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.

Author: Voodook Tojakinos
Country: Suriname
Language: English (Spanish)
Genre: Health and Food
Published (Last): 11 September 2010
Pages: 416
PDF File Size: 19.92 Mb
ePub File Size: 10.68 Mb
ISBN: 472-3-75343-826-1
Downloads: 72795
Price: Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]
Uploader: Kasho

See all books by Benedict Jacka.

Join Kobo & start eReading today

Handy, really, since Benedict Jacka commented on his blog earlier today about just this. Benedict Jacka earned his place in the podium of my favorite writers. As a diviner he isn’t any great shakes in combat type magic. Exciting and thrilling, the third Alex Verus book taien me as a firm reader and a fan of the series.

I love how Luna is developing – Learning how she can use her curse to her advantage. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

I have typically books on my currently reading list. He is hired to look into the unexplained disappearances of mage apprentices. I hat3e this book. Since then he has worked for the civil service, studied philosophy at Cambridge and been a bouncer, but has always found the time to keep writing. The only thing he does know is that someone is keeping tabs on him. The second mystery is a bit more difficult, with a twist that relates to who Anne really is. Sagash is a Tajen mage who kidnapped Anne; Ebber is a Light mage who claimed he could help rescue her.

One overcast day in November I sat down at a study cubicle in my school library. I’ll be looking forward to Chosen! Yet there’s one invitation he just can’t refuse.

Dec 28, Ranting Dragon rated it really liked it Shelves: Persistence is paying off with this series. Well it’s not out.

  6ES7 361-3CA01-0AA0 PDF

From the beginning I’ve enjoyed the myth-building behind this series.

Taken | Benedict Jacka

I good little weekend read that is starting to gather some steam. I think the series has held up. Alex, naturally, is one of the few good guys, interested in good and protecting others, bbenedict I love how Jacka easily lets us know how very powerful Alex is even as he balances it with Alex’s difficulties.

There are so many surprises throughout the book that it will keep you on your toes until the end. Thanks for telling us about the problem. The world has fallen into war. Fast paced suspenseful fantasy thriller.

Trivia About Taken Alex Verus I’ve loved every single of the books in this series. The title should be at least 4 characters long. Also in An Alex Verus Novel.

That doesn’t hurt the books however as it’s all handled so well. Unfortunately, the ending was rather spoiled for me since the final setting, villain, and several scenes were extremely similar to those of the manga “Ghost Hunt”, p This was probably my favorite of the Verus books so far – the writing seems to be developing a sparseness that appeals to me, takej the world-building aspects were definitely kicked up a notch this time.

How to write a great review Do Say what you liked best and least Describe the author’s style Explain the rating you gave Don’t Use rude and profane language Include any personal information Mention spoilers or the book’s price Recap the plot. Alex, naturally, is one of the few good guys, interested in good and protecting others, and I love how Jacka easily lets us know how very powerful Alex is even as he balances it with Third in the Alex Verus urban fantasy revolving around an independent well, he’s trying not to belong to a faction mage in Camden Town.

Alex Verus is tracking down dangerous magical items unleashed into talen world by Dark Mages – however, when the Light Council decide they need his help in negotiating with t No trivia or quizzes yet. Paperbackpages. In Taken we really begin to see Alex come into his own, he is more confident and sure in his actions and it reflects well on the page.


In most good fantasy novels we have the Light and Dark side but the heroes we love best are those who walk the grey areas between. I think I’m gonna like these jacla characters.

Till I found these.

Taken by Benedict Jacka

In the midst of the disappearances, the apprentices are gathering for dueling tournament. It seems terribly inefficient and just dumb. I have trouble beneict books, I much prefer to criticize them cause it’s easier. But suddenly everyone can see Alex’s future. Readers have been spoiled by getting the first 3 books so quickly. Alex Verus, who is rapidly gaining the reputation as the go-to wizard if you want things done, is charged by the Council to find out what has happened to the apprentices.

Devil in the Dollhouse. Alex and Luna are the obvious old faces, and Luna gets a decent chunk of screen time hereā€”not as much as in Cursed, but the story is less benrdict her this time around. With Luna as his excuse and with his apprentice eager to learn to use her talents and to start fitting into the mage world on another level, Alex heads for the mansion in the country in hopes of unravelling the mystery once and for all.

Another great addition to the series.

Taken by Benedict Jacka | : Books

The basic premise between magesLight or Darkis if you’re not their tool, you’re their enemy. There are multiple incidents where the author is prone to info dump. The alchemy of gunpowder fused with the magic of sorcery.

Still, he keeps going up against these types, completely out of his league, yet he’s the one who comes through alive and walks away