Mark of the Thief by Jennifer A NielsenMark of the Thief by Jennifer A Nielsen

Mark of the Thief

byJennifer A Nielsen

Paperback | December 29, 2015

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Jennifer A. Nielsen's electrifying tale of greed and power, magic and destiny, and one boy's courage at the heart of it all.

When Nic, a slave in the mines outside of Rome, is forced to enter a sealed cavern containing the lost treasures of Julius Caesar, he finds much more than gold and gemstones: He discovers an ancient bulla, an amulet that belonged to the great Caesar and is filled with a magic once reserved for the Gods - magic some Romans would kill for.

Now, with the deadly power of the bulla pulsing through his veins, Nic is determined to become free. But instead, he finds himself at the center of a ruthless conspiracy to overthrow the emperor and spark the Praetor War, a battle to destroy Rome from within. Traitors and spies lurk at every turn, each more desperate than the next to use Nic's newfound powers for their own dark purposes.

In a quest to stop the rebellion, save Rome, and secure his own freedom, Nic must harness the magic within himself and defeat the empire's most powerful and savage leaders.

Jennifer A. Nielsen is the acclaimed author of the New York Times and USA Today bestselling Ascendance Trilogy: The False Prince, The Runaway King, and The Shadow Throne. She has also written the historical thriller A Night Divided, as well as Book Six of the Infinity Ring series, Behind Enemy Lines. Jennifer lives in northern Utah wit...
Title:Mark of the ThiefFormat:PaperbackDimensions:352 pages, 7.57 × 5.27 × 0.86 inPublished:December 29, 2015Publisher:SCHOLASTIC INCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0545561558

ISBN - 13:9780545561556

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Date published: 2018-01-26
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Ok Not as good as the False Prince books, but okay. It is about Rome and the first book is ok. I will see what the second book is about.
Date published: 2017-10-24
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not as good as the Ascendance trilogy I read this and I was very disappointed, right away I knew it wasn't going to be as good as the ascendance trilogy. So if you want a book as good as The False Prince this is not the book.
Date published: 2017-08-16

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Praise for Mark of the Thief

*" The fast-paced, ingenious plot, charismatic hero and highly diverse cast of characters . . . make this series opener a captivating joy ride."

-Kirkus Reviews, starred review

"Vivid . . . [with] page-turning twists." -Publishers Weekly