Alex Verus
Books in series7
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(4.5 based on 1564 ratings)
  • 1
    Fated: Alex Verus, Book 1 | Benedict Jacka

    Fated: Alex Verus, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Benedict Jacka
    • Narrated By Gildart Jackson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (412)
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    (385)
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    Camden, North London. A tangled, mangled junction of train lines, roads and waterways. Where minor celebrities hang out with minor criminals and where tourists and moody teenagers mingle. In the heart of Camden, where rail meets road meets leyline, you might find the Arcana Emporium, run by one Alex Verus. He won't sell you a wand or mix you a potion, but if you know what you're looking for, he might just be able to help.

    Huge Disappointment

    I was recommended this as a fan of Ben Aaronovitch's Rivers of London books and Jim Butcher's Dresden Files and I was in such hope of a new series. S..Show More »

    Reviewed on 31 May 2015 by Sue (Dunstable, United Kingdom)
  • 2
    Cursed: An Alex Verus Novel | Benedict Jacka

    Cursed: An Alex Verus Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Benedict Jacka
    • Narrated By Gildart Jackson
    Overall
    (225)
    Performance
    (205)
    Story
    (206)

    Things are going well for Alex Verus. He's on moderately good terms with the Council, his apprentice is settling in, and his shop in Camden is gaining quite a reputation. But when a mysterious woman bursts into the Arcana Emporium one night with an assassin on her tail, Alex is thrown into a plot to revive a long-forbidden ritual.

    Perfectly average

    Eh, maybe. The series is unchallenging, perfectly decent to do something else to - doesn't require much focus. I don't mind Jackson as a narrator, but..Show More »

    Reviewed on 31 May 2015 by paper (Reading, United Kingdom)
  • 3
    Taken: An Alex Verus Novel | Benedict Jacka

    Taken: An Alex Verus Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Benedict Jacka
    • Narrated By Gildart Jackson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (186)
    Performance
    (169)
    Story
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    Welcome to Fountain Reach. Ancient seat of the Aubuchon dynasty. Majestic setting of the White Stone tournament. Alex Verus' (not necessarily reliable) reputation attracts all sorts. Most are plain bonkers. Yet there's one invitation he just can't refuse. At Fountain Reach, Alex is perfectly placed among the noted and notorious to figure out why apprentices have been vanishing.

    Definitely going the wrong way

    I read the first two Benedict Jacka's Alex Verus novels thinking the first one was pretty good and the second one was OK. I was hoping this was going..Show More »

    Reviewed on 12 September 2015 by Russ Varley (Scarborough, United Kingdom)
  • 4
    Chosen: An Alex Verus Novel | Benedict Jacka

    Chosen: An Alex Verus Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Benedict Jacka
    • Narrated By Gildart Jackson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (188)
    Performance
    (175)
    Story
    (175)

    Life is quiet for Alex Verus. Amazing. With a flat full of friends (and the occasional fish) and business booming, why not enjoy the humdrum here and now? But of course that's too good to be true. In a sudden and cruel pincer movement of fate, Alex finds himself fighting a sinister and powerful gang as well as his own demons - for the same crime. Held hostage by the choices of his past, Alex's future is now in jeopardy....

    Book 4

    Great as usual although a lot darker than the last books. you get to know more about Alex's history.
    sets you up for the next book :)

    Reviewed on 23 May 2015 by Amazon Customer (St Clears, United Kingdom)
  • 5
    Hidden: An Alex Verus Novel | Benedict Jacka

    Hidden: An Alex Verus Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Benedict Jacka
    • Narrated By Gildart Jackson
    Overall
    (175)
    Performance
    (164)
    Story
    (162)

    Never look back. Alex Verus is a diviner who can see probable futures - a talent that's gotten him and his friends out of many a tough scrape. But what happens when someone doesn't want Alex's help? Alex's friend, the life mage Anne, distanced herself from him when she found out about his past as a Dark apprentice. Now she's in serious trouble but wants nothing to do with him. Alex has to start wondering if Anne's problem is really with him - or if there's a secret she's trying to hide.

    Series starts off as good and ends up great.

    I've done a couple of reviews for books in this series recently and have said nearly everything there is to say without giving away spoilers. The plot..Show More »

    Reviewed on 29 May 2015 by nicole (United Kingdom)
  • 6
    Veiled: An Alex Verus Novel | Benedict Jacka

    Veiled: An Alex Verus Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Benedict Jacka
    • Narrated By Gildart Jackson
    Overall
    (165)
    Performance
    (152)
    Story
    (150)

    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 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.

    Reviewed on 03 March 2016 by Hazel A. ()
  • 7
    Burned | Benedict Jacka

    Burned

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Benedict Jacka
    • Narrated By Gildart Jackson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (213)
    Performance
    (196)
    Story
    (196)

    Alex Verus has a magic shop in Camden, London, and an uncanny ability to see the future. But suddenly everyone can see Alex's future. Because the Mage's Council of Great Britain just named him a traitor and ordered his death in seven days' time, and there's no way anyone can get out of that. Alex's friends - Luna and the other apprentices he's taken in - are tainted by association. They'll be marked for death, too, when the ruling comes into play, and Alex becomes locked in a race against time to save them.

    Now what will happen?

    This is an author who involves himself deeply in his characters. That means that the story flows well and, okay, has some unexpected twists. All in ..Show More »

    Reviewed on 03 July 2016 by Sheryl Mason (Auckland, - New Zealand)