Alex Verus has a magic shop in Camden, London, and an uncanny ability to see the future. But suddenly everyone can see Alex's future. Because the Mage's Council of Great Britain just named him a traitor and ordered his death in seven days' time, and there's no way anyone can get out of that.
Alex's friends - Luna and the other apprentices he's taken in - are tainted by association. They'll be marked for death, too, when the ruling comes into play, and Alex becomes locked in a race against time to save them. But with only seven days to work with, will he have time left over save his own skin?
"Harry Dresden would like Alex Verus tremendously - and be a little nervous around him. I just added Benedict Jacka to my must-read list." (Jim Butcher, author of the Dresden Files)
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Now what will happen?
This is an author who involves himself deeply in his characters. That means that the story flows well and, okay, has some unexpected twists. All in all, this is a story of survival and friendship. I adore the characters, their interaction and the way the story develops. In fact, I was hooked from the first book.
Seriously? It's a toss up between Alex and Anne. I love Alex's "dangerous coward" view of life and the curiosity of diviners. On the other hand, Anne is prepared to take serious risks to save those she cares about.
As I haven't read any of the books, I can't comment on that bit. Narration is excellent throughout all the books. A book heard brings the characters to life in a way that merely reading a book can't.
Several but one specifically. Towards the end, Alex touches Anne's face. No more, it would include spoilers.
Give us the next one !!!
- Sheryl Mason
Wow, didn't expect that.