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Fallen

An Alex Verus Novel
Narrated by: Gildart Jackson
Series: Alex Verus, Book 10
Length: 11 hrs
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Summary

Everything is on the line for probability mage Alex Verus in the 10th urban fantasy novel from the best-selling author of Fated.

Once Alex Verus was a diviner trying to live quietly under the radar. Now he's a member of the Light Council who's found success, friends...and love. But it's come with a price - the council is investigating him, and if they find out the truth, he'll lose everything. 

Meanwhile, Alex's old master, Richard Drakh, is waging a war against the council, and he's preparing a move that will bring Alex and the life mage, Anne, under his control. Caught between Richard and the council, Alex's time is running out. To protect those he cares for, Alex will have to become something different. Something darker....

©2019 Benedict Jacka (P)2019 Hachette Audio UK

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Definitely Dark

Well, yes. We were warned, I just didn't realise how far into darkness Benedict Jacka was going to go with this one. Parts I should have known, the hints were there from previous books, I just didn't pick up on the Drakh bit.

Definitely NOT a book to start with, there is too much back story for anyone to understand a lot of the book unless they've listened to (or read) the previous books. It's almost as if characters from every book made an appearance in this one (maybe they did, I lost count).

Beautifully narrated as usual by Gildart Jackson, although some of the voices changed from previous books. I think that's been commented on before regarding previous books.

In some ways this is a rough book to listen to, it takes away so much that Alex has worked for. I'm trying not to give anything away in this review so I won't list anything else. It does, however, leave the reader with a bit of a cliffhanger ending, of which I'm not fond - especially when we have to wait probably a year for the next book.

The writing is powerful, character development for Alex is taken several steps further and, to be honest, it's a bit of a rollercoaster as far as emotions go.

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Brilliant storyline

This one really steps it up for all the lead characters and is my favourite of the series so far, well worth reading the first ones though as they set the scene. Perfect for Jim Butcher fans too.

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Closing in on the big finale

After the story became a bit repetitive in the last couple of books, it takes a turn and changes pace in the this volume. Finally there is some progress and we get a peak at some of Richard's big plans. Good Performance be Gildart Jackson, who I enjoy as a narrator. It feels as if he had ever so slightly changed his intonation on Arachne though. I'd really love for these books to be translated into a TV series. I struggle with all the different characteristics of Elsewhere and its probably easier to understand in a visual medium.

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never disappoints!

A series that ticks all the boxes! only downside is I've got to wait for the next release now😭👌🏾

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Dragging on

This series is going on a bit. I think Alex just needs to die now or defeat everyone and live happily ever after. Stop the whining. And why has Aracni (?) turned into Fu Manchu. Think even the narrator is getting bored and just throwing in any old voice. They all sound the same now.

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Kaz 🥰 England 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿

I was actually quite disappointed with this one as opposed to the other books 📖 i’ve purchased & listened to in this series The characters weren’t as good as i thought 💭 they’d be & i agree that the difference in the voices just didn’t make sense I still definitely prefer the Dresden books 📚 coz Harry is my absolute favourite wizard 🧙‍♂️ I also didn’t like the way this one ☝🏽 left you hanging but as they say “Each to there own “ so maybe you’ll like it more than i did!! 😊

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Excellent book

You know where you are with this author, in for a hard twisted ride, lots of bucks and rears to make you want to stay to the finish. How will Alex survive? The only sure thing is that he will in some form or other but who will be with him, where and how that could go in any direction. Riveting writing, know way to stop listening.

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Verus does not disappoint

Verus does not disappoint. The tempering of his persona continues thanks to a nudge from Arachne.

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great absolutely great

When I started listening to the Alex Verous series I thought they were good but just a rip off of the Harry Dresden series. The A V series however just gets better and better leaving Harry Dresden far behind.

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Just keeps getting better

Great narration for the main characters but some of the secondary ones seem too similar. Overall great story and story telling.