Posted by on Feb 18, 2015 in Uncategorized | 29 comments

Just a short quote today. This comes right after Nic accidentally destroys a bunch of stuff, including, er, significant parts of the amphitheater (the Colosseum). Whoops.


“Felix had warned me what might happen if even one person found out I had Caesarโ€™s bulla. After what Iโ€™d just done, I figured it was safe to assume that I had been found outโ€”by everyone.”


MARK OF THE THIEF comes out in only one week. I so hope you’ll all enjoy reading it!


  1. That’s a bit funny that he destroyed important parts of the amphitheater. Now I’m super curious about how everyone will react when they all know that he’s got the bulla.
    Can’t wait! A WEEK!
    – Loreley

  2. Can’t wait! I already pre-ordered it! Woo! ๐Ÿ˜€

  3. I pre-ordered it on Amazon.

  4. Counting down the days! Can’t wait ๐Ÿ™‚ It sounds so good!

    • Also, I just pre-ordered my book on Amazon ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Thank you, Anna. And thank you again!

  5. I already read Mark of the Thief… And all I can say is: Wow. I’ve been rendered speechless. (Jk I’m still talking, yeah? ๐Ÿ˜‰ beautifully written. I never even saw the plot twists coming, and I usually see them long before. When this gets into the New York Times bestselling list… I told you.
    Congrats on a novel worthy of the world, and I can’t wait to see more of Nic!

  6. I just finished MotT (teehee still can’t get over that name-abbreviation coincidence) and while I can’t help but love Jaron more, Nic tugged on those heart strings hard! Wonderfully written! I can’t wait to see what other plot twists are coming our way…
    BTW is there any news on the movie for TFP?

    • I’m glad you liked it, Izzie. Plenty more twists to come, I think! No movie news yet – fingers crossed!

  7. I want to read it RIGHT NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am SO excited!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  8. I am So excited! I inhaled “The Ascendance Trilogy”, and can’t wait for “Mark Of the Thief”. These quotes, random reviews, and the release of the first chapter just aren’t enough!!! I CAN’T STAND IT ANY LONGER!!! Hmmm… maybe that’s the idea, yeah? Oh, good luck with sales!! And please come to Michigan on a tour. I am dying to meet you!!!

    • Thank you, Sophia! And the best way to get me to Michigan is to ask your librarian to invite me for a school visit! I would love to come there one day!

      • That would be great!! One small problem: I’m homeschooled, so our “school event” would consist of three people, and the ratio of librarians to students would be at least 3:1. Can we still make a request for a generic event?

        • Hmm, yes Sophia, I can see your problem. In this case, I’ll keep my fingers crossed that I can get there one day soon!

          • It pears that you are running out of fingers to cross! =) Thanks!!

          • I moved on to crossing my toes, Sophia! Gotta be honest – it’s hard to walk lately!

  9. Oh, and there is extreme finger crossing happening over here involving your books being made into movies!!

  10. I go to Westfield Middle School, and was in the writer’s workshop that you had when you came to visit. When we got our copies of Mark of the Thief, we starting screaming and jumping up and down like little kids. I can’t wait to read it!


  12. Happy Mark of the Thief release! (We just need balloons and streamers and a big large sign, then we’ll be perfect). February twenty-four!
    – Loreley

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