Rise of the Wolf (Mark of the Thief Series #2)

Rise of the Wolf (Mark of the Thief Series #2)

by Jennifer A. Nielsen


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Nic may have escaped enslavement in the mines outside of Rome, but his troubles are far from over. The Praetor War -- the battle to destroy Rome from within -- is in full force, and Nic is caught in the crossfire. The secretive Praetors are determined to unlock a powerful amulet -- one sure to bring the empire to its knees. Worse, the Praetors believe Nic holds the key to finding this amulet, and they will stop at nothing to steal it, even if that means harming the people Nic holds most dear.

When the Praetors capture Nic's mother, Nic knows he must do anything to save her. He challenges the Praetors to a chariot race. If he wins, they will release his mother. But if he loses, he must hand over a magic that will certainly bring about the end of Rome as well as his own life. Can Nic once again harness his magic and gather the strength to defeat his enemies? Or will he lose his mother and bear witness to Rome's destruction?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780545562041
Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date: 01/26/2016
Series: Mark of the Thief Series , #2
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 256,944
Product dimensions: 5.60(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.30(d)
Lexile: 760L (what's this?)
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 historical thriller A Night Divided, as well as Book Six of the Infinity Ring series, Behind Enemy Lines. Jennifer lives in northern Utah with her husband, their three children, and a perpetually muddy dog.

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Rise of the Wolf (Mark of the Thief, Book 2) 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am sooo wanting to read more!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This series is a page turner!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really hope I can get the book...????? by-???
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book os a fantastic sequel to Nielsen's previous book, Mark of tufted Thief. Nic is looking for ways to save his family and help others. This book is another big hit that cannot be put down. I recommend this book for ages 9+. A hilarious hit, this book is amazing!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have read all her books and they are all great. This one mixes popular roman myths with historical truths. A great book for all ages
dsubsits More than 1 year ago
Jennifer A. Nielsen’s Rise of the Wolf is another amazing book in the Mark of the Thief Series. The story takes place two months after book one, Mark of the Thief. This historical fiction/fantasy novel takes place during the Roman Empire three hundred years after Julius Caesar’s death. The story is suitable for young adults. Rise of the Wolf starts out with Nicolas Calva learning how to race chariots and living with his grandfather, Radulf, and sister, Livia. Nic has a new group of adversaries, the Preators, the judges and governors of Rome. They are headed by Decimas Brutus, a descendant of Marcus Brutus. The Preators are a dangerous group that can stop magic with a touch. They worship the goddess Diana and want to destroy Rome. To do this, they want to use Nic by having him retrieve the Malice of Mars, a powerful amulet that gives the owner victory in battle. Nic is a great character. He is strong, courageous, clever, and noble. Being a former slave, his ultimate goal is to have freedom. He has grown tremendously throughout this series. I felt he was much wiser than his older grandfather. I also like Aurelia. She has become a good friend to Nic. She is loyal and brave. She cares for the greater good. I loved the introduction of Callistus the unicorn that Radulf gives to Nic. I also respected that Nic feels that the unicorn should be free. My favorite quote in the novel was from the vestalis, “Victory comes in protecting those you love, not destroying those you hate,” very wise words. Jennifer A. Nielsen does a fantastic job with her descriptions in this story. I was especially impressed with how she explains the feel of the different types of magic. I loved the plot. It was well executed and thrilling. There was a great use of foreshadowing. There were unexpected plot twists. Nothing ever seemed to go as planned for Nic because his friends or family seemed to always unintentionally mess up his strategies. The ending was intense leaving me anticipating the next book. I think people that enjoy Rick Riordan’s Percy Jackson and the Olympians, and The Heroes of Olympus Series would enjoy the Mark of the Thief Series. I am very certain my thirteen-year-old son, and his friends would love this book and suggested they read it. The Mark of the Thief Series would make an excellent movie. Complimentary copy provided in exchange for an honest review.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It says it should avalible on the 26th but its the 27th and i cant get it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago