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Penguin, Feb 28, 2012 - Fiction - 304 pages
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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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Review: Fated (Alex Verus #1)

User Review  - RachelW - Goodreads

I'm going to have to call a DNF on this one. I'm sure there is an audience out there for this, but it's not for me. I don't mind the magic when there is some kick-ass with it (Kate Daniels); but all ... Read full review

Review: Fated (Alex Verus #1)

User Review  - Karissa - Goodreads

I have had this urban fantasy series on my “to read” list for quite a while. This ended up being a well done and entertaining urban fantasy. Right now there are four books in this series with the ... Read full review

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About the author (2012)

Benedict Jacka is the author of the Alex Verus series and the Ninja series. He earned a BA in philosophy from Cambridge University and has held positions ranging from civil servant to bouncer to teacher. He lives in London.

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