The eagle of the ninth essay

'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 )

In 140 AD, twenty years after the unexplained disappearance of the entire Ninth Legion in the mountains of Scotland, young centurion Marcus Aquila (Tatum) arrives from Rome to solve the mystery and restore the reputation of his father, the commander of the Ninth. Accompanied only by his British slave Esca (Bell), Marcus sets out across Hadrian's Wall into the uncharted highlands of Caledonia - to confront its savage tribes, make peace with his father's memory, and retrieve the lost legion's golden emblem, the Eagle of the Ninth. Written by Focus Features

The eagle of the ninth essay

the eagle of the ninth essay


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