Regular price: $30.09

Membership details Membership details
  • A 30-day trial plus your first audiobook, free.
  • 1 credit/month after trial – good for any book, any price.
  • Easy exchanges – swap any book you don’t love.
  • Keep your audiobooks, even if you cancel.
  • After your trial, Audible is just $14.95/month.
OR
In Cart

Publisher's Summary

Diviner Alex Verus and the Council that governs the magical community have never gotten along. But with his former teacher back in Britain, Alex is in desperate need of allies, and he'll do whatever it takes to get them - even if it means accepting a job with the Keepers, enforcing magical law. Alex forms an uneasy alliance with his new partner, Caldera, but his attempt at legitimacy quickly turns lethal when a mission puts him in possession of an item that factions both inside and outside of the Council would kill to get their hands on.

Once again caught in the middle of a deadly conflict, Alex will need all his abilities to figure out who his friends are - especially when enemies are hiding on all sides....

©2015 Benedict Jacka (P)2015 Tantor

More from the same

What members say

Average Customer Ratings

Overall

  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    1,202
  • 4 Stars
    553
  • 3 Stars
    73
  • 2 Stars
    7
  • 1 Stars
    1

Performance

  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    1,289
  • 4 Stars
    364
  • 3 Stars
    36
  • 2 Stars
    3
  • 1 Stars
    0

Story

  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    1,066
  • 4 Stars
    511
  • 3 Stars
    100
  • 2 Stars
    12
  • 1 Stars
    1
Sort by:
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars

Motions

I read this in about 2 days and it cheered me up to having another Alex Verus book but it felt like Benedict need some things to happen to set up for Richard but didn't want to leave Alex out; which in many ways is his natural place in the political world. The book felt "thin" (not as much of a pun as I would like) and forced. Milestone happened but it felt a little too much like god pushing the pieces into place rather then a natural or believe pattern.

Still however willing and ready to read book 7 and very likely book 8 too.

Gildart performance remains strong.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

One of the best in the series!

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Exciting, Thrilling, even after 5 other books

What was one of the most memorable moments of Veiled?

Opening the book, allows you to regain the relationship with old friends, and meet some new ones

Which character – as performed by Gildart Jackson – was your favorite?

Alex as always

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Alex put to the test like never before

Any additional comments?

After 5 books one would figure book 6 would be a filler. One would be wrong. Book 6 stands out like no other. It could be read on its own, but reading the other 5 would be a good idea and wonderful time spent. I hope this series continues to many more books and soon.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

One of the Better Ones

This audiobook is one of the Better ones in the series. New characters and old ones are evolving into dynamic people. I recommend this one.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Another good one!

The Alex Verus series never fails. I just wish I didn't have to wait a year for another one. Great performance like always and the story advances in a very interesting direction. If you're a fan, you'll love it.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars

Not One of His Best

I completely enjoyed Veiled, but it is clearly not one of Jacka's best in this series...perhaps it has run its course?
All of the characters are there but it all felt a bit...weak.
There are two or three good battle/fight scenes but they are all the same now: Hero up against an unbeatable foe, either out wits them or reaches into a bag of tricks and viola!
Another thing that bothers me, just a bit, is the fact that everyone is always seems angry when talking... I know this is simply the directors view but I found it irksome...and lastly, the book seemed to just end with a very anti-climatic whimper.

All that being said, I know I will listen to the next book, I guess I just won't expect too much.

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars

Good but series has run its course

Storyline consistent with previous installments. Mic you've listened to first several books then this may be too much of the same.

As with previous books, narrator iscexcellent.

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars

Hmmm.

What made the experience of listening to Veiled the most enjoyable?

The narrator is pretty great.

What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

There was a clear climax to the story, but it didn't feel nearly as 'epic' as the other books in the series.

  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars

Disappointing

This entry was very unsatisfying with respect to either its internal plot or moving the overall story forward. Once again Alex accomplished little other than surviving and adding more enemy mages to his roster. It would be nice to see some plot threads begin to wrap up.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

A good, don't-want-it-to-end magic mystery.

Glad there are more in the series because the adventures of Alex Verus are immersive and great for leaving this world behind. The tales have more plot twists than a Gordian knot. I particularly like the moral and wisdom lessons scattered throughout the book. Good writing, good development, excellent scene setting. What more can one ask for?

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars

Solid verus book

Another Alex Verus story. If you liked the other ones, you'll like this one. As always Gilbert Jackson's narration is perfect.

This book seems to be setting up the next large (multi-book) arc, so it suffers a little bit from having to move so many plot elements around with out revealing too much about them.