Dark rituals drag London mage Alex Verus into the center of a conspiracy in this thrilling novel from the national bestselling author of Marked. Since. Cursed. Things are going well for Alex Verus. He’s on moderately good terms with the Council, Luna’s settling in as his apprentice, and nobody has tried to kill . For those of you who don’t have it yet, or who have a friend who might be interested, Cursed is currently on sale! It’s being promoted by.

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Hachette Audio Magebane Stephen Aryan. The maze-like quality of the chase at the end of Fated added to the excitement, developing a claustrophobic element compared to the more almost mundane action-themed climax in Cursed. Alex has brought even more attention to himself with the conclusion of this latest case.

It’s just one of those hugely addictive series. Refresh and try again.

All he knows is his name and that he is not human. It has a fast-paced story which captivated me from start till finish and had a complex mystery that you could really get into. He is the one who points out Alex’s real nature. Arrogant, self-absorbed, if they see something they want, they take it. Here’s hoping Alex will be more careful about who he agrees to do work for from now on, too.

By the way, Luna’s curse is also still there, ensuring that anyone who gets too close to Luna is at least badly injured, and often terminally so. The parallel world of the mages seems to have a parallel ecological problem: I should have known better before picking them up, but oh well Alex and his crew won in the end, but it was seriously a near thing. Alex Verus, our hero and trusty mage, continues to avoid assassination and gets involved in a variety of dangerous situations which he usually escapes by the skin of his teeth.


Talisid is one of these; I believe I know the role that he plays, but his motivations and character aren’t very clear.

The plot was fairly straightforward and the events in the book happened over the course of a few days.

currsed Luna is now Alex’s unofficial apprentice. Add the monkey’s paw to the mix and you’ve got one hell of a brilliant story. As is, he has produced – if goodreads is correct – three books in a year, and the first two are amazing and I can’t wait, literally cannot wait, to get my hands on 3.

Cursed by Benedict Jacka book review

So, where are we? It’s entertaining, solidly written, thoroughly character-grounded, and the magic system, while slightly unoriginal, is very fun. Struggling to distinguish ally from enemy, he finds himself the target of those who would risk their own sanity for power. TakenAlex Verus 3 arrives in September and Cursed provides us with plenty of loose ends to assist the anticipation whilst we wait.

Frankly, I think the author erred in making his hero a precog I definitely plan to continue with this series. But it turns out he’s got competition from an old friend. And it only get’s better.


We get to spend more time with Luna, which is turning out to be curded the hidden secret to these stories, as well as investigate further the murky Light versus Dark side protagonist Alex Verus holds to. Benedict Jacka popped into Bookbag Towers to chat to us. I feel this embellishment can and will be jacla into a key piece of the Alex Verus world, as evident in ‘Fated’ and Fateweaver. Several times I felt myself getting bored, and the mystery of the ‘Monkey’s Paw’ was too laboured for my tastes.

Alex is easy to connect to, his voice is clear and personable and the explanation of his powers makes sense. An immigrant family speaks their own language only privately; they have managed to integrate – or jacak they?

Why is a set of dice easier to affect than a chair?

Yet the holes in ‘Cursed’ were more clunky than charming. It is called Harvesting, of of the blackest of black magic.

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Elsewhere is a world not a place to which you can only travel in dreams. Ilmarin is Council security. Your thoughts may be your own, they may not be.

Cursed Alex Verus 2.