Waiting on Wednesday: Mark of the Thief



Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine.  
  This week's can't-wait-to-read pre-publication book is Mark of the Thief
Mark of the Thief


Mark of the Thief

by Jennifer A. Nielsen
Publication date: February 24th, 2015

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.

5 comments:

Kay said...

This sounds very interesting. I'm always loving a book magic and even more so ones set in Rome.

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Michaela @ Bones To Dust said...

This sounds awesome! I haven't read a book set in Ancient Rome yet, but I've always loved the history there. With the fantasy elements thrown in, it's right up my alley :)

Cyn @ Bookmunchies said...

I like that this story is set in Ancient Rome! Sounds like a really awesome series. Thanks for sharing!

Cyn @ Bookmunchies said...

I like that this story is set in Ancient Rome! Sounds like a really awesome series. Thanks for sharing!

Nyze Gremio-Velasco said...

Oh! What a lovely cover! Great pick! ♥

Here's mine:
Waiting on Wednesday: A Thousand Pieces of You (Firebird #1)