The Eagle of the Ninth Chronicles

Paperback | July 3, 2010

byRosemary Sutcliff

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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 . . . So begins the story of The Eagle of the Ninth, set against a backdrop of Roman Britain and featuring a young soldier, Marcus Aquila, who sets off into the unknown north to find out what happened to the lost legion.Following on from this are The Silver Branch in which two young soldiers uncover a plot to overthrow the Emperor, and The Lantern Bearers which is set at a time when the Romans are leaving the shores of Britain and tells of Aquila who, having served in the Roman army, is now returning home to hisfarm-but when he gets there everything he knows and loves has been destroyed and so he sets out to seek revenge.To have three such exciting stories in one volume is a treat for fans old and new.

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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 . . . So begins the story of The Eagle of the Ninth, set against a backdrop of Roman Britain and featuring a young soldier, Marcu...

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 19...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:656 pages, 7.8 × 5.08 × 0.07 inPublished:July 3, 2010Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0192789988

ISBN - 13:9780192789983

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12

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"What a splendid story it is, compulsive reading!" --Junior Bookshelf