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P & R Publishing Hostage Lands

Join Neil Perkins, Latin student at Haltwhistle Grammar School in England, as he uncovers a story of usurpation, treachery, and betrayal. After unearthing an ancient Roman manuscript, Neil dedicates himself to studying Latin and translates this exciting story from the third century. Disaffected centurion Rusticus serves Rome at Hadrian's Wall, an unruly frontier. He is saved from massacre by Cadwal, a Celt who was deeply changed when he saw Christians martyred in the Roman Colosseum. Readers will learn the differences between ancient paganism and the primal Christian faith practiced in third-century Britain by only a remnant. They, along with Neil, will begin a more thoughtful approach to life as they reckon with all they have learned. Recommended for ages 10 and up.
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Review 1 for Hostage Lands
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Date:August 27, 2010
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Sunshine S.
This is Douglas Bonds best book!! I first read it when I was 16. We received it as a Christmas gift shortly after its release. It was so good that I couldn't put it down and finished it in two days!! My brother and sister (13 and 8 respectively at the time) read it for themselves and loved it as well. It does have some violence but nothing too overbearing. The story is extremely well written and captivating. The adventure and excitement sweeps one away into the past making you feel as if you are present at the story's climax!!! I have recommended this book to all my friends and would recommend it for anyone ages 10 and up. It is too good a book to miss.
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Review 2 for Hostage Lands
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Date:July 2, 2009
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Devyn
Hostage Lands is an inspiring book for readers of all ages. It took me somewhat longer to finish than Bond's other books, but it was so worth the time. I would suggest it to anyone.
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Review 3 for Hostage Lands
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Date:November 26, 2007
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nara
Nice plot, nice all around. SO not for children, though. It is too brutal!! Definitely for teens fifteen-sixteen and up!
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