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The Eagle of the Ninth - Rosemary Sutcliff
The Eagle of the Ninth
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In a.d. 125, a young Roman centurion must recover the infamous Ninth Legion's missing symbol of honor, the eagle standard.
In a.d. 125, a young Roman centurion must recover the infamous Ninth Legion's missing symbol of honor, the eagle standard.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780374419301 (0374419302)
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Pages no: 292
Edition language: English
Series: The Dolphin Ring Cycle (#1)
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cczarneckikernus
cczarneckikernus rated it
4.0 The Eagle Of The Ninth
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.
Birdish Book Blog
Birdish Book Blog rated it
5.0
[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 ...
BreakRaven
BreakRaven rated it
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 ...
Miss Clark
Miss Clark rated it
The film is what led me to read the book. The film is quite violent and has more than its needed share of bloody scenes, but I liked the friendship between the leads and in the credits I saw that it was based off of a book. Obviously, I had to go read it and it was interesting to see the similaritie...
spocksbro
spocksbro rated it
Around AD 120, the Legio IX Hispana (or Hispania) “disappeared.” Its last known posting was on Hadrian’s Wall in northern Britain, and a legend has grown up that it was ordered on a punitive expedition against the Picti beyond the Wall and was lost campaigning against them. Numerous authors have exp...
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