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Mark of the Thief

Mark of the Thief #1

By Jennifer A. Nielsen

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Format: Paperback, 352 pages
Published In: USA, 01 December 2015

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Gr 6–9—A fantastical alternate history set in ancient Rome. Nicolas Calva and his sister are slaves in the mines outside of Rome. When Nic is forced to retrieve treasure from Julius Caesar's cave, he assumes he is going to his death. But inside the cave he finds a bulla, a magical amulet thought to have given Caesar great power, and takes it for himself. Suddenly, Nic is the most wanted fugitive in Rome. The emperor and a powerful general are after the amulet and they will kill Nic to get it. His only help is Aurelia, a plebian girl who is searching for her own family. With no one to trust and nowhere to hide, the protagonist must decide how he is going to save his sister and get out with his life. He doesn't want the bulla or the responsibility of the magic it contains, but if the magical object gets into the wrong hands, Rome will be at war and Nic will be at the centre of it all. Fans of Nielsen's "Ascendance" trilogy (Scholastic) will be clamouring for this new series. This genre mash-up of history, fantasy, and action/adventure is fast-paced and explores themes such as class struggles, familial ties, and the immorality of slavery. Readers will have lots to digest as they quickly flip through the pages to see how Nic will escape his enemies to become a free man.—Kimberly Garnick Giarratano, Rockaway Township Public Library, NJ --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

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 also wrote the Mark of the Thief trilogy: Mark of the Thief, Rise of the Wolf, and Wrath of the Storm; the standalone fantasy The Scourge; the historical thriller A Night Divided; and 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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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 Praise for the Ascendance Trilogy A New York Times Notable Children's BookA USA Today Best Book of the YearA Chicago Public Library "Best of the Best" Children's BookA Cybils Award Winner "A page-turner." -- The New York Times Book Review"Sage proves to be a compelling character whose sharp mind and shrewd self-possession will make readers eager to follow him into a sequel." -- Wall Street Journal"A swashbuckling origin story . . . chock-full of alluring details for adventure-loving boys." -- Los Angeles Times"An impressive, promising story." -- Publishers Weekly, starred review"A fast-paced and thrilling read with twists and turns that never let up." -- School Library Journal"Gripping." -- Kirkus Reviews"Should appeal to fans of . . . Suzanne Collins. . . . A sure-fire mix of adventure, mystery, and suspense." -- The Horn Book 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" Praise for the Ascendance Trilogy A "New York Times" Notable Children's BookA "USA Today" Best Book of the YearA Chicago Public Library "Best of the Best" Children's BookA Cybils Award Winner "A page-turner." -- "The New York Times Book Review""Sage proves to be a compelling character whose sharp mind and shrewd self-possession will make readers eager to follow him into a sequel." -- "Wall Street Journal""A swashbuckling origin story . . . chock-full of alluring details for adventure-loving boys." -- "Los Angeles Times""An impressive, promising story." -- "Publishers Weekly," starred review"A fast-paced and thrilling read with twists and turns that never let up." -- "School Library Journal""Gripping." -- "Kirkus Reviews""Should appeal to fans of . . . Suzanne Collins. . . . A sure-fire mix of adventure, mystery, and suspense." -- "The Horn Book"

EAN: 9780545561556
ISBN: 0545561558
Publisher: Scholastic Paperbacks
Dimensions: 19.3 x 14.48 x 2.03 centimetres (0.36 kg)
Age Range: 10-14 years
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