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)|
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Marked (Alex Verus #9) Reviews
I wanted to give this more stars but about a third into the book it was clear this was a setup book for the next in the series. I find that the story is starting to lag and the constant “we’ve got Richard this time only to be thwarted by something obvious we didn’t foresee” a bit annoying. Especially since Alex’s main power is divination. I’m thinking that maybe this author needs to move on to a new set of characters and series as these ones have been played out.
Marked hits the ground running with Alex Verus leading a Keeper retrieval team in search of magically imbued items lost in the disastrous raid on the Light Council Vault in Bound. Of the two orchestrators of the attack, Morden is in prison awaiting trial for treason and Richard Drakh is at liberty. As Morden's aide, Alex now has a precarious seat on the Junior Council. Alex has as many enemies as ever, some who want to use his skills as a Diviner Mage, and others who just want him dead. As usual ...more
The main storyline in Marked was pulling enough with Alex's way of acting and helping Anne. But I'm partly sick that he is always in a role of a bad guy, whome everyone wants to kill.
Plot is in general starting to get weak and partly boring. I hope for fresh sub plots and something more from this series.
Strong, likable characters all embroiled in magical mayhem, machinations and power grabs, even if they don’t want to be. Unexpected twists and shocking revelations, engage and captivate this novel’s audience.
I received this ARC copy of Marked from Berkley Publishing Group - Ace. This is my voluntary and honest review. Marked is set for publication July 3, 2018.
My Rating: 4 stars
Written by: Benedict Jacka
Series: Alex Verus
Sequence in Series: 9
Print Length: 320 pages
Publication Dat ...more
Well, I think we’re up to the point where we need charts and diagrams to keep everything straight 😂
I kept having to remind myself who and what and where.
Things seem to be coming closer and closer to a big showdown. Plot lines are converging and it all seems teetering in the brink of inevitable chaos. Bring it on, Benedict!
I loved Arachne in the elsewhere. She’s such a fabulous character. I loved that Alex is being forced to confront some things about himself that he really doesn’t want to. And t ...more
Very meh, nothing new happened, largely seemed like a rehash of previous books and action sequences. Disappointing!:(
Three and a half stars
This story seemed more like a filler because there is a lot of page filling information with things like how the Council worked, how black mages, white mages and adepts personalities were different.
There is a lot of focus on Anne with Verus trying to find out how to fix the problem of her bad side and the likelihood of her being possessed and about his feelings for her.
There is the needed action scenes to keep the reader interested, at the beginning, near the middle and a ...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