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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The place was slower and the plot seemed to plod in parts. Aug 20, Mandapanda rated it really liked it Shelves: Multiple storyline parallel cleanly and converge with clarity.

Taken : An Alex Verus Novel from the New Master of Magical London

Prior to this, a lot of apprentices had gone missing, vanishing into thin air, with no possible way to track them down. Sep 10, Chip rated it it was ok Shelves: I find that a huge percentage of what gets labeled urban f I’ve had this on my currently reading list for a while, thought I ought to get around to reviewing it.

But his latest gig just might be impossible. Benedjct publish them on our site once we’ve reviewed them. On the plus side, Luna wasn’t acting like jac,a spoiled brat in this book.

Alex Verus 10 books. Benedict Jacka interview About Benedict Jacka One overcast day in November I sat down at a study cubicle in my school library. Some of Luna’s fellow apprentices include the very polite Anne Walkera Life mage; the vicious, tale-telling Natasha ; Charles ; and, the extremely suspicious Variam Jacckaa fire mage. 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.

I hope we get to see more of this in later books. But the tournament is a minefield of ancient grudges and new threats, and Alex can’t afford to miss a trick as his elusive adversary stays one step ahead in venedict most dangerous of games. Things like blowing stuff up, setting stuff on fire, smashing stuff with force, these just aren’t Alex’s forte’. Some one suggested these books as something to read till the next Dresden comes out.


And they interact a lot over the course of the bejedict. Or would you accept any sponsorship you could get, in order to not been spotted, even if you betray your core self in the process?

And after assassins target Luna’s classmate, Alex sees that he doesn’t know the half of it-and that takeen could be the next to disappear. There are so many surprises throughout the book that it will keep you on your toes until the end.

All he knows is that someone is keeping jackq on him.

Now, with the aid of his apprentice, Luna, his unique investigative talents are all the rage. About this title Audio Format.

And Alex doesn’t do unpredictable. Item s unavailable for purchase.

Ratings and Reviews 0 0 star ratings 0 reviews. Persistence is taksn off with this series. The pattern seems to be that Alex takes ta,en job he reluctantly agrees to take, different factions attempt to pull him in different directions, and we explore a little bit more of the various aspects of the mage world, genedict a few fun action sequences thrown in.

Read these books get to know Mr. Dec 28, Slategrey rated it really liked it Shelves: I have books on my phone, tablet, computer, and actual books in the bathrooms.

When Rin aced the Keju—the Empire-wide test to find the most talented youth to learn at the Academies—it was a shock to everyone: You’ve successfully reported this review. I burned through the ones that were already published then and have snapped up each as it’s been released since.

This involves fighting but little direct violence. This Universe amazes me. The Good 3, 4, 5 My star rating has steadily increases as the series has progressed.


Alex Verus has a magic shop in Camden, London, and an uncanny ability to see the future. Alex Verus beneeict a diviner who can see probable futures – a talent that’s gotten him and his friends out of many a tough bensdict. I have trouble praising books, I much benesict to criticize them cause it’s easier.

A good read, but not on par as the previous two. I am used to reading and leaving and returning to a book which gives me a lot of time to enjoy them. Alex was once ap I have typically books on my currently reading list. Review quote Whoop-ass excitment from the new master of magical London — Charles Stross Filled with tense and compelling writing — SFX London’s hidden wizardly community spell-blast each other entertainingly in this urban fantasy romp.

Taken by Benedict Jacka book review

I think I’m gonna like these new characters. Jaxka Swift Kate Griffin 8. In Fated, especially, I got a sense of ttaken powerful Alex could be, but also of just how very vulnerable he is. Alongside that, however, is the growth and development of Alex Verus as a character, as well as his own entourage. And, sad to say, sadly realistic with mages who are more interested in self-advancement, revenge, and power than doing the right thing.

He’s agreed to join the Keepers, the magical police force, to protect his frien We are experiencing technical difficulties. Tamen follows it an exciting well crafted story that holds the interest in my case this time in spite of my having to put the book down and read other things before I could get back to it.

However, it was the new characters that really drove a lot of the story in Taken.