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Summary

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. But with only seven days to work with, will he have time left over save his own skin?

©2016 Benedict Jacka (P)2016 Tantor

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"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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Wow, didn't expect that.

What a fantastic book! Verus and his friends are involved in such twists and turns. You'll enjoy every minute and it will leave you wanting to jump into the next book.

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Good series but starting to get stuck

I've been enjoying this series but it's starting to get stuck. The entire of this book was just set up for the next one, and in both this book and the last one the hero took a long time to achieve nothing. The list of bad guys continues to grow as no-one is ever defeated which means unfortunately the same people turn up over and over again which gets boring. If the series continues like this I'll have to give it up.

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Now what will happen?

What made the experience of listening to Burned the most enjoyable?

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 all, this is a story of survival and friendship. I adore the characters, their interaction and the way the story develops. In fact, I was hooked from the first book.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Seriously? It's a toss up between Alex and Anne. I love Alex's "dangerous coward" view of life and the curiosity of diviners. On the other hand, Anne is prepared to take serious risks to save those she cares about.

What does Gildart Jackson bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

As I haven't read any of the books, I can't comment on that bit. Narration is excellent throughout all the books. A book heard brings the characters to life in a way that merely reading a book can't.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Several but one specifically. Towards the end, Alex touches Anne's face. No more, it would include spoilers.

Any additional comments?

Give us the next one !!!

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hurry up with the next book PLEASE

totally invested in this series I so need to now what is going to happen next

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This is Dark - in so many ways!

So many surprises, so many battles/fights and dodging tactics! And Doom!

This is a change of pace! Be warned - you will need to get the next one - I’m off to get it now!

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fantastic

oh boy just when I think things are going to work out for Verus they become worse. Not sure what will happen next but I'm getting the next book to find out soon!

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What can I say...

The twists and turns of this book, the amazing skill of Jacka to make you feel several emotions in a heartbeat. This ia what makes this a book you can not put down. The reading by Jackson was first class and built a truly electric atmosphere. I've already downloaded the next one and will start listening once this review is finished. Another brilliant book in an awesome series.

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I just love this series.

This last one has opened up a whole new path, well done!

I can't wait for the next one.

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What a really good series

Great series of books but I thought the final to this one was a bit flat.
Another one on the way?

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waiting for the next one

I jumped right in at book 7 now I need to go back to the start of this series, hopefully this will keep me occupied while I wait desperately for the sequel.

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Best book in the series so far!

This is hands down the best book in the Alex Verus series so far, and the ending just makes me long for my next monthly credit so I can hear what happens next. The suspence in this book is incredible!

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  • 18-09-16

Great book

Fun, exciting, interesting characters and world and a great continuation of the series. I hope the next book comes soon.