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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 p…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'. …moreYes, but the differences are mostly things like how to spell the word 'colour'. (less)
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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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Alex Verus #6 – Veiled

(This is part 6 of a 12-part series of author commentaries on the Alex Verus books.  The master post with links to all the parts is here.)

I finished Hidden in the summer of 2013.  The rewrites would take the rest of the year, but as it turned out, Fated, Cursed, Taken, and now Chosen had been selling well enough that my editors were willing to contract for two more books.  The series still was

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Alex Verus #6 – Veiled


(This is part 6 of a 12-part series of author commentaries on the Alex Verus books.  The master post with links to all the parts is here.)
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" Not sure! Depends how much demand there is. "
" If the series had failed, I wouldn't have written the finale, no. I'd have given up on it, as I'd had to give up on the series I published before. ...more "
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Risen, though I also really like Fallen and Forged. I've generally become more pleased with the books the further the series has gone.
Forged by Benedict Jacka
"As the penultimate volume in this excellent and long-running series, I'm awfully happy with this entry.

Forged has all of the things that made the earlier books so engaging: the moral and ethical complexities, the fantastic examples of magical power, " Read more of this review »
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Forged by Benedict Jacka
"Now that we’re close to the end, it finally feels like Alex Verus has found his sense of purpose; in this book his true is self revealed. And it is incredible.

Alex has been faffing around for a while now. Before things started to come together in Bo" Read more of this review »
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" I have two different publishers for the US and the UK - release dates are determined by which slots they have available, which varies by season. "
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" Anna wrote: "Bored is good. You don't want to give him stimulation.

Covering the cage with breathable cloth, like bird owners at night, might help. It
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Chosen by Benedict Jacka
"This is the novel in which the series starts to shine with potential. It's brilliant with a sense of grim and dark foreboding. The story was emotionally gripping, and the action was fantastic with an intense pacing.

When I say this book is grim and da" 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

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Which April New Release would you like to read in May?

Books were randomly chosen from Goodreads' "Most Popular Books Published In April" list.

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The Chosen (Black Dagger Brotherhood #15) by J.R. Ward
The Chosen by J.R. Ward
(Black Dagger Brotherhood #15)
 
  3 votes, 42.9%

Red Sister (Book of the Ancestor, #1) by Mark Lawrence
Red Sister by Mark Lawrence
(Book of the Ancestor, #1)
 
  2 votes, 28.6%

Blade Bound (Chicagoland Vampires, #13) by Chloe Neill
Blade Bound by Chloe Neill
(Chicagoland Vampires, #13)
 
  1 vote, 14.3%

A Soul to Take (Soul Stealers Trilogy, #1) by Emily Taylor
A Soul to Take by Emily Taylor
(Soul Stealers Trilogy, #1)
 
  1 vote, 14.3%

Wicked Abyss (Immortals After Dark, #18) by Kresley Cole
Wicked Abyss by Kresley Cole
(Immortals After Dark, #18)
 
  0 votes, 0.0%

Snared (Elemental Assassin, #16) by Jennifer Estep
Snared by Jennifer Estep
( Elemental Assassin, #16)
 
  0 votes, 0.0%

Bound (Alex Verus, #8) by Benedict Jacka
Bound by Benedict Jacka
(Alex Verus, #8)
 
  0 votes, 0.0%

The Sacrifice of Sunshine Girl (Haunting of Sunshine Girl, #3) by Paige McKenzie
The Sacrifice of Sunshine Girl by Paige McKenzie
(Haunting of Sunshine Girl, #3)
 
  0 votes, 0.0%

The Demon Who Loved Me (Big Bad Bite, #3) by Jessie Lane
The Demon Who Loved Me by Jessie Lane
(Big Bad Bite, #3)
 
  0 votes, 0.0%

The Dragon’s Legacy (The Dragon's Legacy, #1) by Deborah A. Wolf
The Dragon’s Legacy by Deborah A. Wolf
(The Dragon's Legacy, #1)
 
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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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