Rosemary Sutcliff's 1954 novel The Eagle of the Ninth (made recently as The Eagle) and it's pretty enjoyable. I haven't seen the movie yet but that's in the plan. The book concerns the son of a Roman Centurion that disappeared with the Ninth Legion (Legio IX Hispana) in 117 CE in (what is now) Scotland. The novel takes place 10 years later, when the son, now a wounded and decommissioned Roman Centurion, seeks the mystery of the loss of the Legion and the fate of his father.
It's good so far and I'm amazed that I haven't heard of it before now. It's the start of a series of books by Sutcliff so there are more to read. Check it out.
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