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The Eagle of the Ninthby Rosemary 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. Its a mystery thats 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.
The future of a legion is in Marcuss hands.
In A.D. 119 the Ninth Roman Legion marched north into the wilds of Britain beyond Agricolas Wall and disappeared without a trace. Fifteen years later, Marcus Flavius Aquila, the son of the units commander, embarks on a quest to recover the lost eagle standard of the Ninth, symbol of a legionsand his familyshonor.
About the Author
ROSEMARY SUTCLIFF is the author of 50 historical novels for children. The third book in the Roman Britain trilogy, The Lantern Bearers, won the Carnegie Medal in 1959, and Tristan and Iseult was a runner up in 1972. She also won the first Phoenix Award in 1985 for The Mark of the Horse Lord and the most recent in 2010 for The Shining Company. Rosemary Sutcliff received an OBE (Officer of the British Empire) for services to Children’s Literature in 1975 and in 1993, the year after her death, was promoted to CBE (Commander of the British Empire).
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