The History of a Word 02/07/20
Eagle of the Ninth
Publisher: Oxford University Press
In AD 117AD, the Ninth Legion marched into the mists of northern Britain... and were never seen again. Four thousand men disappeared, and their eagle standard was lost - but how? In this engaging historical novel, Marcus Aquila, son of the legion's commander sets out to solve this strange mystery and clear his father's name. But his quest will take him deep into British territory in disguise, through territory so dangerous that no one expects he will return.
This captivating mystery is a highly-acclaimed classic of children's literature. Rosemary Sutcliff writes brilliantly about life in Roman Britain, bringing this fascinating period of history vividly to life for young readers.