Chosen by Benedict Jacka

January 10th, 2020 Kimberly Review 9 Comments

10th Jan
Chosen by Benedict Jacka
Chosen
by Benedict Jacka
Series: Alex Verus #4
Narrator: Gildart Jackson
Length: 10 hours and 24 minutes
Genres: Urban Fantasy
Source: Purchase
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Narration: 5 cups Speed: 1.3x

Life is quiet for Alex Verus. Amazing. With a flat full of friends (and the occasional fish), and business booming, why not enjoy the humdrum here and now? But of course that's too good to be true. In a sudden and cruel pincer movement of fate, Alex finds himself fighting a sinister and powerful gang as well as his own demons - for the same crime. Held hostage by the choices of his past, Alex's future is now in jeopardy ...

ADDICTIVE magical urban well written

Narrated by Gildart Jackson, Chosen by Benedict Jacka is the fourth book in the Alex Verus urban fantasy series. Jacka delivered an action-packed tale that gave the listener some serious insight into our diviner, Alex.

When the story opens, Alex is sharing his flat with Anne and Variam, whom we met in Taken. They’ve all become fast friends and it’s all rather cozy with shared meals and game night. It was nice seeing this more relaxed side of Alex. He is trying to find these young apprentices, Mages to begin their training. Kind of like a protective father.

We’ve known for a time Alex trained with a Dark Mage named Richard, and that those times were dark but I never imagined how dark. Listeners will discover how dark in Chosen. It was well down, addictive and an eye-opening look into the Mage world.

It seems a group of adepts led by a young man set on revenge is seeking to destroy dark mages and Alex is one of those targets as his past meets his present. This gave the tale an addictive, action-packed pace as we tried to outrun and hide from these clever, determined young characters.

Suspenseful and enlightening Chosen held me captive as we learned about Alex’s past and why this young adept wants Alex dead. The strongest Alex Verus novel to date Jacka truly fleshed out all aspects of Alex and presented his vulnerable side. Alex appears cocky and even arrogant or uncaring in the beginning but with each novel we truly see the depth of this man and I quite like him. The spider is wise. *winks*

If you are looking for a fresh, original urban fantasy series, and enjoy the Dresden Files and Vesik series, add these to your audio-shelf.

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About Benedict Jacka

Benedict Jacka

Benedict Jacka became a writer almost by accident, when at nineteen he sat in his school library and started a story in the back of an exercise book. Since then he’s studied philosophy at Cambridge, lived in China, and worked as everything from civil servant to bouncer to teacher before returning to London to take up law.

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9 Responses to “Chosen by Benedict Jacka”

  1. Debbie S Haupt

    Great review Kim, I think I may have read the first in this series, I’m going to check that out because I think I want to pick up where I left off!

  2. Sophia Rose

    Neat how this latest shows the writer coming into his own with a well developed and riveting character and plot. I do want to get to this series after you and Anne’s reviews. 🙂