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   Eagle of the Ninth, The, by Rosemary Sutcliff  
 
  Novel, first publication in March 1954 , latest edition in March 2000
 
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      Set in Roman Britain this story is of a young Roman officer who sets out to discover the truth behind the mysterious disappearance of the Ninth Legion, who marched into the mists of Northern Britain and never returned. Marcus Aquila is determined to find out what happened to his father and the legion. His venture to find them is seen as a quest so hazardous, noone expects him to return.

     
     
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