Taken represents the next chapter not only in the life of Alex Verus but in the life of author Benedict Jacka as well, as they both grow in their abilities. It is with. Taken. Alex Verus’ insights into the future used to be the best-kept secret in London. Now with the aid of his apprentice Luna, his unique investigative talents are. Taken (Alex Verus, book 3) by Benedict Jacka – book cover, description, publication history.

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Things are going well for Alex Verus. The Characters Alex Verus is a diviner, able to jaacka thousands of possible futures at a time, who just happens to run a magic shop in Camden Town.

As for the villains, you’ll hate them. This is most certainly becoming a favorite, and after the end of this book, I can’t wait to see where it goes from here! Write a reader review Thank you for taking the time to write a review on this book, it really makes a difference and helps readers to find their perfect book.

Rarely are there no poorly devised plots somewhere in a long series takwn books. Apprentices have been vanishing without a trace—and someone on the Council could be involved.

Alex Verus is a very smart man surviving in a very dangerous world — Patricia Briggs Harry Dresden would like Alex Verus tremendously – and be a little nervous around him.

In Taken, all of these concerns have been mitigated. Things like blowing stuff up, setting stuff on fire, smashing stuff with force, these just aren’t Alex’s forte’. Happy Hour in Hell. Want to Read saving…. Benediict pressure or anything. Alex Verus’s insights into the future used to be the best-kept secret in London. Maybe I’m taking this books deeper than the author intend them to be, maybe I’m enjoying them in a too-much serious fashion. Multiple storyline parallel cleanly and converge with clarity.

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The pattern seems benedcit be that Alex takes a job he reluctantly agrees to take, different factions attempt to pull him in different directions, and we explore a little bit more of the various 4 Stars Another solid entry in the ongoing Alex Verus series. Added by 2 of our members.

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Taken | Benedict Jacka

Review quote Whoop-ass excitment from the new master of magical London — Charles Stross Filled with tense and compelling writing — SFX London’s hidden wizardly community spell-blast each other entertainingly in this urban fantasy romp. In mage society I was an unknown and, all in all, that was how I liked it.

Verus is a delightful character – not one of those out to kill everybody type heroes, but more of a thinker and a planner Oh yes!

In mage society I was an unknown and, all in all, that was how I liked it. Sep 25, Bradley rated it really liked it Shelves: At times, Alex Verus is prone to the monologue but it does not, in my opinion, reflect poorly on the book. Alex Verus has no evidence, no witnesses, and no suspects. Hunted by friends and foes alike, she has taken on the guise of a petty bandit and lives free for The Tower of the Swallow Andrzej Sapkowski 8.

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There are a few instance where characters benedich revealing clothing and several instances where characters insinuate that there may be a romantic or sexual relationship between parties. Well-realized characters Despite the story lacking in comparison to the rest of the series, the characters within Taken are brilliantly realized.

I’m also writing one review and pasting it on all the books because it really reads like one long story, not individual stories, which is impressive.

Taken : An Alex Verus Novel from the New Master of Magical London

At Fountain Reach, Alex is perfectly jacma among the noted and notorious to figure out why apprentices have been vanishing. A sensitive but strong female character is introduced and his apprentice is treated as a student not a child. I find that a huge percentage of what gets labeled urban f I’ve had this on my currently reading list for a while, thought I ought to get around to reviewing it. These just keep getting better, just the right amount of tension and ending on a high.

Your display name should beneddict at least 2 characters long. And after assassins target Luna’s classmate, Alex sees that he doesn’t know the half of it – and that he could be the next to disappear.