First things first: I have a warm welcome to offer Autumn on this midnight of its equinox (or rather, the midnight after its equinox)…except that Autumn hasn’t yet shown up where I am. In fact, the last couple of days have felt like blazing midsummer. Which irks me, as Autumn is my favorite of theContinue reading “Library Booksale Raid #2”
Title: The Eagle of the Ninth Author: Rosemary Sutcliff Series: No, though it forms a thematic trilogy with The Silver Branch and The Lantern Bearers. Published: 1954 Pages: 255 Spoiler-free Synopsis: Around A.D. 117, the Ninth Legion marched north of Agricola’s Wall to deal with an uprising of Scottish tribesmen and was never seen again.Continue reading “Book Review: “The Eagle of the Ninth” by Rosemary Sutcliff”
The Eagle should appeal to movie-lovers who are frustrated with the way modern action movies prefer to ignore story and character in favor of rushing from bloody killing to bloody killing. It’s an exciting adventure that really does care about the characters and their relationship.
The young Roman Centurion Marcus is allowed to try out the team of black horses belonging to Cradoc, a British tribesman and charioteer: “[Marcus] took the team through every trick and test that their master ordered, until the moment came for a final burst of speed, and they were sweeping at full gallop round theContinue reading “Rosemary Sutcliff Describes the Thrill of Chariot-Racing”
Reviews I am currently writing: Books Taliesin by Stephen R. Lawhead Movies The Eagle (2011) (IMDb) TV Shows Doctor Who Series 1 (2005) Webcomics Lackadaisy Cats (found here) Also, I have started rereading The Dragonheroes by Blake Garrett Anderson and The Eagle of the Ninth by Rosemary Sutcliff (on which The Eagle movie is based)Continue reading “What’s coming up (2-16-2011)”