Rise of the Wolf (Mark of the Thief #2)

Book 2 of 3 in the Mark of the Thief Series
Interest LevelReading LevelReading A-ZATOSWord Count
Grades 4 - 8Grades 3 - 6n/a5.379273
Nic may have escaped enslavement in the mines outside of Rome, but his troubles are far from over. The Praetor War -- the battle to destroy Rome from within -- is in full force, and Nic is caught in the crossfire. The secretive Praetors are determined to unlock a powerful amulet -- one 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, Nic 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?
Hardcover, 352 pages
Published on January 26, 2016 by Scholastic Press
ISBN-10: 054556204X
ISBN-13: 9780545562041
2 Book Reviews
  • at41569
    at41569about 3 years
    I just finish this book! It is sooo good., but it just had to end on a cliffhanger. Luckily, the third book is out now (which I have started reading)! I would highly recommend this book to anyone who loves reading and especially reading about greek gods. I would rate this book a 9 out of 10 because it ended on a cliffhanger.
    • happypug12
      happypug12about 6 years44 starsFeatured
      The last book (Mark of the Thief) left us on a horrible cliffhanger, and just when you thought Nic's life couldn't get any worse than that, it does. In the form of a deal that will seal his and Rome's fate forever, a chariot race in which he can't use his magic, or someone he cares very dearly about will die, a grandfather who wants the magic of the bulla to himself, the reappearance of his mother, a lot of other curses from the gods (as if he isn't already cursed enough), oh yeah, and a dragon that wants to rip him into shreds. Will Nic ever get his freedom, his family, and his magic? Whenever he gets one, he is forced to give up another. Too bad he may not live long enough for us to find out...