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Mark of the Thief, Book 1

By Andrea Beach, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Exciting kickoff to fantasy series in ancient Rome.

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MARK OF THE THIEF is an exciting, action-packed fantasy that will keep the pages turning. Kids will easily relate to Nic's struggles to cope with new, powerful, and scary emotions and will root for Nic as he holds the fate of the empire on a string around his neck. Older readers and fantasy veterans may not be surprised by much -- some turns are predictable and formulaic -- but still will enjoy going along for the thrills and excitement. The ending is a real cliffhanger that will leave readers excited about the next installment and intrigued about what happens next.

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