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Veiled Audiobook

Veiled: An Alex Verus Novel

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Publisher's Summary

Alex Verus is a mage who can see the future, but even he couldn't have seen this day coming. Alex has agreed to join the Keepers, the magical police force, to protect his friends from his old master, the Dark mage Richard Drakh.

Going legit was always going to be difficult for an outcast like Alex, and there are those in the Keepers who aren't keen to see an ex-Dark mage succeed. Especially when Dark mages are making a play for a seat on the council for the first time in history.

Alex finally has the law on his side - but trapped between Light and Dark politics, investigating a seedy underworld with ties to the highest of powers, will a badge be enough to save him?

©2015 Benedict Jacka (P)2015 Tantor

What the Critics Say

"Fated is an excellent novel, a gorgeously realised world with a uniquely powerful, vulnerable protagonist. Books this good remind me why I got into the storytelling business in the first place." (Jim Butcher on Fated)

"Jacka puts other urban fantasists to shame.... A stellar blend of thoughtful philosophy and explosive action." (Publishers Weekly on Chosen)

"Harry Dresden would like Alex Verus tremendously - and be a little nervous around him. I just added Benedict Jacka to my must-read list." (Jim Butcher, author of the Dresden Files)

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    Hazel A. 03/03/2016
    Hazel A. 03/03/2016 Member Since 2014
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    "Alex Verus goes to the dark err light side."

    A bit if a change for Verus but definitely shows Jacka has big plans for the long suffering Mage.

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    Kathie Liskeard, United Kingdom 19/11/2015
    Kathie Liskeard, United Kingdom 19/11/2015 Member Since 2011
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    "Can't wait for next book"

    The series has been excellent and I've enjoyed every book. Complex plots, endless twists and turns, and believable characters in spite of being (contemporary) magicians.

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    Ray 18/11/2015
    Ray 18/11/2015 Member Since 2014

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    "Develops the plot and sets up further sequels"

    This is a good middle-of-the-series book and develops the characters and relationships in interesting ways.

    The narration is expressive and engaging which I enjoyed, though I'm not sure about Luna's accent!

    In summary - good fun!

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    petitbilbo Brussels 17/09/2015
    petitbilbo Brussels 17/09/2015 Member Since 2014
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    "Alex Verus gets even darker"

    In this book, the progression since the very first is marked at every level: the writing is very fast paced (when it Fated, although not bad at all, it seemed a bit awkward at times), the characters are well 'fleshed out' and have matured, the plot thickens ever more and even the narrator's style and voice has become deeper and darker.

    The most accomplished volume of an already excellent series.

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    Voyager 30/08/2015
    Voyager 30/08/2015

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    "Top notch, period."

    Great series with a top notch narrator. Looking forward to the next one in early 2016.

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    Natalie 13/08/2015
    Natalie 13/08/2015 Member Since 2016
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    "The story continues"

    Good twists and turns in the continuing story. Definitely a lot darker in tone, but a good progression. The narration is very good.

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    Kitty 12/08/2015
    Kitty 12/08/2015 Member Since 2014
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    "Each book gets better than the last"
    Would you listen to Veiled again? Why?

    Each one of the books in this series get a bit better. The writting less awkward and the narration less robotic. They're nothing amazing but I'm still looking forward to the next one.


    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

    He's got a lot better since the first book.


    Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Not an emotional reaction but I'm enjoying the charactor development of the supporting cast. I like the way Luna, Anne and Vari have progressed and the interactions between them.


    Any additional comments?

    I feel invested in the characters and want to know where they'll end up. Although I'm reasonably sure I could predict the direction the next book or two is going to go in.

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  • Mariel Segovia
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    "Friggin' love this series. Obsessed."

    Love the stories and colorful characters.

    The narrator is king - LOVE HIM ! Highly recommend this entire series to anyone interested in being hooked with a new story !!

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