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The Alex Verus Novels, Books 1-4 (Alex Verus #1-4)

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The first four books in the "outstanding, provocative series" (Publishers Weekly) featuring Alex Verus, who 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 ...more
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Published March 4th 2014 by Ace
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Marcin
Nov 20, 2015 Marcin rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Dresden Files or Sorcerer's Apprentice fans, partly to Potter's wannabes ;)
Shelves: fantasy
An interesting approach, yet pretty cliche now with all these 'magic and paranormal is everywhere around us' themes, from sorcerer's bloodline's suddenly awaken powers, through mages' learning of their true destiny right to demons and other mythical creatures living next-door and being hunted by specific individuals. We have hundreds of books, movies and games with these themes. So why try this over other options on the market? Well, the characters are pretty well developped, there is enough ...more
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Jan 03, 2015 Karen Fitzpatrick rated it really liked it
I love these books! Benedict Jacka weaves a great story. His characters are quirky and interesting. The detailed exploration of urban London adds a another level of interest. Really solid fantasy which makes you wonder (for a few seconds at least) whether some of the strange things which happen in life might have a less than logical explanation.
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