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Eagles Have Flown, The

Author(s): Treece, Henry Pages: 168
Publisher: Allen & Unwin Date of Publication: 1954
Reading Level: YA Genre:
Setting: Brit Period: 5th cent AD (Code: 9c)
Rome Setting: n Christian/Jewish/Pagan:
Mystery: n First Person:
Subject: Arthur ÒAfter his parentÕs death Festus joins Artos the Bear & follows him to the Battle of Dublas. The story ends with ArthurÕs killing by Medrault at Camlan, which Treece makes into an assassination. An interesting portrayal of Arthur, who appears more barbaric than heroic.Ó (Janet Fisher, Index to HF for C & YP)
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Rating: Òcombine[s] exciting action with deeper portrayals of the nature of friendship and betrayal against the background of war.Ó (20th-Cent. Hist. Writers, 650)
Review By: Janet Fisher
Review In: Index to Historical Fiction for Children & Young People, p. 151

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