Eagle of The Ninth

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ISBN: 9780192753922 Author: Sutcliff, Rosemary Publisher: Oxford Uni Press Publication Date: 7th October 2004 Imprint: Oxford University Press Cover: Hardback Pages: 292 Language: English Edition: 50th anniversary Edition Readership: Ages 5-12 / Code: B Category: Subject:

The Ninth Legion marched into the mists of northern Britain – and never came back. Marcus Aquila has to find out what happened to his father and the Ninth Legion, and embarks on a hazardous quest into the unknown territory of the north.

The Ninth Legion marched into the mists of northern Britain – and they were never seen again.Four thousand men disappeared and their eagle standard was lost. It’s a mystery that’s never been solved, until now . . .Marcus has to find out what happened to his father, who led the legion. So he sets out into the unknown, on a quest so dangerous that nobody expects him to return.The Eagle of the Ninth is heralded as one of the most outstanding children’s books of the twentieth century and has sold over a million copies worldwide. Rosemary Sutcliff writes with such passion and attention to detail that Roman Britain is instantly brought to life and stays with the reader long after the last page has been turned. The book is also now the subject of a major film.

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