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Author: Jennifer A. Nielsen Narrator: MacLeod Andrews Publisher: Scholastic Inc Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Series: The Mark of the Thief Series Release Date: March 2015 ISBN: 9780545788571
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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.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “In vivid first-person narrative, Nielsen sketches a slave’s-eye view of the Roman Empire…The story is true to the political and social culture of the time without committing too closely to its political history. This maximizes Nielsen’s scope for creating page-turning twists while evoking a milieu that retains its appeal for history buffs.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Readers…will love the equally cunning and brave Nic…The action moves the story well, often in surprising ways, and the background of ancient Rome provides a peek into a history that may surprise readers for its brutality toward both humans and animals.”


  • “[A] genre mash-up of history, fantasy, and action-adventure…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.”

    School Library Journal

  • “[Its] fast-paced, ingenious plot, charismatic hero, and highly diverse cast of characters…make this series opener a captivating joy ride.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • “MacLeod Andrews gives an exciting historical fantasy adventure a thrilling narration…With excellent voices and pacing, Andrews’snarration creates suspense throughout the novel…The audiobook also includes a bonus scene.”


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About the Author

Jennifer A. Nielsen is the acclaimed author of the USA Today bestselling Ascendance Series, as well as the bestselling Mark of the Thief trilogy, a stand-alone fantasy The Scourge, historical thrillers, and contributions to the Horizon series, the Infinity Ring series, and The Traitor’s Game series.

About the Narrator

MacLeod Andrews is an actor, voice actor, and Earphones Award–winning audiobook narrator who earned the prestigious Audie Award for best narration in 2018. He has starred in a number of independent short and feature films and is a member of the Rising Phoenix Repertory Company in New York City.