Taken (Alex Verus Series #3)

Taken (Alex Verus Series #3)

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by Benedict Jacka
     
 

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This time last year, I could go weeks without seeing another mage. In mage society I was an unknown and, all in all, that was how I liked it. It’s hard to say what changed. Whatever it was, I got involved in the magical world again and started getting myself a reputation.

Alex Verus’s insights into the future used to be the best-kept secret…  See more details below

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This time last year, I could go weeks without seeing another mage. In mage society I was an unknown and, all in all, that was how I liked it. It’s hard to say what changed. Whatever it was, I got involved in the magical world again and started getting myself a reputation.

Alex Verus’s insights into the future used to be the best-kept secret in London. Now, with the aid of his apprentice, Luna, his unique investigative talents are all the rage. He just has to be careful about picking his employers, because everyone—even the beautiful woman who practically begs him to run security for a prestigious tournament—has motives that can be hard to predict. And Alex doesn’t do unpredictable.

But his latest gig just might be impossible. Apprentices have been vanishing without a trace—and someone on the Council could be involved. Alex has no evidence, no witnesses, and no suspects. All he knows is that someone is keeping tabs on him. And after assassins target Luna’s classmate, Alex sees that he doesn’t know the half of it—and that he could be the next to disappear.

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Jacka’s excellent third urban fantasy thriller starring British freelance diviner Alex Verus (after Cursed) features magical dueling with prestige and lives at stake. The White Stone tournament promises to offer harmless combat for eager apprentices of Light and Dark mages as representatives of both groups ask Alex to investigate the recent disappearance of several trainees. As Alex grapples with the mystery, he finds himself protecting one young woman from human thugs and supernatural assassins, uneasily inspecting the remote mansion where the contest will be held, and dodging his own implacable enemies. In short, Alex does what he usually does: look after vulnerable people, skeptically evaluate the Light mages’ smug self-righteousness, and keep half a step ahead of violent death. The action is fast and smart, playing with thriller conventions so that while readers get excitement they also are encouraged to think about what magic might mean in human terms. A superb book in an outstanding, provocative series. (Sept.)
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Praise for Fated

“An excellent novel, a gorgeously realized world with a uniquely powerful, vulnerable protagonist.”—Jim Butcher, #1 New York Times bestselling author

“Benedict Jacka writes a deft, thrill ride of an urban fantasy.”—Patricia Briggs, #1 New York Times bestselling author

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781101611258
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
08/28/2012
Series:
Alex Versus Series , #3
Sold by:
Penguin Group
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
37,615
File size:
766 KB
Age Range:
18 Years

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Meet the Author

Benedict Jacka is half-Australian, half-Armenian, and grew up in London. He’s worked as a teacher, bouncer, and civil servant, and spends his spare time skating and playing tabletop games. He’s currently studying to become a lawyer, on grounds that his life isn’t busy enough already.

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Taken (an Alex Verus Novel) 4.8 out of 5 based on 1 ratings. 11 reviews.
Anonymous 3 months ago
A nice addition to the series.
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BluntInstrument More than 1 year ago
Great series!
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If you are a fan of urban fantasy, read this series!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The more I read the more I like. This book was another great adventure of Alex. You get to see the regulars but also get introduced to some new players. There is a lot of magic and action in this tale and it keeps you glued to the edge of your seat from the beginning. Luna continues to mature and become more confident with her "powers". We get to see other types of magic that adds a lot to the story. Thanks for another great tale. I can't wait for the next!
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