Conspire with Cyra and Akos in new CARVE THE MARK sneak peek!
Veronica Roth‘s Carve The Mark hit bookshelves today, so there’s a good chance you’ve already downed half of the book by now. But if you weren’t quite ready to pre-order or run out an grab it first thing this morning, perhaps this extra excerpt from Epic Reads will convince you to snag the book!
This second excerpt, which follows an earlier look at the beginning of the story, comes from Chapter 10. It follows up on Cyra and Akos after an unknown confrontation that’s left Cyra sore and Akos looking for a favor.
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On a planet where violence and vengeance rule, in a galaxy where some are favored by fate, everyone develops a currentgift, a unique power meant to shape the future. While most benefit from their currentgifts, Akos and Cyra do not—their gifts make them vulnerable to others’ control. Can they reclaim their gifts, their fates, and their lives, and reset the balance of power in this world?
Cyra is the sister of the brutal tyrant who rules the Shotet people. Cyra’s currentgift gives her pain and power—something her brother exploits, using her to torture his enemies. But Cyra is much more than just a blade in her brother’s hand: she is resilient, quick on her feet, and smarter than he knows.
Akos is from the peace-loving nation of Thuvhe, and his loyalty to his family is limitless. Though protected by his unusual currentgift, once Akos and his brother are captured by enemy Shotet soldiers, Akos is desperate to get his brother out alive—no matter what the cost. When Akos is thrust into Cyra’s world, the enmity between their countries and families seems insurmountable. They must decide to help each other to survive—or to destroy one another.