Alex Verus

18 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 21,337 ratings

Fated Publisher's Summary

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 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 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 none…

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  • Book 1

    • Fated

    • Alex Verus Series, Book 1
    • By: Benedict Jacka
    • Narrated by: Gildart Jackson
    • Length: 10 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 5,388
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,965
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4,973

    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 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 mage war, he knows that whatever's inside must be beyond powerful.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Harry Dresden meets the Temple of Doom

    • By Jessica on 05-15-14

    Regular price: $30.09

    • Fated

    • Alex Verus, Book 1
    • By: Benedict Jacka
    • Narrated by: Gildart Jackson
    • Length: 10 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 63
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 60
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 60

    Camden, North London. A tangled, mangled junction of train lines, roads and waterways. Where minor celebrities hang out with minor criminals and where tourists and moody teenagers mingle. In the heart of Camden, where rail meets road meets leyline, you might find the Arcana Emporium, run by one Alex Verus. He won't sell you a wand or mix you a potion, but if you know what you're looking for, he might just be able to help.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent gritty fantasy

    • By lynn on 01-15-15

    Regular price: $19.18

  • Book 2

    • Cursed

    • Alex Verus, Book 2
    • By: Benedict Jacka
    • Narrated by: Gildart Jackson
    • Length: 10 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,966
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,735
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,728

    Since his second sight made him infamous for defeating powerful dark mages, Alex has been keeping his head down. But now he's discovered the resurgence of a forbidden ritual. Someone is harvesting the life-force of magical creatures-destroying them in the process. And draining humans is next on the agenda. Hired to investigate, Alex realizes that not everyone on the Council wants him delving any deeper.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Popcorn fantasy, just how I like it

    • By SC123 on 10-14-15

    Regular price: $30.09

    • Cursed

    • An Alex Verus Novel
    • By: Benedict Jacka
    • Narrated by: Gildart Jackson
    • Length: 10 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 36
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34

    Things are going well for Alex Verus. He's on moderately good terms with the Council, his apprentice is settling in, and his shop in Camden is gaining quite a reputation. But when a mysterious woman bursts into the Arcana Emporium one night with an assassin on her tail, Alex is thrown into a plot to revive a long-forbidden ritual.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Couldn't stop listening

    • By Rogerio Vitiver Soares de Souza on 06-05-17

    Regular price: $20.24

  • Book 3

    • Taken

    • Alex Verus Series, Book 3
    • By: Benedict Jacka
    • Narrated by: Gildart Jackson
    • Length: 10 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,410
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,227
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,211

    This time last year, I could go weeks without seeing another mage. In mage society I was an unknown and, all in all, that was how I liked it. It’s hard to say what changed. Whatever it was, I got involved in the magical world again and started getting myself a reputation.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great book. Action packed and fun.

    • By Cliff on 02-03-14

    Regular price: $30.09

    • Taken

    • An Alex Verus Novel
    • By: Benedict Jacka
    • Narrated by: Gildart Jackson
    • Length: 10 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 28
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26

    Welcome to Fountain Reach. Ancient seat of the Aubuchon dynasty. Majestic setting of the White Stone tournament. Alex Verus' (not necessarily reliable) reputation attracts all sorts. Most are plain bonkers. Yet there's one invitation he just can't refuse. At Fountain Reach, Alex is perfectly placed among the noted and notorious to figure out why apprentices have been vanishing.

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  • Book 4

    • Chosen

    • Alex Verus, Book 4
    • By: Benedict Jacka
    • Narrated by: Gildart Jackson
    • Length: 10 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,225
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,042
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,039

    I don't publicly advertise that I'm a mage, but I don't exactly hide it either, and one of the odd things I've learnt over the years is just how much you can get away with if you're blatant enough. Hide something behind smoke and mirrors and make people work to find it, and they'll tear the place down looking for what's there. Alex Verus is a diviner who can see probable futures-a talent that's gotten him out of many a tough scrape. But this time, he may be in over his head. Alex was once apprenticed to a Dark mage, and in his service he did a lot of things he isn't proud of.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • best on in the series so far

    • By Cliff on 02-19-14

    Regular price: $30.09

    • Chosen

    • An Alex Verus Novel
    • By: Benedict Jacka
    • Narrated by: Gildart Jackson
    • Length: 10 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 33
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32

    Life is quiet for Alex Verus. Amazing. With a flat full of friends (and the occasional fish) and business booming, why not enjoy the humdrum here and now? But of course that's too good to be true. In a sudden and cruel pincer movement of fate, Alex finds himself fighting a sinister and powerful gang as well as his own demons - for the same crime. Held hostage by the choices of his past, Alex's future is now in jeopardy....

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  • Book 5

    • Hidden

    • Alex Verus, Book 5
    • By: Benedict Jacka
    • Narrated by: Gildart Jackson
    • Length: 10 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,109
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,934
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,931

    With his talent for divining the future, Alex Verus should have foreseen his friends' reactions to the revelations about his previous life. Anne Walker no longer trusts him-and has also cut all ties with the mage community after getting kicked out of the apprentice program. As a favor to Luna, Alex's own apprentice and Anne's best friend, he checks in on her only to be told to leave her alone. Then Anne gets kidnapped.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Thought it would be boring

    • By Leanna on 12-25-14

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Hidden

    • An Alex Verus Novel
    • By: Benedict Jacka
    • Narrated by: Gildart Jackson
    • Length: 10 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25

    Never look back. Alex Verus is a diviner who can see probable futures - a talent that's gotten him and his friends out of many a tough scrape. But what happens when someone doesn't want Alex's help? Alex's friend, the life mage Anne, distanced herself from him when she found out about his past as a Dark apprentice. Now she's in serious trouble but wants nothing to do with him. Alex has to start wondering if Anne's problem is really with him - or if there's a secret she's trying to hide.

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  • Book 6

    • Veiled

    • Alex Verus, Book 6
    • By: Benedict Jacka
    • Narrated by: Gildart Jackson
    • Length: 10 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,855
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,711
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,709

    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 enforcing magical law. Alex forms an uneasy alliance with his new partner, 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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Motions

    • By Coral on 08-16-15

    Regular price: $30.09

    • Veiled

    • An Alex Verus Novel
    • By: Benedict Jacka
    • Narrated by: Gildart Jackson
    • Length: 10 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 39
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 37
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 37

    Alex Verus is a mage who can see the future, but even he couldn't have seen this day coming. Alex has agreed to join the Keepers, the magical police force, to protect his friends from his old master, the Dark mage Richard Drakh. Going legit was always going to be difficult for an outcast like Alex, and there are those in the Keepers who aren't keen to see an ex-Dark mage succeed. Especially when Dark mages are making a play for a seat on the council for the first time in history.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Friggin' love this series. Obsessed.

    • By Mariel Segovia on 05-17-16

    Regular price: $21.31

  • Book 7

    • Burned

    • By: Benedict Jacka
    • Narrated by: Gildart Jackson
    • Length: 11 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35

    Alex Verus has a magic shop in Camden, London, and an uncanny ability to see the future. But suddenly everyone can see Alex's future. Because the Mage's Council of Great Britain just named him a traitor and ordered his death in seven days' time, and there's no way anyone can get out of that. Alex's friends - Luna and the other apprentices he's taken in - are tainted by association. They'll be marked for death, too, when the ruling comes into play, and Alex becomes locked in a race against time to save them.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great book

    • By Elena on 09-18-16

    Regular price: $21.31

    • Burned

    • Alex Verus, Book 7
    • By: Benedict Jacka
    • Narrated by: Gildart Jackson
    • Length: 11 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,796
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1,649
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,650

    Diviner Alex Verus finally made one too many enemies on the Council of Mages, and now one of them is angry enough to have him executed. Fighting for his life is nothing new, but this kill order also calls for the death of Alex's dependents - and there's no way that he'll let Luna, Anne, and Vari take the heat. With only a week before he's history, Alex will have to figure out how to disassociate himself from his friends, scrounge up allies on the council, and hopefully keep his head attached to his body.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Thought it was good.

    • By Jill on 06-25-17

    Regular price: $27.99

  • Book 8

    • Bound

    • An Alex Verus Novel
    • By: Benedict Jacka
    • Narrated by: Gildart Jackson
    • Length: 11 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 52
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 51
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 51

    Alex Verus can see the future. But he never thought he'd see this day. Manoeuvred by forces beyond his control, the probability mage has made a terrible choice: he's agreed to work for his old master once more. Richard Drakh, the sadistic dark mage Alex escaped as an apprentice, has him in his clutches again. And this time he won't let go so easily.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I love this series!

    • By Mom to 2 on 05-04-17

    Regular price: $20.65

    • Bound

    • Alex Verus Series, Book 8
    • By: Benedict Jacka
    • Narrated by: Gildart Jackson
    • Length: 11 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,482
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1,385
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,380

    Alex Verus is still haunted by his time apprenticed to Richard Drakh. He's been free of him for many years, but now the only way to keep his friends from being harmed is to again work for Richard and his deadly ally. Even worse, he's forced to bring the Light mage Anne into this servitude as well. After weeks of being hunted and finally cornered into what he thought was his last stand, Alex never thought his life would be spared - and never anticipated at what price. This time, the diviner can see no way out.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Tighter Coils and Straighter Straits

    • By Nekko on 07-03-17

    Regular price: $31.49

  • Book 9

    • Marked

    • Alex Verus, Book 9
    • By: Benedict Jacka
    • Narrated by: Gildart Jackson
    • Length: 10 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 37
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 36
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 36

    Alex Verus is tracking down dangerous magical items unleashed into the world by Dark Mages - however, when the Light Council decide they need his help in negotiating with the perpetrators, Alex must use all his cunning and magic to strike a deal. The ninth novel in the urban fantasy series which began with Fated - the Alex Verus novels are magic-filled fan favourites, perfect for fans of Jim Butcher and Ben Aaronovitch.

    Regular price: $21.81

    • Marked

    • Alex Verus Series, Book 9
    • By: Benedict Jacka
    • Narrated by: Gildart Jackson
    • Length: 10 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 758
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 709
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 708

     

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • I love the character development but...

    • By Amazon Customer on 07-08-18

    Regular price: $20.99