Fated

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Penguin, 2012 - Fiction - 295 pages
38 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  - Sarah_Buckley - LibraryThing

I love stories about wizards. Jim Butcher's Dresden Files books are maybe my favorite series of books. When I finished with the last Dresden book I didn't know what to read next and someone ... Read full review

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User Review  - majkia - LibraryThing

Fun book, and a series I'll continue. Alex runs a 'magic' shop. He's a diviner, rather than a mage, which has it's drawbacks. However, since he can see the future he's in high demand from competing ... 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 Burned, Veiled, Hidden, and Chosen.