- Author: Rosemary Sutcliff
- Read Aloud Grade Range: 6 - Adult
- Read Alone Grade Range: 9 - Adult
- Binding: PB
- Pages: 264
It is A.D. 125. A young centurion ventures among the hostile tribes beyond the Roman Wall in the north of present-day England and Scotland in hopes that he might recover the eagle standard of the Ninth Legion -- men who had mysteriously disappeared under his father's command.
Great view of the Roman empire from an insider's perspective -- and from its center in Rome to the wild frontiers. Moves slowly in spots, but packs a wallop! Well-written.