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Benedict Jacka

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Benedict Jacka Yep, the way things are looking, I'm going to be writing Alex Verus novels for a good long time to come. People keep buying them, and that means the…moreYep, the way things are looking, I'm going to be writing Alex Verus novels for a good long time to come. People keep buying them, and that means the publishers are happy to keep on putting them out!(less)
Benedict Jacka Yes, but the differences are mostly things like how to spell the word 'colour'.
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Fated (Alex Verus, #1)

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Cursed (Alex Verus, #2)

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Taken (Alex Verus, #3)

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Chosen (Alex Verus, #4)

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Hidden (Alex Verus, #5)

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Veiled (Alex Verus, #6)

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Burned (Alex Verus, #7)

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Bound (Alex Verus, #8)

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Marked (Alex Verus, #9)

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Alex Verus #10, Fallen, finally has an official release date!  It’ll be out about a year from now, in October 2019.  

I’m told the cover will be going up on the Orbit UK blog later today.  

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Marked by Benedict Jacka
"I have a major problem with this series.

It doesn't come out fast enough.

Can't really get enough of it. It's easily the most badass a diviner has ever been in just about any lit I can think of, and Jacka does such a nice job of making his magic sys..." Read more of this review »
Fated by Benedict Jacka
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Benedict Jacka made a comment on Marathon
" Hi RA - not this year, unfortunately. "
Bound by Benedict Jacka
"This is the eighth book in the Alex Verus series, and I'm glad to find that Alex is finally realising that he has to do something other than just deal with today's problem then sit back and wait for tomorrow's. He's starting to think ahead, and th..." Read more of this review »
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“I've heard of a guy in Chicago who advertises in the phone book under "Wizard",though that's probably a urban legend.”
Benedict Jacka, Fated

“I don’t sell spells, and I don’t sell tricks. I don’t carry illusions or marked cards or weighted coins. I cannot sell you an endless purse or help you win the lottery. I can’t make that girl you’ve got your eye on fall in love with you, and I wouldn’t do it even if I could. I don’t have a psychic hotline to your dead relatives, I don’t know if you’re going to be successful in your career, and I don’t know when you’re going to get married. I can’t get you into Hogwarts or any other kind of magic school, and if you even mention those stupid sparkly vampires I will do something unpleasant to you.”
Benedict Jacka, Cursed

“Starbreeze doesn't rest, doesn't sleep and can hear anything carried on moving air. It'd make her the perfect spy, except that most of what she hears goes in one ear and out the other.
"I'm looking for a Precursor relic, a new one"
"What's a relic?" Starbreeze said curiously.
"A powerful magical thing. It would have been found a week or two ago"
"What's a week?”
Benedict Jacka, Fated


Which June New Release would you like to read in July?

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Ocean Light (Psy-Changeling Trinity, #2; Psy-Changeling, #17) by Nalini Singh
Ocean Light by Nalini Singh
(Psy-Changeling Trinity, #2; Psy-Changeling, #17)
  3 votes, 60.0%

Iron and Magic (Kate Daniels, #9.5) by Ilona Andrews
Iron and Magic by Ilona Andrews
(Kate Daniels, #9.5)
  2 votes, 40.0%

Vampire's Faith (Dark Protectors, #8) by Rebecca Zanetti
Vampire's Faith by Rebecca Zanetti
(Dark Protectors, #8)
  0 votes, 0.0%

The Darkest Warrior (Lords of the Underworld, #14) by Gena Showalter
The Darkest Warrior by Gena Showalter
(Lords of the Underworld, #14)
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Trail of Lightning (The Sixth World, #1) by Rebecca Roanhorse
Trail of Lightning by Rebecca Roanhorse
(The Sixth World, #1)
  0 votes, 0.0%

The Emerald Sea (The Glittering Court #3) by Richelle Mead
The Emerald Sea by Richelle Mead
(The Glittering Court #3)
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Marked (Alex Verus, #9) by Benedict Jacka
Marked by Benedict Jacka
(Alex Verus, #9)
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Venom in the Veins (Elemental Assassin, #17) by Jennifer Estep
Venom in the Veins by Jennifer Estep
(Elemental Assassin #17)
  0 votes, 0.0%

Stray Magic A Strays Novel by Kelly Meding
Stray Magic by Kelly Meding
(Strays #1)
  0 votes, 0.0%

Awaken the Damned (League of Guardians, #3) by Juliana Stone
Awaken the Damned by Juliana Stone
(League of Guardians #3)
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Olivia Thanks for accepting my friend request. I just finished reading Taken and I thought it was the best in the series so far. I'm eagerly anticipating Chosen.

Jonathan Merry Christmas and thanks for accepting my request. I read Fated & Cursed within the last week or so and i've just started Taken. Absolutely awesome.

Theresa I'm having the best time with Alex. I agree with Jim Butcher, Alex and Dresden would be great friends. Wouldn't it be fun if they had the chance to work together.

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