The Eagle Of The Ninth
One of Rosemary Sutcliff's acclaimed books set in Roman Britain. The Eagle of the Ninth tells the story of a young Roman officer who sets out to discover the truth behind the mysterious disappearance of the Ninth Legion, who marched into the mists of northern Britain and never came back. Rosemary... show more
One of Rosemary Sutcliff's acclaimed books set in Roman Britain. The Eagle of the Ninth tells the story of a young Roman officer who sets out to discover the truth behind the mysterious disappearance of the Ninth Legion, who marched into the mists of northern Britain and never came back. Rosemary Sutcliff spent most of her life in a wheelchair, suffering from the wasting Still's disease. She wrote her first book for children, The Queen's Story, in 1950 and went on to become a highly respected name in the field of children's literature. She received an OBE in 1975 and died at theage of 72 in 1992.
Pages no: 294
Edition language: English
, Young Adult
, European Literature
, British Literature
, Historical Fiction
Series: The Dolphin Ring Cycle (#1)
Enjoyable book about Roman Britain using an actual event, the disappearance of the Ninth Legion, as a backdrop and the search to recover the Legion's eagle standard.
Unusual time period, circa 110, C.E. I found the adventures well researched and interesting. Decent pace. I have the trilogy version of the book, but didn't feel compelled to continue with the series, ... at this point.
[Originally posted on tumblr on 4. October 2012] I remember promising a post about ‘The Eagle of the Ninth' by Rosemary Sutcliff. I'm not so sure when it comes to writing about this since it says on the back cover that millions of copies have been sold of this book. So I'll just assume that a lot ...
This book is wonderful. Marcus and Eska are two of my favorite heroes, and their story is so well imagined and so intelligent, it captures you immediately and just won't release you until you're finished with it. Rosemary Sutcliff's writing style alone is enough to suck my breath away; she's so, so ...
I will admit to having seen the movie first, which was probably not the best choice because on reading the book I was... kind of underwhelmed? Like it had lots of great background information, and much greater historical accuracy, and an actual girl, and she was fierce and awesome, and a puppy, and ...
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