First published in 1954, a story which follows the exploits of a Roman boy, Marcus Aquila, who sets out to discover what happened to his father and the Ninth Legion when they marched into northern Britain.
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'Decades later, I can still hear echoes of The Eagle of the Ninth in my head : the chink of mail, the tired beat of the legionaries' feet.' ( The Independent)
'These tales of Roman Britain have yet to be surpassed for their non-patronising prose and adult dangers. Sutcliff makes Classics and archaeology uniquely thrilling for children.' ( Amanda Craig, The Times)
'A beautifully written and exciting tale of a young man's mission to save the reputation of his dead father' ( Simon Scarrow, Big Issue)
Great stuff that should not be forgotten! ( amie Thomson, Big Issue in Scotland)
Can Marcus solve the mystery of the missing Ninth Legion?
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Book Description Puffin, 1977. Mass Market Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110140308903