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Frontier Wolf

The Disciple by Riventhorn

'A colony of bees, Lucius thought. They would make such a sweetness of honeycomb, golden as the amber necklace his mother used to wear. He must have bees. And a little pond by the orchard to keep stocked with fish.' A delicate meditation on Lucius: his faith, his hopes, and his unlikely friendship with Hilarion

[Added 09/01/2014; Character Piece; 2500-6000; Rosemary Sutcliff – Frontier Wolf]

Not the Emperor's Bodyguard by Bunn

'Julius Gavros did not know whether to laugh or cry, seeing his new command for the first time: a tumble-down fort in the furthest corner of the world, with the gulls crying over it in the grey drizzle, a thin mewing that sounded utterly remote from the world of men.' How did a man like Gavros end up in command of the Frontier Wolves? Bunn's plausible answer conjures a wonderful picture of the abandoned Castellum

[Added 09/01/2014; Character Piece; 1000-2500; Rosemary Sutcliff – Frontier Wolf]

This Last Thing by Isis

'"You – you gave me this wound." / "I did," agreed Cunorix. His smile broadened as he turned on his side, looking at Alexios; the corners of his mouth turned cruel, and his eyes darkened. "And I shall give you many more."' The tragedy of Alexios & Cunorix is central to the novel, and this eerie story continues their relationship after Cunorix's death, to a poignant conclusion. Superb

[Added 24/08/2013; Drama; 6000-20,000; Rosemary Sutcliff – Frontier Wolf]