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User Review  - quondame - LibraryThing

Well enough for a mid-20th century book for boys and those interested in Roman Britain. A young man's quest north of Hadrian's wall with his slave turned companion. The close relationship between ex ... Read full review

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User Review  - foggidawn - LibraryThing

Young centurion Marcus Flavius Aquila's father disappeared with the doomed Ninth Legion in northern Britain. When Marcus takes a post in Britain, he hopes to hear or discover something of the lost ... Read full review

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User Review  - AltheaAnn - LibraryThing

A classic (1950s) historical novel about a young Roman man who, with a slave who becomes his friend, travels beyond Hadrian's Wall into the wilds of Britain, searching for the emblem (and the fate) of ... Read full review

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User Review  - john257hopper - LibraryThing

This is a well known novel of Roman Britain, with which I have been broadly familiar since seeing a TV adaptation in the 1970s, though I had not read it before. It concerns the efforts of an invalided ... Read full review

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User Review  - the4otts - LibraryThing

This is an excellent book about Marcus, a Roman Centurion and his experiences as an officer in the Roman military who struggles with the legacy of the 9th Legion - a Legion that has been both ... Read full review

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User Review  - AbigailAdams26 - LibraryThing

An immensely engaging work of historical fiction, Rosemary Sutcliff's The Eagle of the Ninth, first published in 1954, sets out to answer two unresolved questions from history: what happened to the ... Read full review

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User Review  - adpaton - LibraryThing

My copy of this book dates back to 1970 - but it was brand new when I was given it, just never read. Only when reading the introduction to M.C.Scott's Eagle of the Twelfth [in which he acknowledges ... Read full review

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User Review  - majkia - LibraryThing

A tale of adventure in ancient Britain. A young centurion arrives to take his first post at a small Roman fort in Britain. During an uprising he's badly injured. As he's trying to regain his health he ... Read full review

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User Review  - Michael_Rose - LibraryThing

I read this my freshman year of high school, I think. I totally would have kept the standard as a trophy, especially after all that effort. Read full review

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User Review  - SChant - LibraryThing

Re-read - just as thrilling as when I was a kid. Read full review


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