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Cursed
by Benedict Jacka


Overview - Benedict Jacka's acclaimed Alex Verus series continues with Cursed.

Since his second sight made him infamous for defeating powerful dark mages, Alex has been keeping his head down. But now he'sdiscovered the resurgence of a forbidden ritual.  Read more...


 
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Overview
Benedict Jacka's acclaimed Alex Verus series continues with Cursed.

Since his second sight made him infamous for defeating powerful dark mages, Alex has been keeping his head down. But now he'sdiscovered the resurgence of a forbidden ritual. Someone is harvesting the life-force of magical creatures destroying them in the process. And draining humans is next on the agenda. Hired to investigate, Alexrealizes thatnot everyone on the Council wants him delving any deeper. Struggling to distinguish ally from enemy, he finds himself the target of those who would risk their own sanity for power...

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  • ISBN-13: 9781937007591
  • ISBN-10: 1937007596
  • Publisher: Ace Books
  • Publish Date: May 2012
  • Page Count: 293
  • Reading Level: Ages 18-UP

Series: Alex Verus Novels

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Books > Fiction > Fantasy - Contemporary

 
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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2012-04-23
  • Reviewer: Staff

Jacka follows his urban fantasy debut, Fated, with an even more impressive tale of gunplay and spellcraft in present-day London. In a culture dominated by battle mages, Alex Verus’s best offense is a good defense: he can see all possible futures, and he aims straight at the ones where he doesn’t die. Both Light and Dark mages keep trying to hire him, but he just wants to run his magical trinket shop and teach his friend Luna how to manage her family curse. This dream is disrupted when a new friend of Luna’s claims he can destroy the curse with a dangerous wish-granting artifact, and Alex learns that some unhinged mages want to steal life energy from the dwindling population of magical creatures—including one of Alex’s few friends, the charming room-sized spider Arachne. Jacka keeps the emotional tension high with a series of wakeup calls for Alex regarding his relationship with Luna, his place in London’s magical social circles, and his image of himself. Readers will savor this tasty blend of magic, explosions, and moral complexity. Agent: Sophie Hicks, Ed Victor Literary Agency. (June)

 
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