Fated

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Penguin, 2012 - Fiction - 295 pages
30 Reviews
Alex Verus is part of a world hidden in plain sight, running a magic shop in London. And while Alex's own powers aren't as showy as some mages, he does have the advantage of foreseeing the possible future--allowing him to pull off operations that have a million-to-one-chance of success.

But when Alex is approached by multiple factions to crack open a relic from a long-ago mage war, he knows that whatever's inside must be beyond powerful. And thanks to his abilities, Alex can predict that by taking the job, his odds of survival are about to go from slim to none...
 

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User Review  - wealhtheowwylfing - LibraryThing

As a disaffected teen, Alex apprenticed himself to a Dark Wizard. Years later he realized his mistake, but to escape his master he endured torture and numerous attempts on his life. Since then Alex ... Read full review

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User Review  - quiBee - LibraryThing

Enjoyable first book in a series that should appeal to those who enjoy Jim Butcher's Dresden Files. In this world there are two powerful factions of magicians who live in uneasy peace since a war ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
19
Section 3
38
Section 4
54
Section 5
69
Section 6
99
Section 7
115
Section 8
142
Section 10
176
Section 11
195
Section 12
212
Section 13
236
Section 14
259
Section 15
275
Section 16
297
Copyright

Section 9
159

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About the author (2012)

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 BurnedVeiledHidden, and Chosen.

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