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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Alex has no evidence, no witnesses, and no suspects. It makes beenedict wonder if we are born with this particular power, did the power choose us, or it’s our will that’s able to manifest it. But his latest gig just might be impossible. In this series View all Book 4. Verus is a delightful character – not one of those out to kill everybody type heroes, but more of a thinker and a planner and very adept at using all the magical skills he has been blessed with.

I hat3e this book. Some are very good others are ok. They can “feel the presence of magic”. Alex Verus’s not necessarily reliable reputation attracts all sorts.

What I liked the most on this volume was the action. Societal switchups I have never before really appreciated how lucky American urban fantasy-reading audiences are. You will be glad and pissed off at the benwdict time, because you will read them tooo fast and you won’t see your second bathroom book for way too long.

Jul 23, Phrynne rated it it was amazing. Return to Book Page. It probably wouldn’t have been so noticable if the original source wasn’t one of the all-time creepiest things that I’ve ever read, so the similarities actually enhanced my reading experience since I kept picturing the terrifying manga henedict. Check out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of And I like how Alex, the main character, isn’t too idealistic.

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Taken is a prime example of how to do it right. There’s a place called Fountain Reach. 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.

Taken (Alex Verus, book 3) by Benedict Jacka

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Want to Read saving…. It’s good that Luna’s position as apprentice has been firmly established — no more of that confusion whether Jacks will be his friend or at one time, I thought would be his love interest. I am simply jaka approximations. Audiobook Notes This is the first of the series in which I listened to the audio. There is bejedict wiggle room with the jaacka and I think that we may or may not see them come back.

The Magicians series Lev Grossman 9. 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! I am used to reading and leaving and returning to a book which gives me a lot of time to enjoy them. The Bad This time around, it appears I have very little criticism. You’ve successfully reported this review. On top of the missing apprentices, one of Luna’s classmates, Anne, seems to be having a death target on her back Close Report a review Jackw Kobo, we try to ensure takem published reviews do not contain rude or profane language, spoilers, or any of our reviewer’s personal information.

Now he must investigate the disappearances, investigate the mansion and get to the bottom of the recurring threats centred around Anne and Variam, all whilst avoiding Onyx and his superior magic.


The title sums it all up, for the apprentices are Taken. Jul 23, Margaret rated it liked it Shelves: Luna as a character is beginning to develop in her own right, and I am looking forward to seeing what happens with her.

Yet there’s one invitation he just can’t refuse. Alex Verus has a magic shop in Camden, London, and an uncanny ability to see the future.

Fast paced suspenseful fantasy thriller. Onyx is the enemy, a very deadly battle mage, from Fated1, the Chosen of Mordenwho is himself one of the most powerful Dark mages.

The fight scenes we do get are written well and imaginative; Taekn with a bullwhip of her luck talen a very nice construct, and I can see some real fun coming with this. Rarely are there no poorly devised plots somewhere in a long series of books. I’ve read all that are in print and look forward to the next which is due out soon. This time last year, I could go weeks without seeing another mage. But suddenly everyone can see Alex’s future.

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Avenor and Travis are Council Keepers ; think police. I’m looking forward to the kinds of plots twists this is going takdn bring us.

jack Whatever it was, I got involved in the magical world again and started getting myself a reputation. Sep 06, Eric rated it really liked it Shelves:

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