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    The Eagle of the Ninth Collection Boxed Set (Paperback) By (author) Rosemary Sutcliff


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    DescriptionThe Ninth Legion marched into the mists of northern Britain ...and they were never seen again. Four thousand men disappeared and their eagle standard was lost. It's a mystery that's never been solved, until now ...So begins the story of The Eagle of the Ninth, set against a backdrop of Roman Britain and featuring a young soldier, Marcus Aquila, who sets off into the unknown north to find out what happened to the lost legion. Following on from this are The Silver Branch in which two young soldiers uncover a plot to overthrow the Emperor, and the Carnegie Medal-winning, The Lantern Bearers which is set at a time when the Romans are leaving the shores of Britain and tells of Aquila and his quest for revenge. This beautiful boxed set of these three classic stories is the perfect gift for readers young and old.

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  • Very informative!4

    Janice Margaret Warne I bought this boxed set for my grandchildren for Christmas, and decided to read it before them. The fascinating story of a 'lost' legion of Roman soldiers(The Eagle of the 9th) marching beyond Hadrian's Wall,during the 400 years of Roman occupation of Britain is well written. An insight into the discipline and order that the Romans brought to Britain, during their occupation, roads, law and order, the 'style' of the houses, clothing, etc, which helped to form the new people left behind by the eventual abandonment of Rome. The three books (over long time periods)'The Silver Branch' and 'The Lantern Bearers', give a depiction of the difficulties faced by the people of Britain, after the Romans have left, and the power struggles between the invading Saxons, the emerging new Britains, and the Scots tribes.
    I would think that the older child would find these books interesting, perhaps 12 and beyond? by Janice Margaret Warne

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