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Rise of the wolf /

by Nielsen, Jennifer A [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Nielsen, Jennifer A. Mark of the thief: Book Two.Publisher: New York : Scholastic Press, 2016.Edition: First edition.Description: 340 pages ; 22 cm.ISBN: 9780545562041 (jacketed hardcover); 054556204X (jacketed hardcover).Subject(s): Magic -- Juvenile fiction | Amulets -- Juvenile fiction | Conspiracies -- Juvenile fiction | Dragons -- Juvenile fiction | Chariot racing -- Juvenile fiction | Rome -- Antiquities -- Juvenile fiction | Rome -- History -- Empire, 30 B.C.-476 A.D. -- Juvenile fiction | Magic -- Fiction | Amulets -- Fiction | Conspiracies -- Fiction | Dragons -- Fiction | Chariot racing -- Fiction | Rome -- History -- Empire, 30 B.C.-476 A.D. -- Fiction | Rome (Empire) | 30 B.C. - 476 A.D | Fantasy fiction | Historical fiction | Fiction | History | Juvenile worksSummary: Now a driver in the chariot races, Nic is still a target of the Praetors because of the magical amulet he found, and they will do anything to get their hands on it--and meanwhile Atroxia is beginning to wake up.
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Nic may have escaped enslavement in the mines outside Rome, but his troubles are far from over. The Praetor Warthe battle to destroy Rome from withinis in full force, and Nic is caught in the crossfire. The secretive Praetors are determined to unlock a powerful amuletone 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, he 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 bring about the end of Rome as well as 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?

Now a driver in the chariot races, Nic is still a target of the Praetors because of the magical amulet he found, and they will do anything to get their hands on it--and meanwhile Atroxia is beginning to wake up.

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<opt> <anon I1="BLANK" I2="BLANK">From Rise of the Wolf Still shouting insults, the white-cloaked charioteer tried to force my team against the wall. I calmed the horses with a wave of my hand and urged them even faster, earning some cheers from the audience. I turned to thank the crowd, and then someone caught my attention. My younger sister, Livia, was in the stands, behind the senators' box. Her golden curls always stood out in a crowd, and they did now, as bright as ever. Still, I was surprised to see her here. Since we had come to Radulf's house two months ago, she and I had never been allowed outside at the same time. Radulf thought it would make us more likely to run. I hadn't gotten far in arguing that with him, mostly because we both knew that's exactly what I'd do. So why was Livia here now, and on her own? As my chariot came closer, she turned to speak to a woman next to her and I realized it wasn't Livia after all. But for the difference in their ages, it was someone who could have been her twin. My heart lurched into my throat. Only one other person could look so much like Livia. That was my mother, I was sure of it. Excerpted from Rise of the Wolf by Jennifer A. Nielsen All rights reserved by the original copyright owners. Excerpts are provided for display purposes only and may not be reproduced, reprinted or distributed without the written permission of the publisher.</anon> </opt>

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Former slave Nic is caught between his grandfather and the Praetors, both of whom want him to find a magical amulet that would destroy the city. Nic tries to outwit them by proposing a chariot race, but his plans put people he loves in danger. Nielsen keeps the stakes high and the plot moving in this historical fantasy set in ancient Rome. (c) Copyright 2016. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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