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For all of written history, on the day of Da Un Marcu, fifty boys and girls across the three kingdoms are marked. They become a class apart from society. Taken to join their brothers and sisters, the Chisanta, they enter a culture of knowledge-keepers, martial artists, and possessors of strange and wonderful abilities. When Yarrow discovers himself marked, he is lost and lFor all of written history, on the day of Da Un Marcu, fifty boys and girls across the three kingdoms are marked. They become a class apart from society. Taken to join their brothers and sisters, the Chisanta, they enter a culture of knowledge-keepers, martial artists, and possessors of strange and wonderful abilities. When Yarrow discovers himself marked, he is lost and lonely; until he meets Bray, a spirited and curious girl with whom he feels uncommonly connected. As the two of them become familiar with their new lives, unaccountable events unsettle the peace. A mysterious murder leaves the Chisanta in confusion. Odder still, one of the fifty children never arrives. In the years that follow, more and more children of the Chisanta go missing. Ten years later, the devastating truth comes to light. The death of a young marked girl is uncovered. Yarrow and Bray—separated for a decade and grown apart—are thrust back together to investigate the crime. Can they overcome their differences to save the fate of their kind and the peace of the nation?...

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  • Norah Una Sumner
    2018-12-12 01:02

    SWEET.BABY.JESUS.Woah,woah,woah.This was a phenomenal experience.I'm not emotionally ready to review this book.Uh,March McCarron:but also:The characters are amazing,the story is soo interesting and that ending!Also,(view spoiler)[MY BABY ADEARRE DIED AND PEER TELLING HIM THAT HE LOVES HIM I CANNOT ASDFGHJKL(hide spoiler)] broke my freaking heart.I really love how Bray develops as a character and how there are a lot of interesting twist.Overall,fantastic book that I would recommend to Fantasy,YA and Adult lovers.Favourite quotes:"I've not spent much time with arrogant little prats.I don't know what sorts of things your kind talk about."“Where's my hug?” Arlow asked, fists on hips.Bray laughed."What did you do?""I..." he gestured into the air,as if summoning some once-know piece of information, and coming up empty.“Made a very generous donation to the poor?” Yarrow supplied, clasping him on the shoulder. Arlow made a disgruntled noise and threw himself into his chair. “Some highwayman’s spawn is going to be very well-dressed.” “Don’t,” her knee narrowly missed connecting with his groin, “call me woman.”He smiled at her—his blood-stained teeth stark against his soot darkened face.“Why?” She punched him in the jaw and he reeled, but stayed upright.“Did the Chiona steal your gender as well as your likability?” "What shall we do now?" he asked."Something very dreadful," she said,her voice sour."Ask Arlow Bowlerham for the name of a dressmaker."["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>

  • Erin
    2018-12-04 03:18

    This was one of the best free Amazon downloads I've read in a while, and actually just one of the best books I've read in a while. It was enjoyable, the editing was excellent unlike many free downloads (no misspelled words, no strange spacing...), good pacing, decent world building and character development. The big mystery wasn't really too shocking, and somewhat predictable, but not in a bad way. So, the plot was good. I couldn't have asked for anything more. Can't wait to read the next book!

  • Coco.V
    2018-11-27 01:04

    FREE on Amazon today (10/19/2017)!

  • Bev Stout
    2018-11-30 04:01

    Division of the Marked is one of the best books I have read this year. The world that March McCarron has created seems very real for a fantasy world. The characters are fully formed and are people you can really care about. The pacing is perfect and you want to just keep reading without stopping to eat or sleep. This series is wonderful and I can hardly wait for the sequel(s).

  • Valerie (Dobby_Howler_Puff)
    2018-11-15 00:19

    I was so surprised by this book. When it starts the characters are 14 years old. You are on this journey with them. Then you jump 10 years later. It's nice to see how they turned out. I loved the story, the characters (even Bray grew on me). I loved the world that was created. It even made me tear up! I love a story that makes me feel! Ughh sooooo good! I will continue with the series!

  • Angela
    2018-11-27 03:09

    24 December 2014: $0.00 FREE on Kindle

  • Patricia Eddy
    2018-11-25 20:58

    Wow. Let me tell you why it took me nearly 3 weeks to finish this book. I savored it. Truly savored it. I saved the last 30% of the book because I DIDN'T WANT IT TO END! I dolled it out a few pages at a time, pausing, letting it sink in, even shedding a few tears. Now, a few hours later, I'm still thinking about the ending. Oh the emotion!Division of the Marked tells the tale of a group of very special children. Fifty children are marked each year to join two elite groups. The Chisanta do many things. They protect. They learn. They guard. They study. Each has their own gift. There are two groups of Chisanta and they have been taught to hate each other.Can you guess where this is going? As children, Bray and Yarrow have a bit of a first romance. But then they are separated - members of these two groups who have an intense dislike of each other. But years later, they are thrust back together to solve a very disturbing mystery. Someone is killing marked children. Or are they? You'll have to buy the book to learn more. And oh should you ever buy this book.The characters are so rich and dynamic. I could FEEL what each was thinking. The description of the environment, the world, the action is all top notch. But what really got me...what stuck a knife in my gut and twisted was the relationship between Bray and Yarrow. This isn't a romance novel. It's action/fantasy. But the love story is so beautiful. It's very understated, which makes it even stronger.I will warn you. The book does not end with everything wrapped in a tiny red bow. I closed the book with an anguished scream. I want to know what happens NOW! I cannot wait to read the next one. Well done Ms. McCarron. Well done indeed.

  • Inge Saunders
    2018-12-12 00:18

    I haven`t enjoyed a novel like this since my last brush with a Brent Weeks and William Nicholson novel. What I enjoyed the most was how effortless the story read. Each chapter flowed into the other creating that undeniable urge to turn the page to find out what was going to happen next to this group of friends, but most importantly Yarrow and Bray. After I reached chapter five, I said to a friend of mine that there was nothing contrived about the story. Obviously the story was thought out quite thoroughly, the map right before chapter one, showed how every attention was given to detail. And yet, unlike with some fantasy authors, there wasn`t a bombardment of prolific descriptions, but rather any descriptions given had a purpose to further the story and moved the pace along. Division of the Marked, should be amongst any lover of fantasy`s book collection. An effortless 5 out of 5.

  • Chavon
    2018-11-16 00:00

    AMAZING!!! I purchased The Division of the Marked for $.99 or maybe it was free on BookBub. Either way I am SO glad I was able to read this book! Wonderful, relate-able characters. As someone who meditates and is looking to delve deeper, Marked touches on this. There's also a martial arts component I recognized as my father practices jiujitsu and shares some teachings with me. I can not wait to read the second book. I'm struggling between waiting for the paperback to be shipped or ordering the ebook. I REALLY wish I had someone to speak with this book about!!! Marked deserves just as much popularity as The Hunger Games, Twilight and the Divergent Series...if not more so. Hats off to March McCarron.

  • Shannon Olson
    2018-12-08 23:56

    This was a great start to a series, and I was surprised by how complex the plot was. I will admit I didn’t have high expectations before beginning, but I’m glad that my instincts were wrong. I found the characters to be realistic with strengths and weaknesses that are relatable. I also found the plot to be engaging and the fantastical elements to be well thought out and really thought provoking. I look forward to reading the next and will be walking into this next book with high expectations knowing what March Maccarron can do with a plot.

  • William Stuart
    2018-12-10 00:16

    I have read many fantasy books, but Division of the Marked by March McCarron stands out. I found this one through Book Review Depot group on Facebook (like most of my recent reads) and couldn’t wait to read it. Read on to find out what I thought!Synopsis (from the author): For all of written history, on the day of Da Un Marcu, fifty boys and girls across the three kingdoms are marked. They become a class apart from society. Taken to join their brothers and sisters, the Chisanta, they enter a culture of knowledge-keepers, martial artists, and possessors of strange and wonderful abilities. When Yarrow discovers himself marked, he is lost and lonely; until he meets Bray, a spirited and curious girl with whom he feels uncommonly connected. As the two of them become familiar with their new lives, unaccountable events unsettle the peace. A mysterious murder leaves the Chisanta in confusion. Odder still, one of the fifty children never arrives. In the years that follow, more and more children of the Chisanta go missing. Ten years later, the devastating truth comes to light. The death of a young marked girl is uncovered. Yarrow and Bray—separated for a decade and grown apart—are thrust back together to investigate the crime. Can they overcome their differences to save the fate of their kind and the peace of the nation?What I liked: March McCarron grabbed my attention right from the start with the introduction of Yarrow as one of the marked. Bray soon joined Yarrow and they began their lives as members of Chisanta. The twists and turns of Bray and Yarrow’s paths – and those of their new found friends among the Chisanta. I enjoyed the divergence of their paths, the distrust between the two factions of the Chisanta – Bray is Chiona and Yarrow is Cosanta – and how their paths once again converged. Great plot, great pace, and memorable characters makes this one of my recent favorites!What I didn’t like: For me, there wasn’t much to dislike about the book. About the only criticism I would have is the conflict between Yarrow and Bray when they reunited was predictable and its resolution just as predictable. It didn’t detract from the story, though.Overall impression: Division of the Marked was a compelling, interesting read for me. I would highly recommend it to any readers of fantasy or simply anyone who enjoys an excellent novel I can’t wait to read the next book!My rating: 5 Stars

  • S.R. Howen
    2018-12-12 03:13

    Division of the Marked by March McCarron starts out with Yarrow, who has just been marked as one of the Chisanta, a special group in their society, who are privy to information and secrets and have special abilities. The children chosen are random and often have faults, often physical. Unlike many stories where magic is dependent on race, refreshingly, this story didn’t go that way. Once Yarrow become part of the Chisanta, he meets the copper haired Bray, who is also marked as one of the Chisanta. Yarrow is immediately smitten with her. The story moves along, introducing us to the world they live in as they journey to the temple and once they are at the temple. This is one of those fantasy novels where you are not sure of the time period, it feels almost medieval, but then like feudal Asia. There is the expected conflict between the various characters and the character development that goes with that, done in a realistic manner. The settings are real and you are drawn into the world. I was reminded of the monks in China at first, but the discipline and structure of the Chisanta wasn’t the same in any way.Eventually a mystery is uncovered, and Yarrow and Bray must come together and discover what is happening to some of the Chisanta and why some of them never arrived at their destination. There were some lines that I smiled at and I enjoyed very much, “Aren’t you going to tell me how nice I look?” she asked.“Putting a beautiful thing in a fancy wrapper cannot inherently improve it,” he said.“So I look unimproved?”“You look uncomfortable.”While at other times I had a hard time with the stiffness and formality of the narrative, and some odd capital letter usage was a distraction.All in all, I enjoyed the book, the romance between Yarrow and Bray, and the interaction of the characters and the mystery, made it a lively and enjoyable read. I am looking forward to future books.

  • Michael Long
    2018-12-10 05:05

    This book is a fantasy set in a world in which people are "marked" by spirits/Gods/some other power and set aside as protectors. They possess special abilities, martial arts skills, and power. We are introduced to these special people (called the Christana) through the eyes of several newly marked. We follow them through their lives until they must team together to find out why their numbers are slowly dwindling each year.This book is a new favorite for me. It really had everything I like. It has a great world, strong characters, romance, coming of age, mystery, magic, and more. I really loved the characters, especially Yarrow and Bray...they are very multi-faceted and deep. I enjoyed seeing the differences in the two factions of Christana and how they interacted with each other and with the non-marked. I loved the imagination here, of the world, and of all the special abilities the characters had.One thing I found interesting was the phrase "division of the marked". As you go through the book, you can see this phrase redefined and given new meaning. At first you would think it simply means the difference between the marked and unmarked ones, and then you think it could apply to the division between the two factions of Christana, and then you think it could be something else...All-in-all I loved this book. I don't have anything bad to say except I found one word in the entire novel that I felt was a bit too modern/slang to be used in a fantasy world. So that isn't finding much bad to say. I'm really looking forward to reading the next one in the series.NOTE: I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review.

  • T.
    2018-12-15 03:23

    I downloaded Division of the Marked as a free book from Amazon. This book was an excellent example of character and story development. The plot is complex, the world-building is solid, and the flow is fast-paced. The storyline revolves around a handful of gifted friends/acquaintances -- from two opposing groups-- who come together to investigate a suspicious fire. The results lead them to the realization the fire is a cover-up for more heinous crimes, spanning a decade. The book has a cliffhanger-ish ending, yet ended in a good place. I immediately started book two, as I have to know how the story continues. A fantastic read- highly recommended!

  • Carol Hassien
    2018-11-27 00:12

    Phenomenal book! When I got to the end, it was a great disappointment that the book was over. I wanted to continue on with these characters. I cannot wait to read the next book In the series.Retread a year later! I finally got around to starting the second book and was so lost I had to reread this book. A year is way too long between books!

  • Chrissy Stoll
    2018-11-19 22:09

    Update on June 19, 2015: Still waiting for the release of the 3rd book in this series. This first book blew me away. I honestly wasn't expecting much because I'd gotten it as a free download. They're hit or miss. But it is fantastic!

  • Patty R.
    2018-12-08 00:56

    Love the characters and the story line. I looked forward to reading the next book in the series.

  • Alexandra
    2018-11-23 21:59

    Free on Kindle 12/24/14

  • Vaughn Ohlman
    2018-11-25 22:59

    Yeah, about that ten yearsOrson Scott Card once said that books, fiction books, were divided into four different groups: those that focused on character, those that focused on a new world, those that focused on an event, and those that focused on an idea. This was a character book.Every good character book needs some kind of tension for their characters, and this book provides them. Indeed two main tensions. Well, no, three:1) First of all there is the 'wow, I have suddenly become a whole different person than I thought I was going to be growing up. I am suddenly 'marked', have magical powers, and have to become one of two different groups, very antagonistic, living miles apart.2) I suddenly have a very deep relationship with several new people, including a sexual interest, and our relationships get torn about by the above mentioned two groups.3) Someone is killing a bunch of people. Our kind of people. Needs to be stopped.The author handles each of these tensions pretty well. The very annoying ten year gap in the story is a cheat: designed to keep the reader's mind on the 'how we felt about each other when we got broken up', and pass lightly over the (relatively important) new idea that 'we are part of two separate groups the hate each' without having to actually explain why these two groups hate each other… or what most of them do most of the time anyway.But the ten year gap works for that. If the author, or the reader, doesn't want to do the hard work of living through (or writing through or reading through) that ten year gap while the tension rises even while the nostalgic 'remember who we were then' fails to fade… then one needs a ten year gap.But my problem with this book is I happen to like books that actually explain the world, and where the world makes sense. And this book, and this world, do not. Two groups which can fight extremely well due to the above mentioned magical powers: cool. These two groups in a world where no fighting goes on? Weird.So, anyway, I want to see in the ten year gap, and I want to learn about the world. Oh, and I hate this whole 'sacrifice' thing. Go on a quest and do great things, cool. Condemn to non-existence your potential family? Not at all cool.

  • Matt
    2018-11-21 04:11

    4.5 out of 5 starsI nabbed this book for free during a limited time offer. I'm probably too skeptical about the quality of some of these free offers, but the summary was interesting enough that I gave it a shot.I'm SO GLAD that I did! If I could've known how pleased I'd be with it ahead of time, I would've gladly paid full price.Once I started, I pretty much couldn't put it down. The way the magic works, the characters, the building tension and mystery sucked me in - the mark of a great story. I felt like there was enough that I could start to unravel on my own with some of the foreshadowing and small hints, but there were plenty of surprises left to experience, as well.I was glad for the quality in the writing, too. The style was approachable without being too simple. The author's "voice" resonated with me and had me moving along with the story, completely immersed, without any rough edges to force me out of it.Overall, incredibly satisfied with this book, and excited to see where the story goes in the sequels.

  • Harukahitoriki
    2018-12-13 22:11

    I liked the characters - not necessarily as people but I found them well developed and easy to relate to. They had vivid, lifelike personalities. My only issue with the book is that it was like the plot was an excuse just to add tension to the character's relationship, if that makes any sense. You have two main bits -I'm suddenly magical = separation from family (and eventually friends as even these special magical individuals are divided into two groups, and never shall the two intertwine -of course the two friends are in seperate groups because tension!) Um, never got a clear sense of why these two groups hate each other. Actually, what do these people even do? Why magical warriors when there's no war? -Murder!I get why there was a ten year gap, it's a valid authorial choice, I just feel like all that time could have been useful for world building.

  • Barbara J Maich
    2018-11-29 01:56

    A compelling story A must readThis is my 1st book by this author and I found it hard to put down. The author Captivated my interest from start to finish. It will leave you wanting to finish the series so order both now! A band of two factions who are not likely to band together for the greater good. It is full of twists and turns that captures your attention from beginning to the end. It is a fight that have the characters going against everything they have been taught to believe in where good steps ahead of evil. I recommend you grab this book now and enjoy the journey

  • Irene Nagy
    2018-11-21 05:08

    Division of the Marked is a wonderful tale about how a group of children meet, how they are separated and grow whilst apart and how,even though they are pitted against each other for a decade,they still hang onto the memories of childhood and become even closer;some more than others. March McCarron wrote with such soul that I laughed,I cried,I rejoiced and I grieved alongside her characters.A wonderful book,just what the doctor prescribed.

  • Bernadette Hutton
    2018-11-30 05:17

    Interesting readLiked that you could follow the main characters. The fact that there is a break within their relationships is easy to get past. A bit of a new take on powers or gifts that are usable rather than not. A book that could realistically take place anywhere however the author chose to make it up, secretly I am pleased about that.

  • Pinkpigg33
    2018-11-24 00:12

    YA fiction. I enjoyed this book!! It is similar to the TV show Heroes, with the abilities in that you can have just about any kind. There is friendship, factions, poor governing, greed, love. I feel like this is deeper than most fantasy YA fiction. It has lots going on that keeps the story moving without constant action. Characters develop, things change.

  • Lorraine
    2018-11-27 00:10

    GrippingA great storyline full of twists and turns. Friendships stretched to the limits by taught prejudices and the journey of trying to overcome those prejudices in order to survive.

  • Thi
    2018-11-18 03:58

    Maybe 3.5 for being very well written. The premise was interesting, the characters were fairly likeable, but something was just missing. It was interesting but not exciting.

  • Dana Wood
    2018-12-12 05:03

    Well built world with likable characters. Plot was interesting but had some holes. Did not hate it but did not love it either

  • T.L. Searle
    2018-11-23 22:14

    I liked this. A solid story with interesting characters.

  • Nakkia Robinson
    2018-11-14 23:59

    Too slowThis seems like it would be an amazing story. It was just so slow, I kept getting sleepy and losing my place.