Carve the Mark

4 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 2,843 ratings

Carve the Mark Publisher's Summary

Globally best-selling Divergent author Veronica Roth delivers a breathtaking fantasy featuring an unusual friendship, an epic love story, and a galaxy-sweeping adventure.

Number one New York Times best seller * Wall Street Journal best seller * USA Today best seller * Number one IndieBound best seller

Praise for Carve the Mark:

“Roth skillfully weaves the careful world-building and intricate web of characters that distinguished Divergent.” (VOYA, starred review)

“Roth offers a richly imagined, often brutal world of political intrigue and adventure, with a slow-burning romance at its core.” (ALA Booklist)

Cyra Noavek and Akos Kereseth have grown up in enemy countries locked in a long-standing fight for dominance over their shared planet. When Akos and his brother are kidnapped by the ruling Noavek family, Akos is forced to serve Cyra, the sister of a dictator who governs with violence and fear. Cyra is known for her deadly power of transferring extraordinary pain unto others with simple touch, and her tyrant brother uses her as a weapon against those who challenge him. But as Akos fights for his own survival, he recognizes that Cyra is also fighting for hers, and that her true gift - resilience - might be what saves them both.

When Akos and Cyra are caught in the middle of a raging rebellion, everything they’ve been led to believe about their world and themselves must be called into question. But fighting for what’s right might mean betraying their countries, their families, and each other.

When the time comes, will they choose loyalty or love?

This production includes a bonus excerpt from The Fates Divide, Veronica Roth's powerful follow-up novel performed by Austin Butler, Emily Rankin, Erin Spencer, and MacLeod Andrews!

©2017 Veronica Roth (P)2017 HarperCollins Publishers
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  • Book 1

    • Carve the Mark

    • By: Veronica Roth
    • Narrated by: Austin Butler, Emily Rankin
    • Length: 15 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,131
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,950
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,949

    On a planet where violence and vengeance rule, in a galaxy where some are favored by fate, everyone develops a current gift, a unique power meant to shape the future. While most benefit from their current gifts, 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?

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Good Attempt - Poor execution

    • By Joseph Reeves on 09-21-17

    Regular price: $33.08

    • Carve the Mark

    • By: Veronica Roth
    • Narrated by: Austin Butler, Emily Rankin
    • Length: 14 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 13

    On a planet where violence and vengeance rule, in a galaxy where some are favoured 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?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great book

    • By Kindle Customer on 07-07-17

    Regular price: $13.85

  • Book 2

    • The Fates Divide

    • By: Veronica Roth
    • Narrated by: Austin Butler, Emily Rankin, Erin Spencer, and others
    • Length: 13 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 690
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 646
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 647

    The lives of Cyra Noavek and Akos Kereseth are ruled by their fates, spoken by the oracles at their births. The fates, once determined, are inescapable. Akos is in love with Cyra, in spite of his fate: He will die in service to Cyra’s family. And when Cyra’s father, Lazmet Noavek - a soulless tyrant, thought to be dead - reclaims the Shotet throne, Akos believes his end is closer than ever. As Lazmet ignites a barbaric war, Cyra and Akos are desperate to stop him at any cost.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Needed to know

    • By Heather A. Henry on 04-14-18

    Regular price: $34.22

    • The Fates Divide

    • Carve the Mark, Book 2
    • By: Veronica Roth
    • Narrated by: Austin Butler, Emily Rankin, Aaron Spencer, and others
    • Length: 13 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6

    In the second book of the Carve the Mark duology, globally best-selling Divergent author Veronica Roth reveals how Cyra and Akos fulfill their fates. The Fates Divide is a richly imagined tale of hope and resilience told in four stunning perspectives. The lives of Cyra Noavek and Akos Kereseth are ruled by their fates, spoken by the oracles at their births. The fates, once determined, are inescapable. Akos is in love with Cyra, in spite of his fate: he will die in service to Cyra’s family. 

    Regular price: $15.81