The Eagle of the Ninth Chronicles #2020

The Eagle of the Ninth Chronicles Rosemary Sutcliff The Eagle of the Ninth Chronicles 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 unti

  • Title: The Eagle of the Ninth Chronicles
  • Author: Rosemary Sutcliff
  • ISBN: 9780192789983
  • Page: 395
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Eagle of the Ninth Chronicles 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 unknownThe 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 Lantern Bearers which is set at a time when the Romans are leaving the shores of Britain and tells of Aquila who, having served in the Roman army, is now returning home to his farm but when he gets there everything he knows and loves has been destroyed and so he sets out to seek revenge To have three such exciting stories in one volume is a treat for fans old and new.
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    1. A mainstay of my childhood view spoiler along with Henry Treece, Vikings and Romans made up a huge proportion of my childhood reading view spoiler on reflection it is surprising that I am as mild mannered as I am, why, its been months since I last pillaged a monastery hide spoiler hide spoiler this large hardback with red covers contains The Eagle of the Ninth, The Silver Branch and The Lantern Bearers, its end papers decorated with a map of Roman Britain featuring the Latin names of cities Its [...]

    2. This was one of my favourite books as a teenager Re reading it in my mid thirties, I still think it is brilliant.The three books cover a big chunk of British history, from the early Roman age to after they had left There is a family and military link through the books, so there is a feeling of continuity, even though 200 years may have passed between stories.There is a clever balance of giving the whole picture of what is going on in the country, while telling it from the perspective of individu [...]

    3. I really enjoyed this trilogy of stories The Eagle of the Ninth, The Silver Branch and The Lantern Bearers I m sure I read the first book back when I was much younger and reading up on Rosemary Sutcliff, the books are described as Young Adult However, the ideas she presents, the stories she tells, are interesting for any age I particularly liked the themes of friendship, duty, family Especially in the last book, The Lantern Bearers, they touched a chord with me The stories are set over a period [...]

    4. 4.5The Eagle of the Ninth 4.4 5This is the story that started it all After being severely wounded at his post on Hadrian s Wall guarding the Roman lands from the Painted People of the north, Centurion Marcus heads south to stay indefinitely at his uncle s house There, he crosses paths with the young slave, Esca, at the arena saving the fighting man s life Roman and Briton become good friends even before they risk their lives on the quest they take up, the quest to cross the wall and find the los [...]

    5. Have just finished the third of these and oh my goodness I was on the verge of tears the whole way through.About three non adjacent generations of the Roman British family Aquila at different times during the decline and fall of Roman Britain In common between the books are an ancestral dolphin ring, a family farm, and a deep friendship between the Aquila protagonist and one or of his allies, with whom he goes into battle against some enemy unconquered native British tribes, Saxon raiders, or t [...]

    6. I read this series years ago and remembered enjoying it but absolutely nothing else about it Wonderful historical fiction.

    7. I can hardly believe Rosemary Sutcliff is a new author to me her books seem to have featured in so many teenage reading lives, and her stories are exactly the kind of thing I would have fallen on greedily why I only discovered her name in a tourist gift shop by Hadrian s Wall last summer, is a mystery to me Her style of writing is unique, and once you get used to it, it has a gentle flow to it, a rhythm that is pleasing just in itself but the stories are beautifully put together and the characte [...]

    8. This book contains three very loosely linked stories The 3 rating is a composite I d rate The Eagle of the Ninth as 2 The Silver Branch as 3 The Lantern Bearers as 4 It wasn t until the third story that I was captivated by Rosemary Sutcliff s skill with character and setting Through all three stories, her love of the British landscape is evident, but it was with her third that I thought she achieved character strength Aquila is not just a man to move a story, but one the story changes.I am not e [...]

    9. I ve sometimes been disappointed by re reading books from my youth This did not disappoint at all All three of Rosemary Sutcliff s Eagle books are in this volume The Eagle of the Ninth tells the story of the Eagle s loss and how it was found again, The Silver Branch describes the fading of Rome s control in England and The Lantern Bearers gives us the Roman origin story for King Arthur The dolphin seal ring and the battered eagle of the Ninth Legion Hispana travel through the passing generations [...]

    10. I read all of Rosemary Sutcliff that was published while I was a teenager, and these chronicles in particular were a great influence This was the equivalent of todays fantasy genre for that upcoming generation I found this great quote on her page, a wonderful reminder to writers of stories I do not think that you can be changing the end of a song or a story like that, as though it were quite separate from the rest I think the end of a story is part of it from the beginning Rosemary SutcliffI loo [...]

    11. I read the first of the three stories, Eagle of the Ninth when I was in grade ten many years ago I happened to see this version on the Library shelves and decided to read it Sutcliff is a great story teller and she has the ability to draw you into her novels While these books were intended for young readers, adults should find them just as enjoyable.

    12. The german edition of The eagle of the ninth this was my most favourite book when I was 11 13 years old I don t know how often I ve read it Reading it again and the first time in english after 35 years was amazing and entertaining like meeting an old friend the silver branch and lantern bearers are not as good as the first book but a good read anyway.

    13. I bought this for Luca I started reading it to him and am really enjoying it Very well written Complex sentence structure Too complicated for a 9 year old to read on his own but super interesting to read together.

    14. A wonderful YA series for those who enjoy historical novels as well as those that love adventures and coming of age stories Beautiful prose, great plots, well formed characters.

    15. Fascinating books of early Britain under Roman rule Threads of characters in each one that connect with others, but subtly Intriguing reads.

    16. Slightly reminiscent of Tolkien s Lord of the Rings and C.S Lewis s Chronicles of Narnia with a dash of T.H White s The Once and Future King.

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