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An epic story of Roman Britain by one of the most renowned writers of historical fiction for children

Rosemary Sutcliff

Suitable for:  Age 9+ years

Price:  £7.99

ISBN: 978-0-19-275557-5
Publication date: 03/07/2008
Paperback: 320 pages
Dimensions: 198x129mm

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Sole survivor of a shipwreck as a baby, Beric is an outsider from the start. The village druid warns that he is cursed by the sea, and when death comes to the tribe, the fingers of blame point only in one direction.
Cast out by the warriors, Beric must survive in the harsh roman world by himself, with death, danger and enemies always nearby . . .

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  • [For The Eagle of the Ninth]: '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
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