Chosen

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Penguin, 2013 - Fiction - 294 pages
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THE NEW ALEX VERUS NOVEL

I don’t publicly advertise that I’m a mage, but I don’t exactly hide it either, and one of the odd things I’ve learnt over the years is just how much you can get away with if you’re blatant enough. Hide something behind smoke and mirrors and make people work to find it, and they’ll tear the place down looking for what’s there.

 
Alex Verus is a diviner who can see probable futures—a talent that’s gotten him out of many a tough scrape. But this time, he may be in over his head. Alex was once apprenticed to a Dark mage, and in his service he did a lot of things he isn’t proud of.
 
As rumors swirl that his old master is coming back, Alex comes face to face with his misdeeds in the form of a young adept whose only goal is to get revenge. Alex has changed his life for the better, but he’s afraid of what his friends—including his apprentice, Luna—will think of his past. But if they’re going to put themselves at risk, they need to know exactly what kind of man they’re fighting for…
 

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User Review  - Becky_McKenna - LibraryThing

This is such a great series! I have a soft spot for the "not-so-perfect" hero. In this installment, Alex's past comes back to exact revenge for the death that occurred while he was still with Richard ... Read full review

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User Review  - terriko - LibraryThing

In this 3rd book in the series, we're starting to delve more deeply into Alex's (disturbing) past in order to figure out what's going on in his present. I'm a bit worried that this will go all ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
17
Section 3
39
Section 4
60
Section 5
77
Section 6
95
Section 7
111
Section 8
139
Section 9
162
Section 10
186
Section 11
209
Section 12
228
Section 13
253
Section 14
281
Section 15
295
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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 currently studying to become a lawyer, on grounds that his life isn’t busy enough already. His previous Alex Verus books include Fated, Cursed, and Taken.
 

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