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User Review  - drmaf - LibraryThing

Great to read this classic again after many years. The story of Marcus Aquila and his quest to resurrect the lost 9th Legion Hispana is beautifully written, thoughtful and sympathetic, with honest ... Read full review

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User Review  - overthemoon - LibraryThing

I was about 12 when we did Roman Britain in history, and I didn't pay it much attention (we had a very boring teacher for Ancient Greece and Rome). Afterwards I never gave much thought to that period ... Read full review

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User Review  - DauntlessGirl - LibraryThing

I first read The Eagle of the Ninth when I was about 10, and it still gripped when I re-read it around 30 years later! Former centurion Marcus' journey into the wild country beyond Hadrian's Wall ... Read full review

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User Review  - antiquary - LibraryThing

One of my favorite books when I was young, about how the son of a member of the Ninth Hispana legion, which vanished in northern Britain, retrieved its lost eagle. I have read more recent research ... Read full review

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User Review  - Sullywriter - LibraryThing

I read this novel a long time ago and I wanted to read it again before I see the forthcoming film. Sutcliff is the author of some of the most brilliant writers of historical fiction I have ever read. she has an extraordinary talent for bringing the past vividly to life. Read full review

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User Review  - Eurekas - LibraryThing

This book is well researched and believable. It has an excellent plot and is tightly and poetically written. I intend to read the rest in the series. If you are interested in or studying Roman history ... Read full review

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User Review  - polarbear123 - LibraryThing

Teenage fiction does not get a lot better than this. Move over Harry Potter- spmething that you can actually ge your teeth into! I have a weird feeling that for a vast majority of the UK teenage ... Read full review

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User Review  - simongotts - LibraryThing

The best known of a trilogy about the Roman occupation of Britain. Well-researched, but the expert knowledge is used deftly and lightly worn. What emerges is a real feeling for the times and the people, giving a sharp and memorable sense of what it was like to live in Roman Britain. Read full review

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User Review  - atimco - LibraryThing

In AD 117, Rome's Ninth Legion stationed in Britain marched off into the mists beyond Hadrian's Wall and was never heard of again. Centuries later, a battered bronze Eagle, the standard and symbol of ... Read full review

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my 7th grade class is reading this and I love it! At first it is a bit hard to understand, but now it is all clear, and I have to say, is one of the best books I've ever read. Great book!


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