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The Eagle Has Fallen [Kindle Edition]

Brian Young
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For nearly 2,000 years the secret of Rome’s missing Ninth Legion has been shrouded in mystery, its ultimate fate argued over by generations of historians. The loss of an entire Legion – numbering around 5000 men – has been spun variously from a catastrophic defeat to an almost supernatural “mass vanishing”.

“The Eagle Has Fallen” is an unravelling of that mystery. We reveal how the loss of the Ninth Legion was a truly catastrophic event: the devastating news was suppressed by Hadrian to safeguard his reign in a classic conspiracy cover up.

It was the first in a chain reaction of disasters which forced Rome to halt expansion and to create the largest frontier wall ever built in the Roman Empire. Written sources and new archaeology indicate where the Ninth met its end in the tribal lands of northern Britain.

Author Brian Young has spent some six years researching and writing about this incredible mystery.

Following on from two recent movies, “The Eagle” and “Centurion”, there is enormous fresh interest in the disappearance of the Ninth Legion. This is the story of Romes most mysterious vanished Legion.

The might of Rome was waning – the annihilation of the Ninth was the writing on the wall. This was the beginning of the end.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 574 KB
  • Print Length: 426 pages
  • Publisher: FirstFilm Production (29 July 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B008R25VRA
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (81 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #108,367 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
Format:Kindle Edition
Never having heard of the Ninth Legion or thought about the details of why Hadrian built his famous wall, and not being particularly into Roman history this is not a book I would have normally picked up. A chance encounter with the author, however, persuaded me to give it a go. The historical background is interesting and gave me a better insight into the events in Roman Britain that led to the wall, as well as to the succession of Hadrian as Emperor. Having just been to Rome for the first time gave it an extra interest. The story has several levels and interlinked plot lines and sometimes I found it difficult to keep them all straight. There are occasional moments of clunkiness in the writing but I have seen a lot worse from more experienced and famous writers. All in all it was a good read and in the build up to the end of the Ninth Legion the tension mounts even though the outcome is inevitable and already known. I recommend it for anyone with even a remote interest in the Romans in Britain and given their influence it is hard not to have at least some interest.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Eagle has fallen 16 Jan. 2013
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Having grown up intrigued by the mystery of the ninth legion I was keen to read a modern take on it and found this very readable and informative, especially with the appendix. At one stage it did feel rather like the Titanic! but that was unavoidable given the subject. The switch from Rome to Antioch to York was very effective and gave it a fast pace. It is a fiction read but I would definitely recommend it, especially to anyone who thinks they have all the answers!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A riveting read 27 Aug. 2013
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Unfortunately it did not take me long to finish this riveting read. Now I have to search for another page-turner which THE EAGLE HAS FALLEN proved to be. The author was able to easily juxtapose the atmosphere in northern Britain along with that of Antioch and Rome itself. This was done effortlessly and seamlessly. One could easily have become annoyed at the switching back and forth, but this was so easily done and as you read on it kept you gripped as to what would be on the next page.

I hope the author plans to use his literary skills and knowledge of history towards another book. The last time I read anything as good was Robert Harris' trilogy on Rome.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
By A. J. Sudworth VINE VOICE
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The Eagle of the Ninth is one of those stories that continues to fascinate - and this is a neat attempt to blend the story of the roman empire at the time and to link the actions of the Emperor Hadrian to what happened to the Ninth legion. The story is well done but not reaching the gut wrenching violence of Anthony Riches or Simon Scarrow. The politics of the empire are also well mixed into the story and the love interest is beyond the usual with both main characters developed well - especially her previous occupation...
So, overall a good story and the pesky Brits come across well so I do wonder if there is a series in the offing .. well worth reading
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Eagle Has Fallen 1 Mar. 2013
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After reading this book I would definitely say absolutely enthralling, I thoroughly enjoyed this book written by knowledgeable author who has certainly studied the Roman armies way of life, plenty of action battles and the inside way of life of aRoman legionaires toiling day and night for little recompense and marching onwards for ungrateful masters. I have come to the conclusion Hadrian was a right bad man as were so many who went before him. Overall I would recommend this book to anyone who likes Roman war. D Bowen.
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15 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic! 12 Sept. 2012
By GaryS
This is a great read! A real page turner and one that kept the bedside light burning well into the wee small hours! The depictions of the inner workings of Rome and its outposts together with the heroes and villains that unfold along the way draw you in to a long lost world and keeps you wondering, long after you've finished the book, is this what really happened to the ninth...?
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Eagle has Fallen 21 July 2013
I finished reading this excellent novel very recently. I was very pleasantly surprised by everything about this book and I remain somewhat confused why so little noise it has produced across the wider communications spectrum.

In short, the book covers the period from the death of the Emperor Trajan and the first couple of years of the reign of Hadrian. The narrative covers the expanse of the Roman Empire from Syria to Rome and onto the Northern Border of the Empire in Britain. The Author is to roundly commended for managing to make what could have been episodic and clunky run extremely smoothly, so smoothly in fact I very nearly forgot that the story had once again moved locations on a number of occasions.

I cannot but heartily recommend this book to anyone interested in the historical fiction, especially Roman Military. Anyone who enjoys the novels of Simon Scarrow will absolutely love this.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
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Above all this a page turning winner of a story. My reason for reading was the mystery element that the title provoked and I absolutely recommend the book to anyone who enjoys a fast paced storyline and to those who have an interest in Roman Britain. It will intrigue and encourage the search for further knowledge on the topic.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent
Published 3 months ago by mark parkin
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Published 4 months ago by Edward
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant guy, can't wait to finish the book!
Bumped into the author Brian in Edinburgh for the book festival today, really down to earth guy and gave me a brilliant history lesson on ancient Rome. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Gary
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Published 5 months ago by Gazza
3.0 out of 5 stars Not quite as enthralling as I had hoped
Having watched the movie some years ago, "The Eagle", I was keen to read this version of what may have happened to the missing Ninth. Read more
Published 5 months ago by NaCl2
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent
Short, sharp and fast paced. Read in 2 days. As good as the big gun authors. Well done Brian Young.
Published 7 months ago by jim
4.0 out of 5 stars The Eagle has fallen
Great story. Hope there is a follow up.
Must be quite close to the truth but who knows? Would make a good film.
Published 7 months ago by andypaton
4.0 out of 5 stars INTERESTING READ
Enjoyed reading this version, well researched and not too heavy going. Might put to rest what happened to the Ninth Legion. Good luck Brian for the future.
Published 8 months ago by Gas59
5.0 out of 5 stars Engaging, Enlightening & Entertaining
I have to admit that my first introduction to the Ninth Legion was through the movie "The Eagle" and after watching it I was intrigued by the historical records and... Read more
Published 10 months ago by L. Collins
5.0 out of 5 stars Very enjoyable read
Prior to reading this book I had never heard of the Ninth Legion, but after reading this book I was quite intrigued! Read more
Published 11 months ago by Brian
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