Burned by Benedict Jacka

June 26th, 2020 Kimberly Review 6 Comments

26th Jun
Burned by Benedict Jacka
Burned
by Benedict Jacka
Series: Alex Verus #7
Narrator: Gildart Jackson
Length: 11 hours and 45 minutes
Genres: Urban Fantasy
Source: Purchase
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Narration: 5 cups Speed: 1.3x

Mage Alex Verus is back in the seventh in the “gorgeously realized”* urban fantasy series from the national bestselling author of Veiled.

I’m used to people wanting me dead. But, this time, I’m not the only one on the hit list—and time is running out...

Diviner Alex Verus finally made one too many enemies on the Council of Mages, and now one of them is angry enough to have him executed. Fighting for his life is nothing new, but this kill order also calls for the death of Alex’s dependents—and there’s no way that he’ll let Luna, Anne, and Vari take the heat.

With only a week before he’s history, Alex will have to figure out how to disassociate himself from his friends, scrounge up allies on the Council, and hopefully keep his head attached to his body.

But saving himself is going to bring him into direct opposition with his former master and the Dark mages surrounding him. And, this time, escaping with his life might mean losing his soul...

Fave Narrator magical urban well written

Burned by Benedict Jacka is the seventh audiobook in the Alex Verus, urban fantasy series. Politics, betrayals and non-stop action had me holding my breath and shaking my fists.

Well, Alex finally did it. He pissed off the wrong person on the Council of Mages, and they ordered an executive kill order. Worse yet, the order also includes Luna, Anne, and Vari. But to do that they’ll need the votes and Alex will not make it easy.

Holy Spellcasters this was an intense, unforgiving, bite your nails to the bits listen. Alex has always gotten himself and others out of a tight fix and just when it seems he was winning, he was not.

Addictive, frustrating, complex and cleverly written from time in a bubble to alliances and friendships, I laughed, screamed and even cried out in frustration.

Alex has always been a loner, trusting no one, but he’d die for his friends. It was interesting to see where relationships fell. Who would never waiver and who would stick to the letter of the law, unable to the corruption and strategic powerplays. If you ever doubted why Alex didn’t want to align with any side or join the council, you will never doubt him after this.

The storyline is brilliant, a complete five star, but the ending ripped me in two and had it not been my smartphone I would have hurled it at the wall. Right now I am bloody mad at Benedict Jacka. We shall see if that changes with Bound.

Gildart Jackson has become the voice of these characters, particularly Alex. He captures the emotion, tension and characters brilliantly taking this story to the next level.

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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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