The Eagle of the Ninth Discussion Questions

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In the initial battle with Cradoc, Marcus throws himself on the lead chariot, risking almost certain death in order to give his men time to return to the garrison. In your opinion, is this action brave or foolhardy? Why?

Marcus feels friendly towards his hunting guide Cradoc, and he feels betrayed when the hunter joins the revolt. How does Marcus understand Cradoc better after his sojourn among the Celts?

Early in the novel, Marcus is disabled by a war wound and must abandon all his dreams of the future. How does he deal with this situation?

Why does Esca remain with Marcus after he is granted his freedom?

Why does Marcus want to recover the Eagle of the Ninth?

Esca, Marcus, Cub and Cottia are each searching for a place where they feel they belong. Are they successful?

What happened to the Lost Ninth Legion?

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