224 pages, 7.8 × 5.08 × 0.07 in
March 3, 2011
Oxford University Press
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0192789996
ISBN - 13: 9780192789990
From the Publisher
NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE
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.
This gripping epic set against the backdrop of Roman Britain has been a firm favourite with children and adults alike for over fifty years and is now the subject of a major film.
This edition, with its movie tie-in cover, is being published to coincide with the film's UK release.
About the Author
Rosemary Sutcliff was born in Surrey, the daughter of a naval officer. At the age of two she contracted the progressively wasting Still's disease and spent most of her life in a wheelchair. Apart from reading, she made little progress at school and left at fourteen to attend art school,
specializing in miniature painting. In the 1940s she exhibited her first miniature in the Royal Academy and was elected a member of the Royal Society of Miniature Painters just after the war. In 1950 her first children's book, The Queen's Story, was published and from then on she devoted her time
to writing the children's historical novels which have made her such an esteemed and highly respected name in the field of children's literature. She received an OBE in the 1975 Birthday Honour's List and a CBE in 1992. Rosemary Sutcliff died at the age of 72 in 1992.
Other books by Rosemary Sutcliff published by Oxford University Press: The Eagle of the Ninth Chronicles, The Silver Branch, The Lantern Bearers, and Outcast.
"What a splendid story it is, compulsive reading!"