- Audible Audio Edition
- Listening Length: 10 hours and 33 minutes
- Program Type: Audiobook
- Version: Unabridged
- Publisher: Tantor Audio
- Audible.com Release Date: December 24, 2013
- Whispersync for Voice: Ready
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00HET8ZSY
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Fated: Alex Verus Series, Book 1 Audiobook – Unabridged
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First off, the premise of this is great. Jacka has built a nicely formed world ala Harry Dresden, even giving the fictional wizard a nod in the beginning of the novel. I also liked the idea of having Alex running a magic shop, which gives us lots of possibilities for future novels. The character of Alex is rather nice, being both a jerk and a relatively nice guy, sometimes in the same breath. True, he's your typical world-weary-everyone-hates-him sort of character, but these types are popular for a reason. Nobody really wants to read about "Mike, the guy who was liked by everyone and never had anything bad happen to him or anyone else ever", at least not unless he's going to have some bad stuff thrown at him in the course of the story. Plus a talking spider? Awesomeness.
The only downfall is that despite some pretty good stuff going on in the book, there are also points in the book where I just felt a little bored and the plot just seems to sort of drag under its own weight. It just felt a little meh for the most part, especially towards the ending. Like I said, I liked the book well enough to where I'll buy the next book in the series and know that it deserves at least three stars, but not enough to where I feel particularly inspired to give it more than three stars.
Four stars because I genuinely liked the writing and the characters. Compared to Butcher? Just don't - read it without any pre-conceived notions and you might enjoy yourself.
Alex Verus is minor mage, so insignificant nobody really care about hime. Well... that is, until he begins to kill off two powerful mages. People are then taking an interest. Verus is more of a Diviner than a mage, really. And he has an apprentice tagging along with her own set of problems too. And they both intelligently weasel their way out of problems and killing attempts aimed their way by spiteful foes.
This book is like the first two. A joyful ride in a sympathetic England. With the same flaws and the same endearing qualities. The author does a good job depicting flawed characters. Alex and the main characters are rather well fleshed out and the plot, though simple, is enough to keep us entertained. And all through this book are hints of what could happen in the next novels, just to keep us on edge.
All in all, I would say I expect much in the futur and I hope I won't be disappointed with this series as I have been with so many others.