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Mage Alex Verus is back in the seventh in the "gorgeously realized"* urban fantasy series from the national bestselling author of Veiled. I'm used to people wanting me dead. But, this time, I'm not the only one on the hit list--and time is running out... Diviner Alex Verus finally made one too many enemies on the Council of Mages, and now one of them is angry enough to have him executed. Fighting for his life is nothing new, but this kill order also calls for the death of Alex's dependents--and there's no way that he'll let Luna, Anne, and Vari take the heat. With only a week before he's history, Alex will have to figure out how to disassociate himself from his friends, scrounge up allies on the Council, and hopefully keep his head attached to his body. But saving himself is going to bring him into direct opposition with his former master and the Dark mages surrounding him. And, this time, escaping with his life might mean losing his soul...show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 326 pages
  • 104 x 170 x 28mm | 136g
  • Ace Books
  • English
  • 0425275760
  • 9780425275764
  • 125,007

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Praise for the Alex Verus novels Benedict Jacka writes a deft thrill ride of an urban fantasy a stay-up-all-night read. #1 "New York Times" bestselling author Patricia Briggs Harry Dresden would like Alex Verus tremendously...Books this good remind me why I got into the storytelling business in the first place. *Jim Butcher, #1 "New York Times" bestselling author of the Dresden Files Benedict Jacka is a master storyteller. Fantasy Faction A stellar blend of thoughtful philosophy and explosive action populated by a stereotype-defying diverse cast. "Publishers Weekly" (starred review) Tons of fun and lots of excitement. SF Site"show more

About Benedict Jacka

Benedict Jacka is half-Australian, half-Armenian, and grew up in London. He's worked as a teacher, bouncer, and civil servant, and spends his spare time skating and playing tabletop games. He's the author of the Alex Verus series, including Veiled, Hidden, and Chosen.show more

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3,991 ratings
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4 44% (1,744)
3 13% (511)
2 2% (73)
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