The Eagle of the Ninth was written by Rosemary Sutcliff and published in 1954. It is a books about Great Britain during the period of Roman rule.
This book was assigned to me to read for school and honestly, I didn’t enjoy it. While the pacing picked up towards the end of the book, I found it difficult to push through the first few chapters. The story moved slowly and personally, I didn’t think it was too great of a plot. That isn’t to say the whole book was bad, though. I can honestly say that I enjoyed the last three chapters of this book. I felt like there was a lot more action in the chapters and the plot line took a turn for the better. So, in conclusion, I don’t think that this is the worst book you can be assigned, but I wouldn’t pick this book up on my own.