviews

“This novel of early Britain draws you into a desolate landscape that quivers with flame and shadow; an age-old war story of glory...A story dark and fierce and shining.” —Starred boxed review, Booklist

Ask a Question

Find Related Products

Author/Artist Review

Back
×

Ask a Question

What would you like to know about this product? Please enter your name, your email and your question regarding the product in the fields below, and we'll answer you in the next 24-48 hours.

If you need immediate assistance regarding this product or any other, please call 1-800-CHRISTIAN to speak directly with a customer service representative.