The Eagle of the Ninth Collection Boxed Set by Rosemary Sutcliff


The Eagle of the Ninth Collection Boxed Set by Rosemary Sutcliff

The Ninth Legion marched into the mists of northern Britain...and they were never seen again. Four thousand men disappeared and their eagle standard was lost. It's a mystery that's never been solved, until now...So begins the story of The Eagle of the Ninth, set against a backdrop of Roman Britain and featuring a young soldier, Marcus Aquila, who sets off into the unknown north to find out what happened to the lost legion. Following on from this are The Silver Branch in which two young soldiers uncover a plot to overthrow the Emperor, and the Carnegie Medal-winning, The Lantern Bearers which is set at a time when the Romans are leaving the shores of Britain and tells of Aquila and his quest for revenge. This beautiful boxed set of these three classic stories is the perfect gift for readers young and old.


'This novel can be so many things to so many readers - an adventure story, a piece of historica fiction based on true results, a love story, and a novel about friendship. I found I had sympathy both with Marcus and with his enemies as they are all so convincingly described! Great for all teens wanting a tense, easy-to-read thriller!'

About the Author

Rosemary Sutcliff

Rosemary Sutcliff was born in Surrey, the daughter of a naval officer. At the age of two she contracted the progressively wasting Still's disease, and hence spent most of her life in a wheelchair. Although an avid reader, Rosemary made little progress with formal studies.

Many of her books are set in Roman Britain, a period which particularly interested her. The second in The Eagle of the Ninth trilogy, The Lantern Bearers, was awarded the 1959 Carnegie Medal.

In her lifetime, Rosemary Sutcliff was awarded the OBE and the CBE. Sadly, she died in 1992 at the age of 72.

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Contains 3 Paperbacks
896 pages


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Publication date

4th October 2012



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