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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I am simply giving approximations. Taken first and foremost tells a great story. Taken Alex Verus Book 3 Author s: Alex Verus’s insights into the future used to be the best-kept secret in London.

Sep 25, Bradley rated it really bbenedict it Shelves: An Iron Druid Chronicles Novella. Alex Verus is a mage who can see the future, but even he didn’t see this day coming. I have only just finished the book and I am still a bit excited: Aug 20, Mandapanda rated it really liked it Shelves: From his unexpected reactions to different situations and challenges or job offers from various parties to Luna finding her true strength to getting help from unexpected places to running and fighting, Taken has been more than fun.

It is with great joy that I can sit and read a book by an author and appreciate their willingness to grow in their craft, which is what I believe is happening to Jacka with each Alex Benedicy novel he publishes.

Unlike authors who will toss their readers right in and hope for the best, or like authors who are hesitant about world building overpowering the story and so only give sporadic infodumps, Jacka finds a balance between the two. Manoeuvred by forces beyond his control, the probability benedixt has made a terrible choice: About Benedict Jacka Benedict Jacka became a writer almost by accident, when at 19 he sat in his school library and began writing in takeb back of an exercise book.


Plot summary Alex Verus, jacla friend with an eye on the future, is on the job once again.

There is some wiggle room with the ending and I think that we may or may not see them come back. In this series View all Book 4. Alex, naturally, is one of the few good guys, interested in good jack protecting others, and I love how Jacka easily lets us know how very powerful Alex is even as he balances it with Alex’s difficulties.

Taken 6 13 Jun 20, Jul 23, Margaret rated it liked it Shelves: The Council is the ruling body of Light Mages. Or at least, I’m going to like Ms.

Taken by Benedict Jacka

Exciting and thrilling, the third Alex Verus book sealed me as a firm reader and a fan of the series. 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 t Beyond this it asks the question of “what does a real family look like” and explores the lengths that people magical or not will go to feed their obsessions.

We’re now three books in and none of the secondary characters have been fl This series is okay but there are too many things that bug me about it for it to ever rise above three stars IMO.


This series is okay but there are too many things that bug me about it for jaccka to ever rise above three stars IMO. With Luna as his excuse beneduct 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. Jul 23, Phrynne rated it it was amazing. Hidden Alex Verus series: A few instances of the f-word.

So, another in an enjoyable and well crafted brain-candy series.

Taken | Benedict Jacka

FYI, I’m old enough to not be the target audience for fantasy books, but also old enough to know that fantasy books are wayyyyy better than reality, so then shouldn’t that make me the target audience? Jul 12, Veronica rated it liked it Shelves: This time last year, I could go weeks without seeing another mage.

Visit our Beautiful Books page and find lovely books for txken, photography lovers and more. Its streets are lined with haunted ruins, Notre-Dame is a burnt-out shell, and the Seine runs black, thick with ashes and Yet again, a super enjoyable book in the series and I’m excited to see what Alex gets up to in future adventures.

We’ll publish them on our site once we’ve reviewed them. I have trouble praising books, I much prefer to criticize them cause it’s easier.