by Benedict Jacka
Series: Alex Verus #10
Narrator: Gildart Jackson
Length: 11 hours
Genres: Urban Fantasy
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Narration: 5 cups Speed: 1.3x
For Mage Alex Verus, everything is on the line in the tenth urban fantasy novel from the national bestselling author of Marked.
Once Alex Verus was a diviner trying to live quietly under the radar. Now he's a member of the Light Council who's found success, friends...and love. But it's come with a price--the Council is investigating him, and if they find out the truth, he'll lose everything.
Meanwhile, Alex's old master, Richard Drakh, is waging a war against the Council, and he's preparing a move that will bring Alex and the life mage, Anne, under his control. Caught between Richard and the Council, Alex's time is running out. To protect those he cares for, Alex will have to become something different. Something darker...
Fallen by Benedict Jacka is the tenth novel in the Alex Verus fantasy series. Narrated by Gildart Jackson, Fallen was action-packed and delivered answers for listeners.
This series should be read/listened to in the order of its release. There are long ARCs, short ARCs, relationships and most of all character growth as events, friendships and developments forge Alex and his friends.
Where to begin? Alex has always wanted neutrality, and it hasn’t done him a lot of good. In fact, he has enemies on both sides. He has tried being a Keeper, and a member on the council, and for what? No one trusts him, everyone uses him, and every time we turn around someone is attempting to kill him.!
Alex has had enough as the consequences of his actions come crashing down on him. To save his friends, particularly Anne, he needs to be powerful. The tale that unfolds was intense and well written. I simply devoured it.
Gads I love Alex. Who knew diviners could be so cool? Jacka has delivered an original storyline with Alex Verus and my love for the series increases with each book. I have laughed, screamed, and held my breath. Fallen was brilliant and addictive as Alex finally manned up. And do you know what? I love this powerful version of Alex.
Color me surprised, but Richard offered sound advice and truly sees Alex and how his path has led him here.
The story has humor but also made me cry. Moments and events linked past storylines, and I love how Jacka brought things together. We get answers to questions, understand foreshadowing and get updates on key characters, particularly Alex’s friends.
Gildart Jackson narrates this series and is simply brilliant. From the different voices to the range of emotions, he elevates the series to a whole new level. He is Alex Verus.
If you haven’t started this series, now is the time. There are two installments left. Tune in tomorrow for the newest offering.
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Anne - Books of My Heart
Excellent review! I LOVE this series so much.
Debbie S Haupt
I really need to get back into this series, thanks Kim! Great review and good to know that 10 books in it still rates a 5 cup
I am amazed by how this book/author can still surprise you even at book 10, that’s something of an achievement right?
Lover of Romance
Its always so impressive these narrators that can be so dynamic in the varying degrees of voices and emotion that can portray for the reader. Sounds like a solid read and glad you had such a good time with it.
It’s great to hear that it continues to be good!
Glad you’re loving the series so much! It must be hard being Alex and just wanting to be neutral but instead making enemies everywhere instead! I like the sound of the longer arcs in the series running alongside the shorter ones too.