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Fated by Benedict Jacka

Fated by Benedict Jacka review ↠ 0 Benedict Jacka ¶ 0 review free download Ñ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ¶ Benedict Jacka Possible future allowing him to pull off operations that have a million to one chance of success But when Alex is approached by multiple factions to crack open a relic from a long ago. So I was just falling off the wagon and wetting my whistle with a bit of Urban Fantasy that was recommended to me recently and I can honestly say that I got really drunk Not alcohol alas but on magicI d just been sifting through all the wonders of the Spacing Guild from Dune and the minor predictive powers of the Jedi recently so imagine my surprise when I get to read about a Dresden ish mage in London who can augur himself through all the twisty paths of time to answer important uestions like Who s going to be killing me in the next fifteen seconds and how can I get out of this damn mess or This is a pretty nasty puzzle placed before me If I can walk all the paths and figure out how to solve it without becoming a crispy critter then go meI admit I laughed loud when Mr Jacka gave an explicit literary nod to a certain mage in Chicago It warmed my cockles And it also set the tone for the mind candy treat that I was about to gobble upThe trick with these kinds of books is how to balance powerful magic against natural limitations andor outside mitigations while keeping in the reader enthralled with a good tale and he did it The plot put this poor neutral mage into the leading roll of a ping pong ball between the white mages and the black mages of London all of whom want him because of his powers of Divination and the fact that he was the only Diviner stupid enough to have not headed for the hills when the storm began to riseFun Exciting We ve even got a bit of a love interest beginning to brew and I think I like her problems a lot than Alex s Oh wait this isn t her tale But I m guessing she s going to get a lot screen time with a second book named Cursed GoodieI have no complaints about this novel It s light and fun and there s lots of action and even a bit of snark Sound like UF Wait It s Good Urban Fantasy I ve only read one book so far but it s shaping up to be as good as the best stuff of that little mage in Chicago We ll see I ve got high hopes

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Fated by Benedict Jacka review ↠ 0 Benedict Jacka ¶ 0 review free download Ñ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ¶ Benedict Jacka Alex Verus is part of a world hidden in plain sight running a magic shop in London And while Alex's own powers aren't as showy as some mages he does have the advantage of foreseeing the. One of these things is not like the other I m just kidding They re all totally alikeIt isn t long before you notice the first Dresden homage in Jacka s first adult UF book Of course my edition gives it away with the cover where a uote from Jim Butcher plays a prominent role on the jacket I can only assume this was so someone wouldn t sue Jacka for copyright violations on Butcher s behalf Once you start reading the parallels appear uickly beginning with his protagonist Alex Verus noting there s a wizard in Chicago rud to advertise in the phone book I started to wonder did this get its start as fan fiction It clearly owes a great deal to Dresden from the characters to the themes to various plot points Don t believe me You really need to read Carly s review which analyzes the similarities Well whatever I can overlook it right I don t hate Harry Dresden I like the modern UF detective noir despite being somewhat formulaic in plot because I enjoy discovering what the author does with a magic system characters setting and tension Unfortunately in this case Jacka needs to do a lot both to individuate himself and to create a stellar series I enjoy a well plotted book however I don t usually spend a great deal of time analyzing it no matter what my review trolls say about nitpicking So believe me when I say that I noticed the prevalence of deus ex machina solutions they re notable Almost every scrape he got into was solved by the appearance of some untold facet of his skill cheap but acceptable view spoilerexcept for the martial arts skill hide spoiler

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Fated by Benedict Jacka review ↠ 0 Benedict Jacka ¶ 0 review free download Ñ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ¶ Benedict Jacka Mage war he knows that whatever's inside must be beyond powerful And thanks to his abilities Alex can predict that by taking the job his odds of survival are about to go from slim to no. Actual rating 15 starsThis has a decent magic system and meh characters and an even mega meh plot not sure if that s a real phrase but I m using it Due to Verus being able to see into almost every possible outcome to almost every possible future to an extent there just wasn t any tension to be given to the plot I actually gained some of Verus powers and was able to divine the future I saw that no matter the outcome I was just going to not care Sadly I couldn t connect with the characters and that was probably the thing that ruined my enjoyment most of all I did give it an extra5 stars because I really liked the villains especially Cinder I might give book 2 a shot but it s highly unlikely at this time

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    review Fated by Benedict Jacka Benedict Jacka ¶ 0 review Fated by Benedict Jacka) [Pdf New] ☆ Benedict Jacka NEW REVIEW 2018 Warning This review contains the usual random fanart and pointless comics done by me Enjoy All images can be found with bette

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    Fated by Benedict Jacka) [Pdf New] ☆ Benedict Jacka free download Ñ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ¶ Benedict Jacka Benedict Jacka ¶ 0 review One of these things is not like the other I'm just kidding They're all totally alikeIt isn't long before you no

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    Fated by Benedict Jacka) [Pdf New] ☆ Benedict Jacka free download Ñ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ¶ Benedict Jacka Benedict Jacka ¶ 0 review So I was just falling off the wagon and wetting my whistle with a bit of Urban Fantasy that was recommended to me recently and I can honestly say that I got really drunk Not alcohol alas but on magicI'd just been sifting through all t

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    free download Ñ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ¶ Benedict Jacka Benedict Jacka ¶ 0 review review Fated by Benedict Jacka An excellent addition to the urban fantasy landscape Alex the main character is a mage in London who rejects the magical establishment and can see the future Very well handled his abilities and super fun world building Def if you like Butcher's books pick this up

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    Fated by Benedict Jacka) [Pdf New] ☆ Benedict Jacka Sale Alert Kindle Daily Deal 24Jul20 19935 Wizarding World StarsSure sure you are thinking another UF series about a magewizard I know I was thinking the same thing too and then I started reading Alex is not really a bad guy well now but that doesn’t mean that he has always been a good guy He is definitely a wizard wit

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    Fated by Benedict Jacka) [Pdf New] ☆ Benedict Jacka free download Ñ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ¶ Benedict Jacka review Fated by Benedict Jacka A disappointing Dresden clone without the wit and sharp writing The main character is fairly colourless and uninspiring with little to endear him and much patronising behaviour to annoy It reads like a young adult novel wi

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    free download Ñ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ¶ Benedict Jacka Benedict Jacka ¶ 0 review review Fated by Benedict Jacka I picked this up because it kept getting cross recommendations with Ben Aaronovitch's Rivers of London series It has some tropes in common contemporary London with secret magic first person narrator I think it could have something of the same relationship for me as Krentz's books do for Crusie's methadone while waiting

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    review Fated by Benedict Jacka Fated by Benedict Jacka) [Pdf New] ☆ Benedict Jacka Benedict Jacka ¶ 0 review Actual rating 15 starsThis has a decent magic system and meh characters and an even mega meh plot not sure if that's a real phrase but I'm using it Due to Verus being able to see into almost every possible outcome to almost every possible future to an extent there just wasn't any tension to be given to the plot I actually gained some of Verus' powers and was able to divine the future I saw that no matter the o

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    review Fated by Benedict Jacka Fated by Benedict Jacka) [Pdf New] ☆ Benedict Jacka Benedict Jacka ¶ 0 review Fated is a fantastic debut novel This is what urban fantasy can accomplish taking fantasy concepts and giving them a new spin in a modern setting Jacka uses the concept of an age old war between Dark and Light Mag

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