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... show more
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.
Publish date: August 28th 2012
Pages no: 313
Edition language: English
Series: Alex Verus (#3)
Top Shelf Urban Fantasy - 5 Stars Benedict Jacka raises his game in the third installment of the Alex Verus series. After a shaky start to the series, he has produced a book I can gladly display next to my favorite Urban Fantasy novels by Jim Butcher, Ben Aaronovitch and Larry Corriea. I have a s...
I actually rated this book 4.5 stars.Alex Verus’ life is running as smoothly as the life of an independent mage can run. He’s running his shop and training his apprentice Luna and trying to live his life as quietly as he can but it isn’t as easy as it used to be to keep his anonymity. His recent adv...
I'm going to say right from the beginning that I am huge fanpoodle of Benedict Jacka. It took me longer than I would have liked to get to this book, but when I finally started, I read it from start to finish in one sitting. Be prepared for much fanpoodling.The days of a peaceful life running his s...
This is probably one of the best urban fantasy series I've read, second only to the The Dresden Files. This one was great as usual - I love a main character with unique powers who is capable, smart, and not a push-over (and the author does it all while not making him over-powered).