Taken

An Alex Verus Novel from the New Master of Magical London

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Author: Benedict Jacka

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0748124934

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

View: 8342

Welcome to Fountain Reach Ancient seat of the Aubuchon dynasty Majestic setting of the White Stone tournament Alex Verus's (not necessarily reliable) reputation attracts all sorts. Most are plain bonkers. Yet there's one invitation he just can't refuse. At Fountain Reach, Alex is perfectly placed among the noted and notorious to figure out why apprentices have been vanishing. But the tournament is a minefield of ancient grudges and new threats, and Alex can't afford to miss a trick as his elusive adversary stays one step ahead in this most dangerous of games.

Alex vs. the Four-Headed Gargantuan

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Author: Laura Peetoom

Publisher: James Lorimer & Company

ISBN: 1459409574

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 112

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Alex gets a paper route, dreaming of the money he will make and how he will spend it. But it's more work than he bargained for. Not only does he have to figure out how much money he gets to keep, but he also has to face dangers like the savage Yapper Snapper and the dreaded Four-Headed Gargantuan. Illustrated comic-book-style with the adventures of Alex's superhero alter ego, this book shows how Alex learns that his real riches are courage and kindness.

Veiled

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Author: Benedict Jacka

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0698165071

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

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National bestselling author Benedict Jacka returns to the world of Alex Verus... I thought I’d escaped my past. But my old master is back and making a new play for power. And he’s not the only one targeting me… Diviner Alex Verus and the Council that governs the magical community have never gotten along. But with his former teacher back in Britain, Alex is in desperate need of allies, and he’ll do whatever it takes to get them—even if it means accepting a job with the Keepers, enforcing magical law. Alex forms an uneasy alliance with his new partner, Caldera, but his attempt at legitimacy quickly turns lethal when a mission puts him in possession of an item that factions both inside and outside of the Council would kill to get their hands on. Once again caught in the middle of a deadly conflict, Alex will need all his abilities to figure out who his friends are—especially when enemies are hiding on all sides…

Hidden

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Author: Benedict Jacka

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101609435

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

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With his talent for divining the future, Alex Verus should have foreseen his friends’ reactions to the revelations about his previous life. Anne Walker no longer trusts him—and has also cut all ties with the mage community after getting kicked out of the apprentice program. As a favor to Luna, Alex’s own apprentice and Anne’s best friend, he checks in on her only to be told to leave her alone. Then Anne gets kidnapped. The Council Keepers of the Order of the Star believe Dark mages from her past may be involved. Working with the Keepers, Alex and Luna discover that Anne has been taken into the shadow realm of Sagash, her former Dark mage mentor, and they must find a way to rescue her. But another shadow from the past has resurfaced—Alex’s former master may be back in London, and Alex has no idea what his agenda is…

The Alex Verus Novels

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Author: Benedict Jacka

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0698175956

Category: Fiction

Page: 1232

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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 success... Includes Fated, Cursed, Taken, and Chosen. "I just added Benedict Jacka to my must-read list.”—Jim Butcher, author of the Dresden Files novels

Taking the Risk Out of Democracy

Corporate Propaganda Versus Freedom and Liberty

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Author: Alex Carey,Andrew Lohrey

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 9780252066160

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 215

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Chosen

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Author: Benedict Jacka

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101609427

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

View: 5080

THE NEW ALEX VERUS NOVEL I don’t publicly advertise that I’m a mage, but I don’t exactly hide it either, and one of the odd things I’ve learnt over the years is just how much you can get away with if you’re blatant enough. Hide something behind smoke and mirrors and make people work to find it, and they’ll tear the place down looking for what’s there. Alex Verus is a diviner who can see probable futures—a talent that’s gotten him out of many a tough scrape. But this time, he may be in over his head. Alex was once apprenticed to a Dark mage, and in his service he did a lot of things he isn’t proud of. As rumors swirl that his old master is coming back, Alex comes face to face with his misdeeds in the form of a young adept whose only goal is to get revenge. Alex has changed his life for the better, but he’s afraid of what his friends—including his apprentice, Luna—will think of his past. But if they’re going to put themselves at risk, they need to know exactly what kind of man they’re fighting for…

Marked

An Alex Verus Novel from the New Master of Magical London

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Author: Benedict Jacka

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 035650722X

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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Alex Verus is tracking down dangerous magical items unleashed into the world by Dark Mages - however, when the Light Council decide they need his help in negotiating with the perpetrators, Alex must use all his cunning and magic to strike a deal. The ninth novel in the urban fantasy series which began with Fated - the Alex Verus novels are magic-filled fan favourites, perfect for readers of Jim Butcher and Ben Aaronovitch.

Burned

An Alex Verus Novel from the New Master of Magical London

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Author: Benedict Jacka

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0356504395

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

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Alex Verus has a magic shop in Camden, London, and an uncanny ability to see the future. But suddenly everyone can see Alex's future. Because the Mage's Council of Great Britain just named him a traitor and ordered his death in seven days' time, and there's no way anyone can get out of that. Alex's friends - Luna and the other apprentices he's taken in - are tainted by association. They'll be marked for death too when the ruling comes into play, and Alex becomes locked in a race against time to save them. But with only seven days to work with, will he have time left over save his own skin?

Fated

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Author: Benedict Jacka

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 110156041X

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

View: 4472

Alex Verus 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 success. But when Alex is approached by multiple factions to crack open a relic from a long-ago mage war, he knows that whatever's inside must be beyond powerful. And thanks to his abilities, Alex can predict that by taking the job, his odds of survival are about to go from slim to none...