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Mark of the Thief, #2: Rise of the Wolf

By Jennifer A Nielsen   

Scholastic Inc | ISBN 9780545562041 Hardcover
352 Pages | 5.83" x 8.56" | Ages 9 to 12

Scholastic Inc | ISBN 9780545562065 Ebook
352 Pages | Ages 9 to 12

Jennifer A. Nielsen’s electrifying tale of  greed and power, magic and destiny, and one boy’s courage at the heart of it all.

Nic may have escaped enslavement in the mines outside of Rome, but his troubles are far from over. The Praetor War — the battle to destroy Rome from within — is in full force, and Nic is caught in the crossfire. The secretive Praetors are determined to unlock a powerful amulet — one sure to bring the empire to its knees. Worse, the Praetors believe Nic holds the key to finding this amulet, and they will stop at nothing to steal it, even if that means harming the people Nic holds most dear. When the Praetors capture Nic’s mother, Nic knows he must do anything to save her. He challenges the Praetors to a chariot race. If he wins, they will release his mother. But if he loses, he must hand over a magic that will certainly destroy Rome and end his own life. Can Nic once again harness his magic and gather the strength to defeat his enemies? Or will he lose his mother and bear witness to Rome’s destruction?

Raves & reviews:

Praise for Rise of the Wolf:

“Fast-moving fun with broad audience appeal, especially recommended for reluctant readers, Rick Riordan fans, and pedal-to-the-metal adventure aficionados.” —Kirkus

Praise for Mark of the Thief:

*“The fast-paced, ingenious plot, charismatic hero and highly diverse cast of characters . . . make this series opener a captivating joy ride.” —Kirkus Reviews, starred review

“Vivid . . . [with] page-turning twists.” —Publishers Weekly