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Some time around AD 117-119, the Ninth Legion marched northwards into the wilds of Britain beyond Agricola's wall, to deal with a rising among the Caledonian tribes, and disappeared without trace. Then, during the excavations at Silchester nearly 1800 years later, a wingless Roman eagle was unearthed. From these two mysteries, Rosemary Sutcliffe weaves the story of Marcus Flavius Aquila, the son of the Commander of the Ninth Legion who embarks on a quest to recover the lost eagle standard of the Ninth, the symbol of the Legion's and his family's honour.

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  • Reading Age: 13+
  • Reading Aloud Age: I read this to my children ages 8 and 12 and both of them enjoyed it, and I was surprised how much the 8-yo got out of it.

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Rosemary Sutcliff's other works of historical fiction: To see a list of Rosemary Sutcliff's Works go to her page.

Mary Ray's series on the Romans: Beyond the Desert Gate, The Ides of April

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