Mark of the Thief, Book 1

By: Jennifer A. Nielsen

Nic, a slave in the mines of Rome, is forced to enter a sealed cave filled with Julius Caesar’s treasures. What he finds will change his destiny—and the history of the Empire.

ISBN: 9780545561549

JLG Release: May 2015

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Topics: Magic , Slavery , Amulets , Rome , Insurgency

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Fantasy/Science Fiction Middle

Grades 5-8

14 titles/year


Awards & Honors

2015 Cybils Awards Nomination, Elementary / Middle Grade Speculative Fiction
Triple Crown National Book Award 2016-2017

Praise & Reviews

Starred or favorable reviews have been received from these periodicals:

Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books, Book List, The Horn Book Guide, Kirkus Reviews*, Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA)

Book Details



First Release

May 2015



Dewey Classification


Trim Size

5 1/2" x 8 1/4"

Page Count


Accelerated Reader

Level 5.2; Points: 12;

Scholastic Reading Counts

Level 4.5; Points: 19;


Level 740L


Print Book





Potentially Sensitive Areas

No sensitive areas


Magic, Slavery, Amulets, Rome, Insurgency,

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