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Mark of the Thief, Book 1 Audiobook

Mark of the Thief, Book 1

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Publisher's Summary

Jennifer A. Nielsen, author of the New York Times and USA Todaybestselling Ascendance Trilogy, has woven an 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.

©2015 Jennifer A. Nielsen (P)2015 Scholastic Inc.

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  • Danielle Johnson
    Washington, USA
    12/04/15
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    "Loved it"

    Just another great read. Enjoyed the characters and loved the narrator have enjoyed all if her books. Love it! Thanks!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Julie
    Spanish Fork, UT, United States
    30/06/15
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    "Great middle grade novel for boys and girls alike"

    The audio performance was pleasing to listen to. It wasn't over acted, or set to cheesy music or read in a boring voice. I really appreciated the reading.
    The book/story itself was great. Entertaining, interesting and fresh. Nielsen did a great job setting the time and place and I loved it.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Christopher
    14/01/18
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    "Does YA just mean bad writing?"

    Or does it mean that the book has an immature MC who does a lot of internal hand-wringing over blatantly obvious, moral decisions? Or is it because the author chooses to tell the story in the first person so they just can't resist making the MC's inner monologue sound like the diary of a twelve-year-old with a low IQ, and zero social skills?

    If so then we need to make sure that these books get clearly labeled as YA so our intelligence doesn't have to be insulted nor our credits wasted.

    Just because a book is written so that young adults can understand them does not mean that they have to be inane and poorly written...

    - 2 stars because McLeod did his best to put lipstick on this bacon wagon.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Mary
    Reno
    06/08/17
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    "Not my favorite"

    It was an okay story, narration was good. It just wasn't for me. It ended on a but of a cliff hanger. I hate that personally.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • thunderbo2424
    05/06/16
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    "One of the best books i have read"

    the book was by far one of the best books i have ever read i think!!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Tim Whippo
    28/05/16
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    "This is AWSOME!!😍😍"

    This book is perfect for people who love fantasy and Adventure! I love this book! The exquisite detailed writing describes so much about the scenery. The Story line is awsome. I definitely recommend this book!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • C White
    Albuquerque, NM, US
    22/05/15
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    "Loved it!!"

    Rome, magic, underdog? What's not to love!? The plot and story were great. Brings you right in!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Sam
    19/03/15
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    "Another great series, waiting for book 2!"
    What did you love best about Mark of the Thief, Book 1?

    Really liked this book, was a little slow in areas, but it made it's way...
    Now waiting for book 2!!!


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • NICOLE B.
    31/12/17
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    "Twist and Turns"
    Any additional comments?

    This book was easy to enjoy, great to listen to. The twist and turns made it a edge of your seat read and great all the way till the end!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Paul O'Donnell
    Utah, USA
    14/07/17
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    "Fast pace fun"

    Good, clean fun. I have no hesitation in recommending this book to my grand children.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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