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Free read Ð PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook · Benedict Jacka Benedict Jacka · 0 Free read Fated by Benedict Jacka Read & Download ð 0 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. 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 with some pretty stupid propositions such as the opening line of chapter 11 A lot of people think of captivity as something glamorous are you serious That is just ridiculous Who on earth thinks that captivity is glamorous Why write such patent nonsense Or my next favourite stupid generalisation Lots of people think mad means funny Who are these lots of people Does Mr Jacka know them personally or are they just colourless poorly fleshed out figments of his imaginationThe author also pulls his punches with the scarey and yucky stuff I can t describe it for you because it was too horrible and the likeWhat s the point if you can t write it Ultimately though this guy suffers from the classic newbie error of writing about something rather than revealing it through the eyes of the characters so there s a huge amount of info dump and explainy explainy Someone needs to tell Mr Jack a the cardinal rule of great writing Show don t tell

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Free read Ð PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook · Benedict Jacka Benedict Jacka · 0 Free read Fated by Benedict Jacka Read & Download ð 0 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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Free read Ð PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook · Benedict Jacka Benedict Jacka · 0 Free read Fated by Benedict Jacka Read & Download ð 0 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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    Benedict Jacka · 0 Free read Free read Ð PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook · Benedict Jacka PDF DOWNLOAD [Fated by Benedict Jacka] AUTHOR Benedict Jacka YES it gets a Big Ol' 5I was intro'd to Urban Fantasy by the Harry Dresden books and frankly since I found them I've been trying to find other UF books I like as well The Twenty Palaces series turned out to be pretty goodbut their publisher dropped them Rob Thurman's Leandros books are okay I also kind of liked Aaronovitch's books None were nearly up to in my opinion of course Mr Butcher's Dresden booksNow while I can't say I like this boo

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    PDF DOWNLOAD [Fated by Benedict Jacka] AUTHOR Benedict Jacka Free read Ð PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook · 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 better resolution here wonder how explaining these books to people would go?Ok ok I know people keep comparing Alex Verus to Harry Dresden But you know what now that I have finally read

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    PDF DOWNLOAD [Fated by Benedict Jacka] AUTHOR Benedict Jacka 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

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    PDF DOWNLOAD [Fated by Benedict Jacka] AUTHOR Benedict Jacka Free read Ð PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook · Benedict Jacka review Fated by Benedict Jacka 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 wond

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    PDF DOWNLOAD [Fated by Benedict Jacka] AUTHOR 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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    Free read Ð PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook · Benedict Jacka Benedict Jacka · 0 Free read PDF DOWNLOAD [Fated by Benedict Jacka] AUTHOR 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 with some pr

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    Benedict Jacka · 0 Free read PDF DOWNLOAD [Fated by Benedict Jacka] AUTHOR 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 for a slower and sophisticated writer I suspect Jacka is somewhat younger than Aaronovitch I'd probabl

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    PDF DOWNLOAD [Fated by Benedict Jacka] AUTHOR Benedict Jacka 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

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    PDF DOWNLOAD [Fated by Benedict Jacka] AUTHOR Benedict Jacka Benedict Jacka · 0 Free read review Fated by Benedict Jacka Fated is a fantastic debut novel This is what urban fantasy can accomplish taking fantasy concepts and giving the

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