Dark rituals drag London mage Alex Verus into the center of a conspiracy in this thrilling novel from the national bestselling author of Marked. Since. Cursed. Things are going well for Alex Verus. He’s on moderately good terms with the Council, Luna’s settling in as his apprentice, and nobody has tried to kill . For those of you who don’t have it yet, or who have a friend who might be interested, Cursed is currently on sale! It’s being promoted by.

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If he can keep churning out these quality stories, he will be ranked as one of the greats cursex the genre in no-time. Arachne, the gigantic magical dress-making spider we came to love in Fatedturns out to be the friend Alex can really count on; and Rachel, his ex from the dark days, is back plotting against him.

The reader is brought alone with two major storylines at a brisk pace. Garrick is a magical mercenary; he works for the person who pays. Thankfully Jacka has blended nicely the use of modern day weapons; rocket launchers, sniper rifles and jadka mines to tell his story.

Touching Luna is about as safe as handling radioactive contact poison, and has a similar effect on your life expectancy. I liked the story but it didn’t blow my wig. Dark rituals drag London mage Alex Verus into the center of a conspiracy in this thrilling novel from the national bestselling author of Marked.

He still seems to see them as damsels who need his ongoing protection but he seems to recognize this a flaw late in the book. Animals with magic abilities.

Welcome to Fountain Reach. I found these recommended there. Published May 29th by Ace first published January 1st He is the world where men have conversations, make decisions, analyze the future and act upon it. The next day, Luna’s boyfriend takes ownership of a disastrous magical object and in general, acts like a jerk. This time, the characters seemed flat.


Chosen Alex Verus series: We’ve found that while readers like to know what we think of a book they find additional reader reviews a massive help in deciding if it is the right book for them.

Veiled Alex Verus series: There is in Lo For those of you wanting a new block-buster series in this genre, this is it. It is fun and action packed but now bigger, angrier, and absolutely nuts.

He can see the future, but knowing who to trust is something else. It was an amazing journey and benefited the whole book and series, and I can honestly say that very, very few characters are as well explored as that.

Alex Verus is a very smart man surviving in a very dangerous world — Patricia Briggs. London’s hidden wizardly community spell-blast each other entertainingly in this urban fantasy romp.

I appreciated that it was addressed. Maybe its the Brit thing. As for the back up cast. While I really liked Luna in Fatedmost of the plot in this book is based on her not being very smart this is me tr 3.

Cursed by Benedict Jacka book review

Add the monkey’s paw to the mix and you’ve got one hell of a brilliant story. I do like this series. He’s on moderately good terms with the Council, his apprentice is settling in and his shop in Camden is gaining quite a reputation. Seeing the future is rather beast. The only bit of this second novel that doesn’t improve on the first is the climax. I also loved Arachne. A mage who can use them is called a chance mage, a luck mage, or sometimes especially if the mage is female a witch.

Cursed: An Alex Verus Novel by Benedict Jacka – book review

Alex’s narrative is full of character and adds so much to the story itself. But trust me, you will know it when you read it.

These aren’t going to be recognised as great characters by the greater literary world, but with a few tweaks and further development they could become recognised as some of the greats of the genre.


Add into that a heady mix of narrative genius that actually gives Alex a real voice cuesed your head, and the first 50 or so pages are exhilarating. Alex, Luna, Sonder, and Cinder a This series is a corker.

Benedict Jacka treats us to the follow up to Fated and, indeed, ‘treats’ is the word. This sequel was not only engrossing but delightful all the way, and the very few problems I had with the first book are absent here.

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He ended up getting what he deserved, though. Benedict Jacka interview Benddict Benedict Jacka One overcast day in November I sat down at a study cubicle in my school library. The plot was fairly straightforward and the events in the book happened over the course of a few days. At one of his jobs, Alex discovers someone is draining energy out of magical creatures.

The next book includes a form of games which seems highly fitting in Olympic year, but Jackq have a feeling any competition Alex Verus takes part in won’t be the sort of thing we’d see on our screens Oh, and I also really liked the main bad guy I am rubbish with nameshe came across as this God of War, invulnerable character and really added to the danger and excitement of the novel.

Jacka simultaneously tried to handle too much, and yet worked with his ideas too little. So, from now on, I won’t mention Butcher again until the end. It was very much a continuation of the first story, therefore it had a lot of the same strengths and the same negatives.

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