- Series: An Alex Verus Novel (Book 7)
- Mass Market Paperback: 336 pages
- Publisher: Ace (April 5, 2016)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0425275760
- ISBN-13: 978-0425275764
- Product Dimensions: 4.2 x 0.9 x 6.8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 5.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 138 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #651,247 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Burned (An Alex Verus Novel) Mass Market Paperback – April 5, 2016
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Praise for the Alex Verus novels
“Benedict Jacka writes a deft thrill ride of an urban fantasy—a stay-up-all-night read.”—#1 New York Times bestselling author Patricia Briggs
“Harry Dresden would like Alex Verus tremendously...Books this good remind me why I got into the storytelling business in the first place.”—*Jim Butcher, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Dresden Files
“Benedict Jacka is a master storyteller.”—Fantasy Faction
“A stellar blend of thoughtful philosophy and explosive action populated by a stereotype-defying diverse cast.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“Tons of fun and lots of excitement.”—SF Site
About the Author
Benedict Jacka is half-Australian, half-Armenian, and grew up in London. He’s worked as a teacher, bouncer, and civil servant, and spends his spare time skating and playing tabletop games. He’s the author of the Alex Verus series, including Veiled, Hidden, and Chosen.
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Additionally, the author has spent a lot of time and effort seemingly setting things up for a more intimate relationship between Alex and Anne. With the possible exception of one offhand comment, however, this issue goes unresolved. This outcome is a bit hard to believe because the two characters are forced into very close contact for several weeks with no real contact with any other people. I will admit to being a bit conflicted on this issue because I am not a fan of paranormal romance or explicit sex in this genre. Still, it feels like there should be room for relationships to change and develop without devolving into outright pornography.
In short, I enjoyed this book but was slightly less satisfied than with the other books in the series. I would still give this book a cautious recommendation. It was a good book, just not as good as the others in the series.
I find it unfortunate that Luna has been more or less relegated to the sidelines. She has always been one of the more interesting and three-dimensional secondary characters, warts and all, and I thought she deserved more character development than she's been getting lately. There was so much buildup in the first couple of books with her curse, and how impossible it was for her to have a relationship that it was a real letdown to read a few short sentences hinting at something happening off-screen. The relationship (if there was one) didn't even make much sense, because both characters have always been more loyal to and had more chemistry with other people -- it just seemed like the author threw them together to get them out of the way.
I'm actually starting to actively dislike the character who seems to be replacing Luna as main female character ... she seems to be a bit of a Mary Sue, almost too nice and perfect, and everyone likes her unless they're a Light Mage. Go figure.
On the other hand, I am excited to see where this story goes. I like that the writer is consciously moving Alex into a new position, without a security blanket (literally, as well as figuratively), and with some new character dynamics. I just feel like a lot of this story could have been the first part of a larger novel, and not a whole novel unto itself.
Looking forward to the next part of Alex's story.