The Eagle of the Ninth

The Eagle of the Ninth

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Set in the ancient world of Roman Britain, Marcus Flavius Aquila is determined to find the lost eagle standard of the Ninth Legion and restore the honor of men who had disappeared into the mists of Caledonia.
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Product details

  • 12-17
  • Hardback | 264 pages
  • 144.78 x 213.36 x 27.94mm | 498.95g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Reissue
  • black and white drawings
  • 0192710370
  • 9780192710376

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A fresh background this, and one that is its own reward in an unusual story of Britain under Roman suzerainty. The conflict with the native tribes was sporadic, and demanded the Roman Legions. Marcus Flavius Aquila, whose father had commanded the First Cohort of the Ninth Legion- lost, unexplained, somewhere in Britain, is on his first command when the story opens. By its close, he has won his honors in a hard cause,- wounded, permanently crippled, in one action, achieving the impossible in reclaiming the lost eagle of his father's command- and clearing up the mystery of its disappearance. He has learned too what it means to accept defeat - to put down roots in a new land- to find friendship and love. Maturely conceived, grounded in scholarship. (Kirkus Reviews)
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7,004 ratings
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4 41% (2,871)
3 23% (1,635)
2 5% (337)
1 2% (110)
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