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Fated - Benedict Jacka
Fated
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Alex Verus is part of a world hidden in plain sight, running a magic shop in London. And while Alex's own powers aren't as showy as some mages, he does have the advantage of foreseeing the possible future--allowing him to pull off operations that have a million-to-one-chance of success.But when... show more
Alex Verus is part of a world hidden in plain sight, running a magic shop in London. And while Alex's own powers aren't as showy as some mages, he does have the advantage of foreseeing the possible future--allowing him to pull off operations that have a million-to-one-chance of success.But when Alex is approached by multiple factions to crack open a relic from a long-ago mage war, he knows that whatever's inside must be beyond powerful. And thanks to his abilities, Alex can predict that by taking the job, his odds of survival are about to go from slim to none...
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Format: papier
ISBN: 9781937007294 (9781937007294)
ASIN: 1937007294
Publisher: Ace
Pages no: 304
Edition language: English
Series: Alex Verus (#1)
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bookaneer
bookaneer rated it
3.0 “I've heard of a guy in Chicago who advertises in the phone book under "Wizard," although that's probably a urban legend.”
~~MOVED FROM GR~~ Fated (Alex Verus #1) by Benedict Jacka Fated has Jim Butcher's seal of approval. Need I say more? I can certainly see why it appeals to fans of The Dresden Files--there are quite a few similarities, especially to Harry's earlier adventures.Alex Verus is a professional wizard m...
Carolyn Cannot Live Without Books!
Carolyn Cannot Live Without Books! rated it
0.0
This book just couldn't hold my interest, so I gave up. I more than likely will try this book again.
Timmeloche
Timmeloche rated it
3.0 Fated (An Alex Verus Novel)
3 Stars The story was one of the weaker parts of the book. When I am reading the first book of a series, I expect the author to take me along somewhat slowly and introduce me to the world and to the characters. At the outset of the book, we are given a minimal introduction to Alex Verus, the centr...
kindleaholic
kindleaholic rated it
Working on rev...Liked this one a lot. Interesting magic, good characters, good action. Not as kickass as my usual UF reads, but the MC did fine in his own way.
Danielle's Reading Adventures
Danielle's Reading Adventures rated it
5.0
Fated is a fantastic debut novel. This is what urban fantasy can accomplish, taking fantasy concepts and giving them a new spin in a modern setting. Jacka uses the concept of an age-old war between Dark and Light Mages and sets it in contemporary London. While many will think of Dresden and recom...
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