The Eagle of the Ninth: The Roman Britain Trilogy, Book 1 (paperback) Rosemary Sutcliff
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The Eagle of the Ninth: The Roman Britain Trilogy, Book 1 (paperback) Rosemary Sutcliff

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In the second century AD, the Ninth Legion marched into northern Britain to suppress a rebellion of the Caledonian tribes and was never heard from again. The young Roman officer Marcus Aquila sets off on a perilous journey to find out what happened to the legion in which his father served, and--if possible--to salvage its eagle and its honor. Accompanying him is Esca, his freed slave, with whom he gradually develops a deep and remarkable friendship that crosses the boundaries of conquest and colonialism. An unforgettable story of adventure, humanity, and the mysteries of the past.

 

February 2022