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Benedict Jacka
Benedict Jacka became a writer almost by accident, when at nineteen he sat in his school library and started a story in the back of an exercise book. Since then he's studied philosophy at Cambridge, lived in China, and worked as everything from civil servant to bouncer to teacher before... show more

Benedict Jacka became a writer almost by accident, when at nineteen he sat in his school library and started a story in the back of an exercise book. Since then he's studied philosophy at Cambridge, lived in China, and worked as everything from civil servant to bouncer to teacher before returning to London to take up law.
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Irresponsible Reader
Irresponsible Reader rated it 2 months ago
“So who was it this time?” Anne asked as I walked over to inspect the device. “I can see the future not the past.” The bomb was a stack of plastique packed into the gym bag, the wires ending in contacts stuck into the blocks. It was crude but powerful, enough to blow apart the house, the victim, a...
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Wyvernfriend Reads rated it 4 months ago
Alex is in trouble, the council have voted to kill him and his dependants so he has to try to ensure that at least his apprentices are safe, he also has to deal with an artifact that his former master is trying to steal and the end has him have to make some hard decisions. This series just keeps get...
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Wyvernfriend Reads rated it 7 months ago
If they'd just leave him to his cozy bookshop and his quiet life he wouldn't keep getting in the way of their nefarious plans and making friends along the way, even if some of them have issues with him calling them friends. Anne Walker is one of them, she has serious issues with how he dealt with so...
Red Lace Reviews
Red Lace Reviews rated it 9 months ago
Hidden by Benedict Jacka My rating: 3 of 5 stars Whilst rumours of his master's return circulates throughout the mage community, Alex Verus, Diviner and known "outsider", chooses to ignore the gossip and focus on something else entirely, such as rebuilding damaged friendships. An interruption comes ...
Irresponsible Reader
Irresponsible Reader rated it 1 year ago
I expected this book to start with the equivalent of Voldemort bending Wormtail to his will while Nagini snacks on a Muggle. I couldn't have been more wrong -- Richard (lamest name ever for an arch-enemy, which is why it's so good) simply lays out his plan and tells Alex and Anne what they are suppo...
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