Benedict Jacka

  • Au détour d'une ruelle sombre de Camden à Londres, le Grand Bazar de l'occulte vous attend. Le propriétaire sait déjà que vous êtes en route, il est devin.

    Alex Verus peut voir le futur comme un faisceau de probabilités. Derrière le comptoir de sa boutique d'accessoires de magie, il a tourné le dos à la confrérie des mages, ses rivalités, ses secrets, ses morts, pour mener une existence sans histoires. Mais quand une relique puissante échoue entre ses mains, il se retrouve malgré lui pris entre les forces de la Lumière et des Ombres, obligé de choisir un camp dans une bataille qui le dépasse. Et qui va raviver de vieilles blessures...

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  • Un rituel maléfique, des mages en quête de pouvoir et une apprentie qui a la tête ailleurs attendent notre héros dans ce deuxième tome des aventures d'Alex Verus.

    Tout va plutôt bien pour Alex, personne n'a essayé de le tuer depuis au moins deux semaines. Jusqu'à cette nuit où une femme mystérieuse se présente dans sa boutique, poursuivie par une créature magique programmée pour la tuer. Alex se retrouve rapidement la cible d'une cabale visant à recréer la Moisson, un rituel maléfique. Tout est essayant de rester lui-même en vie, il doit s'assurer que Luna ne devienne pas une victime collatérale de cette sombre histoire...

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  • Le troisième volet des aventures d'Alex Verus nous emmène dans un mystérieux manoir pour un tournoi d'apprentis qui vire au cauchemar.

    Le don de divination d'Alex Verus a longtemps été le secret le mieux gardé de Londres. À présent, tout le monde s'arrache ses services d'enquêteur. Avec son apprentie Luna, il lui reste à faire très attention aux motivations de ses clients. Justement, une très belle mage de la Lumière le supplie d'assurer la sécurité d'un tournoi occulte prestigieux, mais ses intentions sont difficiles à prédire. Et l'imprédictible, c'est la définition d'un cauchemar pour un devin.

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  • Alex Verus ne s'est jamais entendu avec le Conseil qui préside la communauté des magiciens. Mais alors que son ancien mentor est de retour en Angleterre, Alex a désespérément besoin d'alliés. Et il est prêt à tout pour en trouver, même si cela implique accepter une mission pour les Gardiens qui ont la tâche de faire appliquer la Loi magique.
    Alex forme une alliance improbable avec Caldera, sa nouvelle partenaire. Mais sa tentative de rentrer dans le rang se révèle dangereuse quand il se retrouve en possession d'un artefact que tout le monde convoite.

  • Alex était autrefois l'apprenti du sinistre Richard Drakh, un mage de l'Ombre. Sous prétexte d'obéir aux ordres de son maître, il a commis des actes dont le souvenir le hante.
    Alors que court la rumeur du retour de Drakh, Alex va devoir faire face aux erreurs de cette époque, en affrontant un jeune initié assoiffé de vengeance. S'il s'est largement amendé depuis ces années noires, Alex redoute le jugement de ses amis, et particulièrement de Luna, son apprentie, sur les heures sombres de son passé.
    Mais s'ils doivent aller au combat pour lui, il leur faut savoir pour quel genre d'homme ils risquent leur vie.
    Alex Verus est un prodigieux cocktail de fantastique et de thriller. Portée par des personnages complexes et attachants, son intrigue est un concentré d'aventures, de drôlerie et d'émotions. On y retrouve les classiques du genre (bestiaire fantastique, batailles de sortilèges), mais le talent de l'auteur est de combiner tous ces éléments dans un suspense haletant.

  • Les talents de divination d'Alex Verus l'ont sauvé de bien des dangers, et nombreux sont ceux dans son entourage qui ont demandé son aide. Mais cette fois, quelqu'un qui en aurait bien besoin la refuse catégoriquement.
    Son amie, la magicienne Anne, a pris ses distances avec lui quand elle a découvert les parts les plus sombres de son passé. La voici dans une situation périlleuse, mais rien ne semble pouvoir la convaincre d'accepter son assistance.
    Le doute s'installe : la réaction d'Anne est-elle uniquement motivée par ce qu'elle pense de lui ? Ou n'aurait-elle pas son propre secret à cacher, au risque de sa vie ?
    En parallèle, les rues de Londres bruissent de la rumeur du retour de l'ancien maître d'Alex. Si cela devait se confirmer, il serait utile à notre héros de connaître ses plans, et ceux qu'ils risquent d'impliquer.

  • 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.

    On top of that, rumours are swirling around London that Alex's former master may be back in town. Alex has no idea what his agenda may be, or who it involves . . .

  • Mage Alex Verus is back in the seventh in the “gorgeously realized”* urban fantasy series from the national bestselling author of Veiled.
    I’m used to people wanting me dead. But, this time, I’m not the only one on the hit list--and time is running out...
    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...

  • 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?

  • 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.

  • Anglais Cursed

    Jacka Benedict

    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. His old enemies are after the secret, as well as a Council mage named Belthas and a mercenary named Garrick, and at least one of them is trying to get Alex killed - if he only knew which.

    He can see the future, but knowing who to trust is something else.

  • Anglais Chosen

    Jacka Benedict

    Alex Verus is having an unusually peaceful summer. Things used to be different. Back when Alex was a Dark mage's apprentice, he did what he had to do to survive, though he isn't proud of the memories. Still, he's made a new life and new friends since then, and he's put the old days behind him. Or has he? When someone from his past comes looking for revenge, Alex must face his demons - and decide how far he will go to protect his future. 'Whoop-ass excitement from the new master of magical London' Charles Stross www.benedictjacka.co.uk

  • Anglais Taken

    Jacka Benedict

    Welcome to Fountain Reach Ancient seat of the Aubuchon dynasty Majestic setting of the White Stone tournament Alex Verus's (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. But the tournament is a minefield of ancient grudges and new threats, and Alex can't afford to miss a trick as his elusive adversary stays one step ahead in this most dangerous of games.

  • Anglais Fated

    Jacka Benedict

    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...

  • Anglais Hidden

    Jacka Benedict

    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. The Council Keepers of the Order of the Star believe Dark mages from her past may be involved. Working with the Keepers, Alex and Luna discover that Anne has been taken into the shadow realm of Sagash, her former Dark mage mentor, and they must find a way to rescue her.
    But another shadow from the past has resurfaced-'Alex's former master may be back in London, and Alex has no idea what his agenda is...

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