Reader Reviewed Codename Eagle by Robert Rigby

The Lovereading4Kids comment

Diving straight into action, Codename Eagle focuses on the French Resistance in the unoccupied South West of France in 1941. Following on from The Eagle Trail, seventeen year old Paul Hansen finds himself once more, smack in the middle of difficult decisions and surrounded by the very real possibility of injury or death. The friendship, trust and solidarity displayed in particular by the teenagers in this novel, highlights how war affects everything, including childhood. Robert Rigby beautifully balances excitement, action and intrigue with intelligent observations, historical facts and the harsh reality of a life spent resisting the enemy. The short sharp sentences and matter of fact revelations ratchet up the tension and creates a feeling of fear for what may come. Captivating and fast paced this is a very worthwhile read. While there are several skirmishes and battles of a violent nature, this may be suitable for younger teenagers. ~ Liz Robinson

Reader Reviews

Our Lovereading4kids reviewers were lucky enough to be invited to review The Eagle Trail by Robert Rigby, you can read their comments below or click here to read the full review.

  • Raj Bunet, age 12 - 'This book is filled with action every page you turn and I couldn't put it down.'
  • Belinda Brooke - 'The story is gripping from start to finish with a real crescendo in the action at the end.'
  • Rose Heathcote, age 14 - 'Overall I enjoyed this book, it lacked pace at times which made it difficult to stick with, however I am glad I did because it finished with an exciting twist.'
  • Erin Monaf, age 11 - 'The book was truly amazing and unforgettable and had plot twists. I would recommend this to anyone who is a sucker for an amazing book.'
  • James Smith - 'A very Interesting story, action packed and exhilarating.'


Codename Eagle by Robert Rigby

After his failed escape to England across the Pyrenees, Paul Hansen is living, once again, in France. While the Germans blitz London and other major cities, Paul is getting more and more restless. Though he's part of the resistance movement, the past six months have been quiet. Then one night, like phantoms, they arrive by parachute: six men from the German Brandenburg Regiment, a special force of elite soldiers. Do they have information about Paul's father, who was mysteriously shot in London? Is Paul their target now?


Praise for The Eagle Trail

Action packed - a gripping read! Andy McNab

About the Author

Robert Rigby

Robert Rigby is co-author of the hugely successful Boy Soldier series, written with Andy McNab. His other fiction incudes the novels of the Goal! movies and a stand-alone novel in the series - Goal: Glory Days. He is the author of the four official London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic novels for children. Robert also writes for the theatre, television and radio, and is a prolific songwriter. He lives in Oxford.

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288 pages
Interest Age: From 9


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Walker Books Ltd

Publication date

6th August 2015




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