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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. But saving himself is going to bring him into direct opposition with his former master and the Dark mages surrounding him. And this time, escaping with his life might mean losing his soul....
©2016 Benedict Jacka (P)2016 Tantor
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By Debra on 04-25-16

Not the best in the series.

My least favorite kind of series installment...the one that doesn't really move the plot forward, but rather sets the stage for, one assumes, the next few books. I found the plot to be predictable, something that hasn't been true in the previous books. The set up for the next book leaves me hoping that the action and adventure will return and I'm willing to stick around for it.

If you are a fan of the series, give it a listen when you have an extra credit. If you haven't yet discovered Alex...don't start here.

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By Reanne on 05-03-16

So frustrating

I'm really getting sick of all the political corruption and injustice being core to these stories. Also sick of Verus's friends/allies turning on him. These books are just the same thing getting rehashed over and over again: someone's out to get Verus, politicians are corrupt, law enforcement sees him as the enemy no matter what he does, he has to make some bad choice to save his neck, he gets condemned and mistrusted for doing so. There's really no hope here, no joy, no humor, no justice or sense of good triumphing over evil, and loyalty only among the core Verus/Anne/Verium/Luna group. It's so frustrating to read over and over and over.

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