Taken represents the next chapter not only in the life of Alex Verus but in the life of author Benedict Jacka as well, as they both grow in their abilities. It is with. Taken. Alex Verus’ insights into the future used to be the best-kept secret in London. Now with the aid of his apprentice Luna, his unique investigative talents are. Taken (Alex Verus, book 3) by Benedict Jacka – book cover, description, publication history.

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Prior to this, a lot of apprentices had gone missing, vanishing into thin air, with no possible way to track them down. This has kept the characters and story world from feeling stale. The fight scenes we do get are written well and imaginative; Luna with a benedoct of her luck is a very nice construct, and I can see some real fun coming with this.

Inspired by Your Browsing History. This audiobook can be listened to on: The Best Books of When Crystal tenders an offer to Alex to be in charge of tournament security, she’s shocked at his response. He just has to be careful about picking his jacja, because everyone – even the beautiful woman who practically begs him to run security for a prestigious tournament – has motives that can be hard to predict. A worthy installment to a series sure to appeal to fans of Jim Butcher and featuring a fantastically-realized world and characters who could walk off the page, sit down on your sofa, and share a drink with you, Taken is a stay-up-all-night-until-you-finish read that will leave you wanting more.


Taken by Benedict Jacka book review

It seems terribly inefficient and just dumb. The gathering is occurring a Fountain Reach, an old and mysterious house with secrets that Verus must expose. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. You can remove the unavailable item s now or beneeict automatically remove it at Checkout.

Although, it seems he’ll be there with another purpose in mind: I began Taken with a pinch of salt: The last time I read it, it was getting interesting. Open Preview See a Problem?

Lists with This Book. The Good 3, 4, 5 My star rating has steadily increases as the series has progressed. Aug 28, Pages. Well, for starters, Alex can pick up a few stragglers who might just want to go just as independent as he, for one.

Overall the story is no longer a weakness as the author has shown significant growth as this series has progressed. Societal switchups I have never before really appreciated how lucky American urban fantasy-reading audiences are. Hobson was a servant at Fountain Reach before Vitus disappeared. Apprentices have been vanishing without a trace-and someone on the Council could be involved. In Taken Alex is propositioned by a beautiful women to come to her aid.

I haven’t binged read a series of fantasy books like this since I was a little kid reading under the covers at night so my parents wouldn’t catch me awake.

Alex Verus has no evidence, no witnesses, and no suspects. Dispatched from the UK in 3 business days When will my order arrive? There’s a place called Fountain Reach. So if you have a spare moment, please tell us your thoughts by writing a reader’s review.

Taken : An Alex Verus Novel from the New Master of Magical London

While moderately graphic, the scenes are short. Much of the story occurs during an apprentice dueling tournament. Now, with the aid of his apprentice, Luna, his unique investigative talents are all the rage. We’ve found that while readers like to know what we think of a book they find additional reader reviews a massive help in deciding if it is the right book for them.


Live and Let Drood. Fated is highly enjoyable — Sun Jacka writes a deft thrill-ride of an urban fantasy – a stay-up-all-night read.

We appreciate your feedback. But the tournament is a minefield of ancient grudges and new threats, and Benedictt can’t afford to miss a trick as his elusive adversary stays one step ahead in this most dangerous of games.

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Javka little more desciptors would be welcomed. These just keep getting better, just the right amount of tension and ending on a high.

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Sep 25, Bradley rated it really liked it Shelves: The premise of the book was fascinating, and the action picked up quickly.

Review quote Whoop-ass excitment from the new master of magical London — Charles Stross Filled with tense and compelling writing — SFX London’s hidden wizardly community spell-blast each other entertainingly in this urban fantasy romp.