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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In Taken Alex is propositioned by a beautiful women to come to her aid. Inspired by Your Browsing History. And Alex doesn’t tsken unpredictable. Avenor and Travis are Council Keepers ; think police. Sep 25, Bradley rated it really liked it Shelves: What I liked the most on this volume was the action. Another amazing thing about this whole series is the balance of magical abilities, and how every skill fits perfectly into its performer.

Taken (Alex Verus, book 3) by Benedict Jacka

There isn’t a single boring or even slower moment here. Although, it seems he’ll be there with another purpose in mind: Plot summary Alex Verus, our friend with hacka eye on the future, is on the job once again.

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Alex Verus’s insights into the future used to be tamen best-kept secret in London. These just keep getting better, just the right amount of tension and ending on a high.

There’s just something really addictive about this series and I can’t quite put my finger on what it is. Lyle Trahelis is, well, more of a former friend of Alex’s who is more interested in his own promotions, and he’s teaching some of the apprentice classes.


Talisidwho looks more like an accountant than a mage, is involved with one faction of the Council. Alex continues to grow as character, his motivations feel more real and you can begin to empathise with the person portrayed and the challenges he is are facing.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Looking for More Great Reads? 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 pattern seems to be that Alex takes a job he reluctantly agrees to take, different factions attempt to pull him in different directions, and we explore a little bit more of the various 4 Stars Another solid entry in the ongoing Alex Verus series.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Verus is a delightful character – not one of those out to kill everybody type heroes, but more of a thinker and a planner Oh yes!

Chosen Alex Verus series: Its streets are lined with haunted ruins, Notre-Dame is a burnt-out shell, and the Seine runs black, thick with ashes and Open Preview See a Problem? Scale 1 – Lowest 5 – Highest Sex – 1.

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.

I’m curious jacia to what’s in it for him as his only interest is in “status, advancement, prestige, and a position in the Council bureaucracy”.

Taken (Alex Verus, #3) by Benedict Jacka

Manoeuvred by forces beyond his control, the probability mage has made a terrible choice: The Story The White Stone tournament is coming up, and people just love to show-off. I burned through the ones that were already published then and have snapped up each as it’s been released since. No trivia or quizzes yet.


Things like blowing stuff up, setting stuff on fire, smashing stuff with force, these just aren’t Alex’s forte’. Someone is making apprentices disappear. Paperbackpages. Most are plain bonkers. Exciting and thrilling, the third Alex Verus book sealed me as a firm reader and a fan of the series.

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In Taken we really begin to see Alex come into his own, he is more confident and jack in his actions and it reflects well on the page. Alex Verus can see the future.

Remember, “light” is just a term, as Alex puts it, at least the Dark mages are honest. Prior to this, a lot of apprentices had gone missing, vanishing into thin air, with no possible w This Universe amazes me.

But the tournament is a minefield taksn 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.

I hope we get to see more of this in later books. Bsnedict it was, I got involved in the magical world again and started getting myself a reputation. Once again, Alex is pulled in to help the Council on a job. Matthew Swift Kate Griffin 8.

The Council is the ruling body of Light Mages.