The Marked: Volume One

Books One & Two of the Marked Series
Plus an exclusive novella!

Dive into the magical world of Trinitas with this two-book bundle, plus an exclusive bonus novella. Over 750 pages of character-driven adventure—brimming with action, mystery, martial arts, romance, and friendship.

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Dive into the magical world of Trinitas with this two-book bundle, plus an exclusive bonus novella. Over 750 pages of character-driven adventure—brimming with action, mystery, martial arts, romance, and friendship. 

The Marked: Volume One includes:

  • Book 1, Division of the Marked
  • Book 2, Elevation of the Marked
  • Maturation of the Marked: A Bray Novella

Division of the Marked

Bray has a spark that her uncle’s abuse can’t stamp out.
Yarrow is brilliant, too much so for an overlooked shop-boy.
And so they are marked.

Each year, fifty ordinary teenagers are branded with an ancient symbol. They will join the Chisanta—an elite caste of scholars and martial artists, each possessing supernatural “gifts.” But first they must withstand a brutal testing. These teens forge tight bonds during their difficult initiation, yet in the end they will be split into two opposing factions. And friends will become enemies.

Bray and Yarrow share an instant connection, but fate shoves them down different paths. That is, until ten years later, when a marked girl is found dead. These former friends reluctantly band together, hoping to find answers. But old affection has twisted into distrust. Their reunion has all the chemistry of a powder keg meeting a match.

They must learn how to trust each other again, however. Because if they fail, it might spell the extinction of their kind.


Maturation of the Marked: A Bray Novella

Bray Marron and her two close friends have studied criminology for years. Yet, when their mentor steps aside so they might manage their own investigation, Bray feels completely unprepared. She’s only nineteen years old, after all, and she’s never seen a crime like this.

The city of Bentall has been contaminated with an infectious disease. Bray and her friends must find the culprit, but as sickness sweeps the city, law-and-order erodes. Catching a killer is difficult enough. With chaos and death reigning in Bentall, it might just be impossible. And when Bray’s own party begins to show symptoms, she wonders if this first case might also be their last.

 

McCarron manages to successfully bridge modern ideals and an ancient world in this coming-of-age tale.

Publishers Weekly