The 12th and final book in Benedict Jacka’s Alex Verus series comes out tomorrow*, in what I’m certain will be a slam-bang finish to this urban fantasy buckle-and-swash. Here’s my review of Forged.
*FYI, I’ll be out of contact for the day.
Here in the next to last book, author Benedict Jacka is showing some serious craft in the way his main character, Alex Verus, has evolved from a minor diviner who runs a shop where he sells crystals and crystal balls to tourists to a powerhouse mage who steps easily between real life, the Elsewhere and the Shadow Realms. This book includes a caper which introduces a new character, an AI with a great voice, an immensely satisfying battle with Alex’s archnemesis that Jacka has been building to since the first book, and a terrific hangten, heartbreaker of an ending.
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