February 22, 2016

#Review of Mark of the Thief (Mark of the Thief #1) by @nielsenwriter

Genres: Fantasy/Magic
Pages: 352
Source: Library 
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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 Underworld Chronicles, a humorous middle-grade fantasy series. Jennifer lives in northern Utah with her husband, their three children, and a perpetually muddy dog.

This one was pretty good although not one that I would say omg you need to read this one now. But, if you are looking for a good book about loyalty and magic set in Rome pick this one up.  The setting was great the first part of the book was good.  It did start to drag a bit when Nic got to Rome. But after that it had its climic parts and the characters were likable. 

 Go Into This One Knowing 
Rome, Magic, and Griffins! 

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