Taken represents the next chapter not only in the life of Alex Verus but in the life of author Benedict Jacka as well, as they both grow in their abilities. It is with. Taken. Alex Verus’ 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. Taken (Alex Verus, book 3) by Benedict Jacka – book cover, description, publication history.
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It’s hard to buy that Alex always has little tricks and spells to negate or lessen the impact of the powers of more powerful mages but none of those other mages ever seem to have anything to counteract Alex’s powers. In the first age of Andeira, men and dragons brought together the two halves of the elemental magic of the world to create a union through which their magic, and the world, Sensitives are a step up from normals.
Onyx is the enemy, a very deadly battle mage, from Fated1, the Chosen of Mordenwho is himself one of the most powerful Dark mages. Some are very good others are ok. Item s unavailable for purchase. Beyond this it asks the question of “what does a real family look like” and explores the lengths that people magical or not will go to feed their obsessions. Others hunt humans and seem to find us I read on Benedict Jacka’s Wikipedia that he wrote a number of books that didn’t get published and I guess all that work prepared him for these books.
Burned Alex Verus series: I was 18 years old and in my final year at City of London School, and the library was on th There were some exciting actions scenes too, including one memorable one that involved some teleporting bad guys. There are no bad books, no boring periods, no times when the author doesn’t know how to move the plot forward.
Well worth a read. At times, Alex Verus is prone to the monologue but it does not, jaca my opinion, reflect poorly on the book. However, there were enough new characters, and returning old ones, to give the story a jack. In the all important third novel, the author shows that Alex Verus is here to stay. Mages aren’t any different from regular humans in this regard. He’s on moderately good terms with the Council, his apprentice is settling in and his shop in Camden is gaining quite a reputation It probably wouldn’t have been so noticable if the original source wasn’t one of the all-time creepiest things that I’ve ever read, so the similarities actually enhanced my reading experience since I kept picturing jqcka terrifying manga images.
I hope we see her again, and I am going to put my prediction out there right now that she and Luna are going to get in a spat over a particular someone.
Bound Alex Verus series: Quentin Coldwater’s life is changed forever by an apparently chance encounter: Some situations were so intense and others so frightening, I felt the adrenaline and the chills. Dec 28, Slategrey rated it really liked it Shelves: Apprentices have been vanishing without a trace-and someone on the Benedixt could be involved.
The build-up to the climax, and the climax were rather delicious. Then there are the mages.
I’m looking forward to the kinds of plots twists this is going to bring us. In Taken Alex is propositioned by a beautiful women to come to her aid. To ask benexict readers questions about Takenplease sign up.
Mages walk into a building and never come benedidt. Unlike authors who will toss their readers right in and hope for the best, or like authors who are hesitant about world building overpowering the story and so only give sporadic infodumps, Jacka finds a balance between the two. View all 3 comments.
The Characters Alex Verus is a diviner, able to see thousands of possible futures at a time, who just happens to run a magic shop in Camden Town. And I’m looking forward to avoiding more reality when the next ones come out. Unfortunately, the ending was rather spoiled benfdict me since the final setting, villain, and several scenes were extremely similar to those of the manga “Ghost Hunt”, published around This has kept the characters and story world from feeling stale.
Much of the story occurs during an apprentice dueling tournament. In a way, I’d say bnedict characters are more sophisticated than you’d find in your typical young adult fantasy series.
This audiobook can be listened to on: I’m hoping the similarities were unintentional, but they were oddly specific: Apr 25, Steve rated it it was amazing Shelves: Would you rather go rogue and learn to survive on your own than having a deranged master?
An urban fantasy mystery, javka character and depth.
While moderately graphic, the scenes are short. It makes me wonder if we are born with this particular power, did the power choose us, or it’s our will that’s able to manifest it.
Taken Alex Verus series: It’s jacja that Luna’s position as apprentice has been firmly established — no more of that confusion whether Luna will be his friend or at one time, I thought would be his love interest.
If you’ve followed the series up to this point you’ve gotten to know Alex and he’s sort of building a reputation that he’d often rather not have with the magic community.
I’m tken writing one review and pasting it jqcka all the books because it really reads like one long story, not individual stories, which is impressive. There is in Lo On top of the missing apprentices, one of Luna’s classmates, Anne, seems to be having a death target on her back