- Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
- Format: Paperback | 416 pages
- Dimensions: 129mm x 198mm x 27mm | 285g
- Publication date: 7 June 2012
- Publication City/Country: London
- ISBN 10: 1408815222
- ISBN 13: 9781408815229
- Sales rank: 233,005
Glory is from a family of witches and lives beyond the law. She is desperate to develop her powers and become a witch herself. Lucas is the son of the Chief Prosecutor for the Inquisition - the witches' mortal enemy - and his privileged life is very different to the forbidden world that he lives alongside. And then on the same day, it hits them both. Glory and Lucas develop the Fae - the mark of the witch. In one fell stroke, their lives are inextricably bound together, whether they like it or not ...
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Laura Powell grew up in the Brecon Beacons and spent most of her childhood with her nose in a book. She went on to study classics at Bristol and Oxford, then spent five years working in the editorial departments of both adult and children's publishers. Burn Mark is her third novel. She now lives in West London. www.laurapowellauthor.com
By annmarie ager 27 Mar 2012
I knew as soon as I started this book I would love it! Glory and Lucus make for two amazing characters. Glory has always hoped that she would some day become a witch like most of her other relatives so when she finally get her wish you think she would be overjoyed but being a witch is not all it's cracked up to be. When the Inquisition hunts unlicensed witch's down and the head coven leader has his own plans for you, life looks more like a danger than fun. Then Lucas the son of the Chief Prosecutor for the Inquisition gets the Fae the same day as Glory and two lives are turned upside down.
I have to say the storyline was something new and very different while I would normally think of a group of witch's as a coven in this book I come to think of them as a gang. People feared and respected them and I enjoyed seeing how the author made witches much more modern and fun to read about. I like how the normal humans cope by making police that deal with the witch population. The Inquisition that hunts the unlicensed witch and burn the evil ones.
I soon come to see that normal people see the Fae as like a horrible virus that changes normal humans into a witch. While I thought of it as a gift I could understand that witch craft might seem scary to those that could not use it. The book held a magical Quilty but it had to be the family life and drama that really got me. The way Glory was with her family and how they worked together and then Lucus that has always been so shore of his future than having to confront the fact his whole life has changed.
Excellently crafted book with lots to love and enjoy.
The book was a massive hit for me and I would happily reread and recommend to others.
Praise for The Game of Triumphs and The Masters of Misrule: 'Powell has really outdone herself ... The Master of Misrule is imaginative, intriguing and one of the best reads available today ... If you are looking to get lost in a book, make sure it's this one' Hack Writers 'I suspected from the first book in the series we could soon have a new star of teen fantasy on our hands ... A great way to close the story, with strong fantasy helped by brilliant characters, pace and plotting' Bookbag 'Powell has managed to create a totally unique, original idea that stands out from the rest of the fantasy genre, combining elements of tarot with a dash of the extraordinary ... A fantastic second instalment, not to be missed' Chicklish