Fated: The First Alex Verus Novel from the New Master of Magical London - Alex Verus (Paperback)
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Fated: The First Alex Verus Novel from the New Master of Magical London - Alex Verus (Paperback)

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Paperback 352 Pages / Published: 01/03/2012
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The start of a compelling new urban fantasy series based in Camden, featuring Alex Verus - a mage with a dark past who can see the future . . .

'Harry Dresden would like Alex Verus tremendously - and be a little nervous around him. I just added Benedict Jacka to my must-read list. Fated is an excellent novel, a gorgeously realized world with a uniquely powerful, vulnerable protagonist. Books this good remind me why I got into the storytelling business in the first place' Jim Butcher, author of the Dresden Files

Camden, North London. A tangled, mangled junction of train lines, roads and waterways. Where minor celebrities hang out with minor criminals and where tourists and moody teenagers mingle.
In the heart of Camden, where rail meets road meets leyline, you might find the Arcana Emporium, run by one Alex Verus. He won't sell you a wand or mix you a potion, but if you know what you're looking for, he might just be able to help. That's if he's not too busy avoiding his would-be apprentice, foiling the Dark, outwitting the Light, and investigating a mysterious relic that has just turned up at the British Museum.


The books in the Alex Verus series are as follows:
Fated
Cursed
Taken
Chosen
Hidden
Veiled
Burned
Bound
Marked

Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
ISBN: 9780356500249
Number of pages: 352
Weight: 246 g
Dimensions: 133 x 201 x 23 mm


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Harry Dresden would like Alex Verus tremendously - and be a little nervous around him. I just added Benedict Jacka to my must-read list. FATED is an excellent novel, a gorgeously realized world with a uniquely powerful, vulnerable protagonist. Books this good remind me why I got into the storytelling business in the first place -- Jim Butcher
Jacka writes a deft thrill-ride of an urban fantasy - a stay-up-all-night read. Alex Verus is a very smart man surviving in a very dangerous world -- Patricia Briggs
Whoop-ass excitment from the new master of magical London -- Charles Stross
Filled with tense and compelling writing -- SFX
London's hidden wizardly community spell-blast each other entertainingly in this urban fantasy romp. Fated is highly enjoyable -- Sun
Fated is an excellent example of not just great urban fantasy but also of brilliant story-telling. There is a near perfect mix of everything and it has been masterfully crafted with a meticulous eye for those pieces of humanity that make a great protagonist and a fantastic story -- Fantasy Faction

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“Great for Jim Butcher fans!”

I really enjoyed the start of this new series and look forward to the next book coming soon. If you are a fan of Jim Butcher, Kate Griffin, Mark Aaronovitch and Neil Gaiman (particularly Neverwhere) then you will also... More

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“A Promising Debut”

Urban fantasy was, for a long time, a small and largely neglected corner of the fantasy field. With the popularity of steampunk, not to mention (please!) the slew of meretricious bodice-rippers about bl**dy v*mp*res,... More

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“excellent”

love this!! Really captured my imagination from the beginning. cant wait for the next book in the series...

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