Fated: An Alex Verus Novel

Fated: An Alex Verus Novel

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By (author) Benedict Jacka

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  • Publisher: Orbit
  • Format: Paperback | 352 pages
  • Dimensions: 124mm x 198mm x 26mm | 240g
  • Publication date: 1 March 2012
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0356500241
  • ISBN 13: 9780356500249
  • Sales rank: 32,582

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Camden, North London. A tangled, mangled junction of train lines, roads and waterways. Where minor celebrities hang out with minor criminals and where tourists and moody teenagers mingle. In the heart of Camden, where rail meets road meets leyline, you might find the Arcana Emporium, run by one Alex Verus. He won't sell you a wand or mix you a potion, but if you know what you're looking for, he might just be able to help. That's if he's not too busy avoiding his would-be apprentice, foiling the Dark, outwitting the Light, and investigating a mysterious relic that has just turned up at the British Museum.

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Benedict Jacka became a writer almost by accident, when at nineteen he sat in his school library and began writing in the back of an exercise book. Since then he has worked for the civil service and studied philosophy at Cambridge, but has always found the time to keep writing.

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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. FATED is an excellent novel, a gorgeously realized world with a uniquely powerful, vulnerable protagonist. Books this good remind me why I got into the storytelling business in the first place Jim Butcher Filled with tense and compelling writing SFX Jacka writes a deft thrill-ride of an urban fantasy - a stay-up-all-night read. Alex Verus is a very smart man surviving in a very dangerous world. Patricia Briggs London's hidden wizardly community spell-blast each other entertainingly in this urban fantasy romp. Fated is highly enjoyable Sun Fated is an excellent example of not just great urban fantasy but also of brilliant story-telling. There is a near perfect mix of everything and it has been masterfully crafted with a meticulous eye for those pieces of humanity that make a great protagonist and a fantastic story FANTASY FACTION A novel with a very good plotline, and fascinating characters BOOKCHICKCITY