Book Review : Mark of the Thief by Jennifer A. Nielsen

The book is good and it definitely has a story to it but if you are looking for layers and depth to the story then this may not be for you. The book to me even though was a good read seemed to be perfect for a much younger audience.

Mark of the Thief Official Synopsis

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.

Mark of the Thief RWAT Take

The book is a mixture of history and supernatural element mixed together to narrate an amazing story but I wish it had more depth to make it more enjoyable for all age group. This doesn’t mean that one would not enjoy the book. Rather the simplicity of the book allows one to quickly get in and get out of the book and while able to see and understand everything that is happening in the book with purity and simplicity

As I said the language and the flow of the book is not only smooth but it actually flows like liquid and even before you know you would have finished the book. It’s that fast and easy.The story elements are interesting and lot of elements and plot turns keeps the flow smooth and nice


The book is perfect for young readers. It is fast, simple and quick enough that you can easily wrap this book over a lazy afternoon with the satisfaction of having read something not mushy but entertaining and thrilling. It doesn’t require one to put in much brain or effort.

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