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What I've Been Reading

I’ve just finished Benedict Jacka’s Chosen, the fourth book in his Alex Verus series. Alex is a mage with a limited but very useful power—he’s a Diviner. He can see different pathways in the future, an ability that saves his life on several occasions. After escaping a brutal life as the apprentice of a Dark Mage, he has managed to make a life for himself.

In the first three books: Fated, Cursed, and Taken, Alex manages to collect a few friends as he puts his past farther behind him. In Chosen that past returns to haunt him in a big way.

In my opinion, this is urban fantasy at it’s finest. Jacka is a wonderful story teller and Alex Verus is a character I can’t help rooting for, even when he is doing something shady. After the cliffhanger ending of Chosen, I’ll be anxiously awaiting book 5 sometime in 2014.

His website has and Encyclopedia Arcana that explains the world of Alex Verus. It can be found here:   http://benedictjacka.co.uk/