Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday (#92): Mark of the Thief by Jennifer A. Nielsen


"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.


This week, I'm featuring:


Mark of the Thief by Jennifer A. Nielsen
Book One of the Mark of the Thief series
Publisher; Scholastic Press
Publication Date: February 24, 2015

Summary (from Goodreads):

Jennifer A. Nielsen, author of the NYT and USA TODAY bestselling 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.



I haven't read this author's debut series BUTTTTTT, anything for fantasy! :D

32 comments:

  1. Ooooh, historical fantasy inspired by Roman times!! GIMME!!
    Alyssa, how do you always find this fantastic books that I will want to read too??

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    1. Right?! It sounds awesome! And lol I have my ways... ;)

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  2. OOoh very nice! Totally new to me! Hope you love it once you read it!

    Here's my WoW

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

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  3. I don't think I have heard about a historical book set in Roman time! This sounds just sooo amazing! I can't wait for it to come out, great pick!

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    1. I'm struggling to remember any myself. I hope we love it!

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  4. New to me but sounds good and hope you get a chance to read it soon.

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  5. Haha I do enjoy a good fantasy every now and then. great pick :)
    here's our WOW

    Janhvi @ The Readdicts

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  6. This doesn't sound like something I would normally read, but I hope you enjoy it.
    My WoW

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  7. I still have to read Midnight Thief, but I've heard so many amazing things about it. This sounds like a great fantasy series :)

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    1. This is another new fantasy series that should be great! I'm actually beta-reading Midnight Thief #2 at the moment, so that's kind of cool.

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  8. YAY :D Sounds awesome. <3 I read book one of her other series AGES ago, but I loved it back then :) must re-read soon so that I can finish the trilogy. <3 hope you will love this book Alyssa :)

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    1. Great to hear! You definitely should. Thank you!

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  9. This looks like an interesting read. Love the cover art too. Thanks for sharing :)

    Happy Hump Day!

    Shane @ Itching for Books

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  10. This sounds really good. Totally new to me. Great pick! :)

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  11. Oh, this books sounds amazing! I never read about it before but I really want to read it! Thanks for sharing!

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    1. I'm glad to have introduced it to you!!

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  12. I haven't read this author yet, but I do have The False Prince (she wrote that, right?). Enjoy! Thanks for stopping by my blog!

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  13. I saw your link on another WoW post & I had to come by -- I'm waiting on this book!!!! I LOVED her other series & can't wait for this one! Love the cover too!

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    1. Ooo, that's awesome how that worked out!!

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  14. I read the first book of her series (The False Prince) and I still have to finish it. I loved it so I have high expectations for this one. Great pick!

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    1. Oooo, that is so great to hear! I'm glad, Liza. Thank you!

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  15. HOW did I miss that this was coming out? ACK!!!! YAY I can't wait! Thanks so so much for sharing, Alyssa!!!!

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    1. NOW YOU KNOW :D You're very welcome, Jessica!!

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  16. I haven't read the author's first series either, but this does sound good! Thanks for sharing!

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