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(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 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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 act ...more
Cindy
Jan 10, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I’m hooked

I got the first 4 Alex Verus books for Christmas and I have already finished them all. I have completely fallen for this crazy world and am going to have to force myself to delay starting the next book so I can get some other things done.
Chris
Feb 18, 2021 rated it liked it
Good urban fantasy series about a London mage whose power is divination. He'd be perfectly content to be left to quietly run his magic shop, but things never work out that way. ...more
Karen Fitzpatrick
Jan 03, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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.
Esther
Aug 28, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
jim butcher is betternimo
Kara
Aug 09, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4.5 stars
Ken
Jul 05, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Benedict Jacka is water in the desert for a Jim Butcher fan.
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