Posted by on Jan 19, 2016 in Uncategorized | 23 comments

markofthief_XLGIf you’re an educator and haven’t read the comments from last week’s post, do it now here. Yes, the small things you do definitely matter!

Congrats! The winner from last week’s contest is:


This is the final week I’ll put up a quote because RISE OF THE WOLF is released in exactly one week! I hope you’ll all check it out. But hint, you must have read MARK OF THE THIEF first.

To win, this week’s contest, I’m asking again that you share on your favorite social media any news of this book’s release. If you’re on Twitter, here’s an easy tweet:

RISE OF THE WOLF, sequel to MARK OF THE THIEF by , releases on Jan 26! Learn more about it here: 

And now, for this week’s quote. It happens while Nic is involved in a
chariot race against some competitors who are determined that he never walk away from the track again…

riseofwolf_LG“The instant I committed myself to this route, the extra charioteer to my left tossed one end of his whip to the man on the right, who caught it and then together they pulled it tight.

There was no time to react. At the speed I was going, I would run directly into the whip. If I ducked too low to avoid it, then I’d pull on the reins tied at my waist and lose control of my horses. And if I didn’t duck low enough, the whip would catch me across my neck. It’d create an entirely new definition of the phrase ‘sore throat.'”


Remember again to read MARK OF THE THIEF if you haven’t yet, and that it’s only one more week until release! Links are provided below if you want to pre-order RISE OF THE WOLF!



Barnes and Noble




  1. YAAAY! So happy that I can once again join your book contest. I posted it on my twitter


  2. I hope Nic doesn’t get hurt by the whip! I can’t wait to read Rise of the Wolf!
    I posted on my blog. Does that count as social media?
    Thanks for writing Rise of the Wolf!
    Good luck everyone!
    – Loreley

  3. THANK YOU SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO MUCH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!i am sooooooo excited!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. i will let you know the infoooooo sooooooon!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  5. I can’t believe that it is finally a week away!! Im so excited!!
    Im listening to the audiobook of Mark of a Thief this time around to refresh myself 🙂

    I’ll be posting it to twitter under the username @KaylaMurray20 😉

  6. Yay! One week away! A lot of these quotes are about a chariot race, so I’m really curious about what’s going to happen.

    P.S. The scholastic book fair’s coming to the middle school this week, but sadly I’m a freshman this year:(. so I’m sending my 8th grade brother to get a night divided for me. Finally it shall be in my grasp!


  7. Entered the contest through a tweet! Super excited!

    Can’t wait to read about Nic again!

  8. I am waiting for the book to just release already!!
    I just tweeted about the giveaway BTW

  9. Thanks for the giveaway! My class is loving The False Prince and some of them will likely get to this series this year or in the summer. Sent my tweet out here: https://twitter.com/icenin75/status/690297031777058816

  10. I loved the first and can’t wait for this one to come out!!!! It will be amazing!! I shared on Facebook.

  11. Ooh, a chariot race! It sounds so exciting. Only one more week! I shared the news about the release on twitter:
    Thanks for the chance!

  12. I already put a hold on it in the library and I think I have to wait at least a week after it releases to get it. I’m still super excited!

    I tweeted about it on twitter and I can’t wait to get back into Nic’s adventure!

  13. I’m so excited for Rise of Wolf! But I have a question. How old are Nic, Livia, and Aurelia? I don’t think it ever says in Mark of Thief. Can’t wait until the release!

    • Nic and Aurelia are around 15 years old. Aurelia is a little younger.

  14. So excited for the giveaway!! I feel like I’ve waited an eternity for this book!!

  15. Oh Nic, be careful… Why am I saying this to Nic of all people?

    I don’t have social medie :'( I’ll just get the book from our bookstore

    • Since you don’t have social media, we’ll let this count as your entry, Cara! (Though if you don’t win, I’d still love it if you find a copy elsewhere! 😉 )

  16. I just preordered my copy!!! I can’t wait!!! I’ve been dying for a year. Thank you for writing!!

    • Oh, and I posted about it on Facebook, in case we’re supposed to tell you.

  17. I really like your books, especially the latest of the “Mark of the Thief” series, “Rise of the Wolf”. What is the new book going to be called? I can’t wait till it comes out.

    • Thanks, Andrew! I haven’t yet announced the title, but that should happen soon!

  18. Hey I haven’t read the book yet😓 But I have to ask is there a 2nd book? I love this series!

    • Thanks, Jarom! The 2nd book is called “Rise of the Wolf.” The third and final book will be out next winter.

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