Sole survivor of a shipwreck as a baby, Beric is an outsider from the start. the village druid warns that he is cursed by the sea, and when death come to the tribe, the fingers of blame point in only one direction. Cast out by the warriors, Beric is left alone without friends or family. With no home and little money, he must survive in the harsh Roman world by himself, with death, danger, and enemies always around the corner... This classic novel is now reissued in a smaller mass-market paperback format.
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[For The Eagle of the Ninth]: '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)
What a splendid story it is, compulsive reading! ( Junior Bookshelf)
An epic story of Roman Britain by one of the most renowned writers of historical fiction for children
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Book Description Oxford University Press, 1999. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 192750402