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Read + Review — Wrath of the Storm by Jennifer A. Nielson

Nicolas Calva has messed up. But this time, he has meddled with the supernatural power of the gods. At the same time, the wicked Praetors, one in particular, are on the hunt for Nic, with powers of their own. Add the increasing possibility of a Jupiter Stone, and you have a recipe for the destruction of Rome. This predicament had started with Nic Calva, and will end with Nic Calva. Will Nic be able to protect his loved ones, destroy the evil magic at work, and prevent the fall of Rome? Or will he be crushed by the forces against him, mortal and immortal?
I really enjoyed this book. I loved how the humor and sarcasm kept coming, always lightening the mood. Each character was enjoyable, especially Nic Calva. Even though his plans were likely to end in horrible ways, I loved how it showed the character of Nic, loyal and willing to sacrifice his life for others. Loyalty, in my opinion, is a character trait of high value. Sometimes, I wish that Nic wasn’t so doubtful of his worth and ready to die, but I can see and sympathize with his guilt. It all tied together very nicely. This book was really great, so read the Mark of the Thief trilogy! After that, read all of Jennifer A. Nielsen’s books!
One memorable thing about Wrath of the Storm is when at one point, it was told in Aurelia’s point of view. In the other two books, they were told completely in Nic’s point of view. It was interesting to read the thoughts and emotions of Aurelia, and how her point of view was different from Nic’s.

Reviewed by Christine, Grade 6, Twin Hickory Area Library

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