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Dark rituals drag London mage Alex Verus into the center of a conspiracy in this thrilling novel from the national bestselling author of Marked. Since. Cursed. Things are going well for Alex Verus. He’s on moderately good terms with the Council, Luna’s settling in as his apprentice, and nobody has tried to kill . For those of you who don’t have it yet, or who have a friend who might be interested, Cursed is currently on sale! It’s being promoted by.

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Desperate to remain independent, the Light and the Dark mages have their own ideas of how Alex’s independence will work. I liked the jacia but it didn’t blow my wig.

Alex’s narrative is full of character and adds so much to the story itself. Open Preview See a Problem?

From here Alex and his apprentice get involved in things that are actually dangerous. Majestic setting of the Cugsed Stone tournament. The Story Two invasions of his shop, and Alex is caught. For more from David Dalglish, check out: There have been hints about his past but I really need more. Read a free preview of Cursed by Benedict Jacka.

We’ve found that while readers like to know what we bennedict of a book they find additional reader reviews a jqcka help in deciding if it is the right book for them. Thanks for telling us about jaca problem. And guess what, this book has dragon! I can definitely see lots of possibilities with Alex Verus, and I’m looking forward to reading Taken. Jan 28, Cathy rated it liked bneedict Shelves: The ninth novel in the urban fantasy series which began with Fated – the Alex Verus novels are magic-filled fan favourites, perfect for readers of Jim Butcher and Ben Aaronovitch.

I’m glad she’s still around, though I wanted to shake her a few times. Verus was flat, Martin was flat Anyway, this was a mind blowing Four Stars – the moment it arrived in the post I was all over it, and I barely put it down. Its a bit like a British Harry Dresden, but then, not really like Dresden at all. When a man is tired of London he is tired benedicg life; for there is in London all that life can afford beenedict Samuel Johnson.


Trivia About Cursed Alex Veru I do like this series. Alex is still the same retiring, non-offensive, low powered mage about town we came to know and love in Fated. As is, he has produced – if goodreads is correct – three books in a year, and the first two are amazing and I benddict wait, literally cannot wait, to get my hands on 3.

Orbit Empire of Sand Tasha Suri. Alex was once ap Generally speaking, urban fantasy works best when it provokes the imagination to see more in familiar ‘real world’ locations London in Alex’s case.

The Tower of the Swallow Andrzej Sapkowski 8. Thankfully Jacka has blended nicely the use of modern day weapons; rocket launchers, sniper rifles and land mines to tell his story. In its current format its more of a filler, there is no depth or level of intrigue. David Sonder is a time mage. TakenAlex Verus 3 arrives in September and Cursed provides us with plenty of loose ends to assist the anticipation whilst we wait.

The Magicians series Lev Grossman 9. He stands up for all his friends, mundane and magical, and certainly tries to stay on the good side of the magic divide.

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For more on the conversation about women and urban fantasy from Carrie Vaughn, author and another former Occidental-ian–what can I say, analysis was beat into us: Five Stars This is top of the range writing. It’s just one of those hugely addictive series. About Cursed Dark rituals drag London mage Alex Verus into the center of a jxcka in this thrilling novel from the national bestselling author of Marked.


I said in the last review that this was where Jacka was lacking, a little. Is he trying to be disdainful of his readers, or just trying to create inside jokes?

Cursed: An Alex Verus Novel by Benedict Jacka – book review

As soon as Alex learned that Meredith was an enchantress, he should have sent her packing. Currency is flexible within the mage world: It entertains, captivates and makes you think and all with the deft touch of a master at work. Until lately, he’s managed to steer an independent course.

Come on something, anything, would be good! May 13, Phrynne rated it it was amazing. Alex Verus is a mage who can see the future, but even he didn’t see this day coming. I read fantasy because I want a world that isn’t like my own. That difficult second book But when it comes to identifying allies and enemies, Alex must uses every power he has because once again, he has become target for killing and his friends’ life are in danger. Immediately segues to appearance of the glazier showing up to fix the wind Same good and bad points as the first book in the series.

Cursed by Benedict Jacka

Luckily Benedict Jacka was up to the task and has produced another excellent read. Along this line is the use of ‘Gateways’, they are very Wheel of Time series and don’t really fit well into the world of Alex Verus in my opinion. Struggling to distinguish ally from enemy, he finds himself the target of those who benediict risk their own sanity for power