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Publisher's Summary

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. But with only seven days to work with, will he have time left over save his own skin?
©2016 Benedict Jacka (P)2016 Tantor
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Critic Reviews

"A deft, thrill-ride of an urban fantasy - a stay-up-all-night read." (Patricia Briggs on Fated)
"Harry Dresden would like Alex Verus tremendously - and be a little nervous around him. I just added Benedict Jacka to my must-read list." (Jim Butcher, author of the Dresden Files)
"Whoop-ass excitement from the new master of magical London." (Charles Stross on Chosen)
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By Elena on 09-18-16

Great book

Fun, exciting, interesting characters and world and a great continuation of the series. I hope the next book comes soon.

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By Sheryl Mason on 07-03-16

Now what will happen?

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

This is an author who involves himself deeply in his characters. That means that the story flows well and, okay, has some unexpected twists. All in all, this is a story of survival and friendship. I adore the characters, their interaction and the way the story develops. In fact, I was hooked from the first book.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Seriously? It's a toss up between Alex and Anne. I love Alex's "dangerous coward" view of life and the curiosity of diviners. On the other hand, Anne is prepared to take serious risks to save those she cares about.

What does Gildart Jackson bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

As I haven't read any of the books, I can't comment on that bit. Narration is excellent throughout all the books. A book heard brings the characters to life in a way that merely reading a book can't.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Several but one specifically. Towards the end, Alex touches Anne's face. No more, it would include spoilers.

Any additional comments?

Give us the next one !!!

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By Victoria on 04-10-16

Wow, didn't expect that.

What a fantastic book! Verus and his friends are involved in such twists and turns. You'll enjoy every minute and it will leave you wanting to jump into the next book.

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