Mark of the Thief (Mark of the Thief Series #1)

Mark of the Thief (Mark of the Thief Series #1)

by Jennifer A. Nielsen


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Mark of the Thief (Mark of the Thief Series #1) by Jennifer A. Nielsen

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780545788557
Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date: 02/24/2015
Series: Mark of the Thief Series , #1
Sales rank: 1,142,317
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 5.90(h) x 1.20(d)
Age Range: 10 - 14 Years

About the Author

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 Underworld Chronicles, a humorous middle-grade fantasy series. Jennifer lives in northern Utah with her husband, their three children, and a perpetually muddy dog.

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Mark of the Thief 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 17 reviews.
Erin-likes-cereal More than 1 year ago
I have read other books by this author, and honestly she does it again! I was addicted to this book the second I started reading and couldn't put it down. When I did have to I kept wondering "What is going to happen to Nic next?". Although there can be times when the plot can be predictable,  it makes up for that in plot twists. Honestly if you like fantasy, adventure, action, or really anything you will love this book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
After reading the preview, I'm happy that this book seems like it'll be as amazing and enthralling as the false prince trilogy, but I'm a little worried that Nic is going to be too much like Jaron and that there won't be a difference in the voice. I've only read about five pages but that's unfortunately what I'm getting out of it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book sounds exciting! I cant wait till it comes out! I hope its like te false prince trilogy, i loved those books!!! Ihave a good feeling that nic and jaron are going to be a lot alike And I HOPE im right!!! #thisisgoingtobeawesome
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was the best book ever!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I hate romans
dsubsits More than 1 year ago
Jennifer A. Nielsen’s Mark of the Thief is an excellent start to the series. This historical fiction/fantasy novel takes place during the Roman Empire three hundred years after Julius Caesar’s death. Mine slave, Nicolas Calva, discovers the Bulla of Julius Caesar in a sealed cavern. The amulet gives him magical abilities allowing him to talk to animals and added strength. All he wants is his freedom, but he finds himself trying to stop a plot to destroy Rome. I loved this story that is suitable for young adults. Jennifer A. Nielsen does a fantastic job with the historical aspect and plot of this novel. I like Nic. He is hard working, brave, and devoted to his sister Livia. I enjoyed his relationship with Caela, the Griffin. I loved Nic’s appreciation for food, and all the things that a free person would take for granted. Nic undergoes a lot in this story. He has no idea who he can trust. Radulf is a worthy opponent. The Roman General will do anything in his power to crush the empire. I found his connection to Nic interesting. Mark of the Thief is a great new historical fiction/fantasy. This book kept me mesmerized and was hard to put down. I would love to see this book turned into a movie. Complimentary copy provided in exchange for an honest review.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love her work, it's just so facinating.
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This seems cool beans
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
this book is one of my favorites she has another series out for everyone who likes this book i really liked it and it is a trilogy so it doesnt go on and on and on and sticks to its subject
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This a very good book about slave Nic and the crazy advwnture he gos on i cant wait for the next book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Awsome book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love her writing so much! I went to her book signing/ presentation amd se read us the first part before anybody else her family or anyone back in June. and i'm so excited! Thpugh i thonk I didn creep er out a little with my enthusiasm over he work. Fantastic I can't wait!
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I love the book and i am the first to make a comment!!!!!!!
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