Have you ever wondered what Ancient Rome was like? Well, this book Mark of the Thief will tell what it was like along with all the action you need for a good book. The antagonist is the evil general and the protagonist is Nic. This book is about a teenager named Nic who was a slave in the mines for many years until one cave changes his life. He is sent into a cave that is supposed to be Caesar's tomb.
In the cave he finds a pennant called a bulla that gives him special powers. But there is an enemy, a corrupt general wants that bulla so much he is willing to kill anyone who stands in his way. Along the way Nic meets some friends who help him out with his quest to defeat the corrupt general. Nic meets some enemies along the way too. Nic soon finds out that he is to be sent into battle against this general. Will Nic have the strength to win the battle and beat the general? Read Mark of the Thief to find out.