The Eagle (Roman Britain Trilogy Series #1)

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The Ninth Legion marched into the mists of Northern Britain—and they were never seen again. Thousands of 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.

A young centurion ventures among the hostile tribes beyond...

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Overview

The Ninth Legion marched into the mists of Northern Britain—and they were never seen again. Thousands of 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.

A young centurion ventures among the hostile tribes beyond the Roman Wall to recover the eagle standard of the Ninth, a legion which mysteriously disappeared under his father's command.

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
“Sutcliff has a genius for the re-creation of an historical period.”—Horn Book Reflections

“An unusual blend of stirring action and poetic symbolism. Authentic in background, skillful in plot, and perceptive in characterization.”—Booklist

“Imaginatively conceived.”—The New Yorker

“Decades later, I can still hear echoes of The Eagle of the Ninth in my head: the chink of mail, the tired beat of the legionaries’ feet.”—The Independent

“What a splendid story it is, compulsive reading!”—Junior Bookshelf

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780312564346
  • Publisher: Square Fish
  • Publication date: 1/4/2011
  • Series: Roman Britain Trilogy Series , #1
  • Edition description: Media Tie
  • Pages: 240
  • Sales rank: 381,246
  • Age range: 10 - 15 Years
  • Lexile: 1110L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.20 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 21, 2012

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    This is a book you can't pass up. It is funny and action-packed.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 20, 2012

    Help

    How long is this book? Should i buy iy?

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 9, 2011

    Giving it a five instead of five hundered.

    Marcus is amazing

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 22, 2011

    AMAZING!!!! I LOVE IT

    Love it

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 7, 2012

    Pretty good

    I like it.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 14, 2013

    June 2013

    I loved this book. It shows how people from two different worlds can overcome barriers and become friends

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 23, 2012

    It was terrible

    The book was extremely boring. This book should deserve a big zero.

    1 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 15, 2011

    Cannot get to the end

    I cannot get into the book. I was not excepting it. Not very good donot read unless you are into wars.

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 3, 2013

    The News

    Don't be a hate-a!

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    Posted November 18, 2013

    Poop

    Poop

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 12, 2013

    Book bob

    Hay you know who it is

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 30, 2013

    Amazing!

    I loved this book go bits... AMAZING!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 3, 2012

    The eagle (of the ninth) is an awesome book

    This book keeps you turning pages.
    You should really hggsyg

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 2, 2012

    Sucks

    It sucks

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 18, 2011

    not what i was looking for

    this novel has little in the way of character developement. alot of words detailing all the wrong things. im sorry but i wish i could get my money back

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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