The Eagle of the Ninth is one of the most celebrated children's books of the twentieth century and is now the subject of a major film. This new edition, with its movie tie-in cover, is being published to coincide with the film's release.
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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 ...Marcus has to find out what happened to his father, who led the legion. So he sets out into the unknown, on a quest so dangerous that nobody expects him to return. This gripping epic set against the backdrop of Roman Britain has been a firm favourite with children and adults alike for over fifty years and is now the subject of a major film. This edition, with its movie tie-in cover, is being published to coincide with the film's UK release.
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'Decades later, I can still hear echoes of The Eagle of the Ninth in my head: the chink of mail, the tired beat of the legionaries' feet.' The Independent 'What a splendid story it is, compulsive reading!' Junior Bookshelf