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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  - 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  - 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  - 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  - 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  - garethmottram - LibraryThing

"Excellent feelings of being on part of a mighty empire but cut off from help. The terror of travelling ever deeper into enemy lands really grips you and you cling to the shelter and few allies found." 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  - Chris_El - LibraryThing

I own this edition but the last time I read this was back in the 90s IIRC. The trilogy that this is part of is a good read. The Lantern Bearers being my favorite of the three. Read full review

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User Review  - devafagan - LibraryThing

Interesting to compare to movie version. Events the same, but themes and character motivations seem quite different. I prefer the book! Beautiful prose, though it took a bit more concentration to read. 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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