For award-winning, internationally-acclaimed author Rosemary Sutcliff (1920-92). By Anthony Lawton: godson, cousin & literary executor. Rosemary Sutcliff wrote historical fiction, children's literature and books, films, TV & radio, including The Eagle of the Ninth, Sword at Sunset, Song for a Dark Queen, The Mark of the Horse Lord, The Silver Branch, The Lantern Bearers, Dawn Wind, Blue Remembered Hills.
This set me wondering how other readers and followers here, as well as on Twitter and Facebook, would review The Eagle of the Ninth in just three words.Twelve responses so far…more in the comments below would be very welcome please!
4 thoughts on “12 reviews in three words of Rosemary Sutcliff’s Roman historical novel The Eagle of the Ninth | #3wordreview”
‘Ancient imagery imagined’…
I owe much to Ms. Sutcliff and her brilliant life’s work. She has made me what I am today…an ‘archaeologist’ into the times of the Ancients and their lives. Her fabulous book on the ‘lost’ legion transfixed me as a child as I read my way through her misty histories of lost time. Her words were like a web winding their way around me and ensnaring me forever in their ancient world. I have never looked back.
Ms. Sutcliff I believe was a genius knowing how the written word can give entrance into long lost eras which could only be invoked through imagination and relentless research. Her skill and insight in bringing that eight to life is exceptional.
I thank her for instilling in me the reverence for the past tnrough her writing as well as the love of books and reading. And I think she also turned me into an rabid Anglophile!…;-)…and on the hunt for more of her great books!
Thanks for this.
Resigned. Restored. Reborn.