Mage Alex Verus is hanging on by a thread in the ninth urban fantasy novel from the national bestselling author of Burned.When Mage Alex Verus ends up with a position on the Light Council, no one is happy, least of all him. But Alex is starting to realize that if he wants to protect his friends, he'll need to become a power player himself. His first order of business is to track down dangerous magical items unleashed into the world by Dark Mages.But when the Council decides they need his help in negotiating with the perpetrators, Alex will have to use all his cunning and magic to strike a deal--and stop the rising tension between the Council, the Dark Mages, and the adept community from turning into a bloodbath....
|Title||:||Marked (Alex Verus #9)|
|Number of Pages||:||400 pages|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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Marked (Alex Verus #9) Reviews
What to write about the new book? My first thought is, it was boring. Why? Because while reading, I had a lot of moments where I wanted to skip some parts or just stop the reading, but I still got to the end. So, I think the Author "Benedict Jacka" is losing the story plot or doesn't know how to move it along.
All in all, it was boring.
As was the case with the previous novels, the newest installment in the Alex Verus series is a rather fun and fast paced read with a lot of action and some cool twists and turns here and there.
But while there seems to be happening a lot on the level of each single novel, the fact that Jacka has been dancing around the greater conflicts and problems for a while now becomes more and more apparent.
Because when we look at the bigger plot (finding out Richard's plans and defeating him, try ...more
I love this series, but the characters sure swear a lot. I’m thinking I need a break from F-bombs.
Marked is the ninth book in the Alex Verus series and is a strong series addition! All Alex ever wanted was a simple and uncomplicated life that was not dictated to him by outside forces but along the way he had become apprenticed to a dark mage and his life would be forever altered from the trajectory he originally planned. Although Alex saw the error in his choices and subsequently made new ones, he seemed to never be able to slide off the Council’s radar no matter how hard he tried. Along the ...more
I received a free copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
I started reading this book before I realized it is book 9 in the Alex Verus book series by the author. I haven't read any other books in this series, but was still able to follow the storyline and enjoy the book. This was a very good urban fantasy book. It kept my attention and makes me want to go back and read the first books in the series.
This world has a lot of magical people. They are governed by a ...more
Continuing strong, Alex Verus continues to develop nicely, both the series and the character. The series is escalating well and Alex is seeing interesting development. I was concerned how the Dreamstone and Elsewhere would be utilized and was pleasantly surprised. I was a little disappointed that Luna and Variam felt largely unused in this book, but extra emphasis on Alex and Anne worked well.
*This will be as spoiler free as possible
Marked is the 9th book in the Alex Verus series, and Alex is still going strong. Alex is on the council of Light Mages, and it's still a difficult uphill climb dealing with the light mages, especially after the incident that happened at the end of Bound.
Alex is put in charge of gathering the artifacts that were stolen, and he is learning the old adage of "keep your friends close and your enemies closer" being stuck having to deal with Onyx and still tryin ...more
This series started strong but has been fizzling out for me for awhile.
Mr. Jacka started this series around the same time as Ben Aaronovitch started Rivers of London and because they both are mage living and working in and around London. However, whereas Rivers of London started slowly for me and just got better; this series started very strong and has just gotten less interesting (although still interesting enough to read). I've wondered for awhile why I feel this way and I think I've got it. ...more