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Styling Librarian Saturday Book Share Mark of the Thief

”Pull up a chair, it’s a Saturday Book Share”.

Here’s to celebrating books that strike my fancy every week!

Mark of the Thief by Jennifer A. Nielsen – Release Date- March 2015 – Really interesting to read a new novel with a completely different style. I didn’t expect to be exported back to Ancient times and following a slave down into a tomb. It was a tough character to connect with at first but I really enjoyed the adventuresome nature, independence pursuit, and connections to Greek gods, goddesses, mythical creatures, and more. What a magical story. Very good book I enjoyed but warning, beginning of a series…
Favorite quotes in the book:
“If you want to be free, then you must walk in the shoes of a free man.”
“Different is a good thing. Different is an amazing thing.”

Book Talk: Prepare yourself for death and fighting in this adventure with Nic who finds a magical amulet and now has the energy pulsing through him. Will it help him survive all the people who would like to kill him for it?
Goodreads Summary: “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.”

About Pull up a chair, it’s a Saturday Book Share: I’ve had many books I review that I just want to feature. Simple and easy, celebrate a new book encounter. So that’s what Saturday Book Share is about for me, celebrating books! Perhaps some days I’ll share the book with a short reading of a portion. Or perhaps other days I’ll just share a glimpse of the book.

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3 comments on “Styling Librarian Saturday Book Share Mark of the Thief

  1. Andrea Hynes
    February 22, 2015

    Can’t resist putting in a plug for Jennifer Nielsen’s very fine Ascendance Trilogy (The False Prince, The Runaway King and The Shadow Throne). They are fine reads! The only other author who comes close to her writing IMHO is Megan Whelan Turner. Her four book series (The Thief, The Queen of Attolia, The King of Attolia and A Conspiracy of Kings) is just stellar.

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