• "Une série profondément intelligente, aux enjeux moraux complexes, et bourrée d'action." - Publishers Weekly
    Alex Verus vit à Londres et il est devin. Il peut voir le futur comme une faisceau de probabilités. Pour le commun des mortels, c'est un don impressionnant. Mais pour les autres mages, c'est le bas de l'échelle des arts occultes. De toute façon, Alex a tourné le dos à cette confrérie. Trop de rivalités, de secrets, de complots, trop de morts...
    Sa seule ambition est de mener une existence sans histoires, caché dans sa petite boutique d'accessoires pour magiciens amateurs. Dans l'arrière salle, il continue à faire un peu de marché noir, c'est risqué mais le commerce des vrais objets magiques lui permet de payer le loyer.
    Quand une relique puissante échoue entre ses mains, il se retrouve la proie des forces auxquelles il avait essayé d'échapper, forcé de choisir un camp dans une bataille qui le dépasse.

    Voir le futur n'est pas toujours drôle, surtout quand le sien semble à ce point compromis. Alex Verus est un prodigieux cocktail de fantasy et de thriller.

    Porté 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.
    Benedict Jacka a 31 ans et il vit à Londres. Il a étudié la philosophie à Cambridge. Ses passions vont des arts martiaux à la danse de salon, et du skateboard aux jeux vidéos. Sa série Alex Verus s'est déjà vendue à plus de 500 000 exemplaires aux États-Unis et en Angleterre.

  • "Une série profondément intelligente, aux enjeux moraux complexes, et bourrée d'action." - Publishers Weekly
    Deuxième tome de la série des aventures d'Alex Verus Tout va plutôt bien pour Alex Verus. Le Conseil le laisse tranquille, Luna prend ses marques dans le rôle de son apprentie, et personne n'a essayé de le tuer depuis au moins deux semaines.
    C'est là qu'une femme mystérieuse se présente une nuit dans sa boutique, poursuivie par un tueur à gages. Alex est plongé dans une cabale visant à recréer le rituel qui permet de voler l'énergie vitale des créatures vivantes.
    Ses ennemis Cinder et Deleo convoitent ce pouvoir, ainsi que Belthas, un mage du conseil, et un mercenaire nommé Garrick. L'un d'eux essaie de le tuer. Mais lequel ?
    Alors qu'Alex tente de rester en vie, il doit aussi s'assurer que Luna ne devienne pas une victime collatérale de cette sombre histoire. C'est d'autant plus difficile que la jeune fille s'est trouvé un petit ami et que son esprit est ailleurs.
    Porté 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.
    Benedict Jacka a 31 ans et il vit à Londres. Il a étudié la philosophie à Cambridge. Ses passions vont des arts martiaux à la danse de salon, et du skateboard aux jeux vidéos.
    Sa série Alex Verus s'est déjà vendue à plus de 500 000 exemplaires aux États-Unis et en Angleterre. Son jeune héros débarque en Europe avant l'été.

  • Le don de divination d'Alex Verus a longtemps été le secret le mieux gardé de Londres.

    Maintenant, 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 femme le supplie d'assurer la sécurité d'un tournoi prestigieux mais ses intentions sont dures à prédire. Et l'imprédictible, c'est la définition d'un cauchemar pour un devin. Alex Verus est un prodigieux cocktail de fantastique et de thriller. Porté 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.
    Benedict Jacka a 31 ans et il vit à Londres. Il a étudié la philosophie à Cambridge. Ses passions vont des arts martiaux à la danse de salon, et du skateboard aux jeux vidéos.
    Sa série Alex Verus s'est déjà vendu à plus de 500 000 exemplaires aux États-Unis et en Angleterre.


  • 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.
    « Avec ce quatrième tome de sa saga, Jacka ridiculise les autres écrivains de fantastique urbain. Un mélange explosif d'action et de philosophie, peuplé de personnages défiant tous les stéréotypes. L'affrontement final est aussi génial qu'émotionnellement brutal. L'auteur ne laisse jamais son héros s'en sortir par des réponses simplistes aux questions complexes soulevées par la survie en milieu magique hostile. » - Publishers Weekly
    Benedict Jacka a 31 ans et il vit à Londres. Il a étudié la philosophie à Cambridge.
    Ses passions vont des arts martiaux à la danse de salon, et du skateboard aux jeux vidéos.

    Sa série Alex Verus s'est déjà vendue à plus de 500 000 exemplaires aux États-Unis et en Angleterre.

  • 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 d'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 pour rentrer dans le rang se révèle dangereuse quand il se retrouve en possession d'un artefact que tout le monde convoite.
    Benedict Jacka a 40 ans, il vit à Londres. Il a étudié la philosophie à Cambridge.
    Ses passions vont des arts martiaux à la danse de salon, et du skateboard aux jeux vidéo.

    Le 6e tome des aventures du meilleur magicien de Londres !


  • 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.
    Benedict Jacka a 39 ans, il vit à Londres. Il a étudié la philosophie à Cambridge.
    Ses passions vont des arts martiaux à la danse de salon, et du skateboard aux jeux vidéo.

  • 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.

  • Life is quiet for Alex Verus. Amazing.With a flat full of friends (and the occasional fish), and business booming, why not enjoy the humdrum here and now?But of course that's too good to be true. In a sudden and cruel pincer movement of fate, Alex finds himself fighting a sinister and powerful gang as well as his own demons - for the same crime.Held hostage by the choices of his past, Alex's future is now in jeopardy . . .

  • The start of a compelling new urban fantasy series based in Camden, featuring Alex Verus - a mage with a dark past who can see the future . . .
    'Harry Dresden would like Alex Verus tremendously - and be a little nervous around him. I just added Benedict Jacka to my must-read list. Fated is an excellent novel, a gorgeously realized world with a uniquely powerful, vulnerable protagonist. Books this good remind me why I got into the storytelling business in the first place' Jim Butcher, author of the Dresden Files
    Camden, North London. A tangled, mangled junction of train lines, roads and waterways. Where minor celebrities hang out with minor criminals and where tourists and moody teenagers mingle.
    In the heart of Camden, where rail meets road meets leyline, you might find the Arcana Emporium, run by one Alex Verus. He won't sell you a wand or mix you a potion, but if you know what you're looking for, he might just be able to help. That's if he's not too busy avoiding his would-be apprentice, foiling the Dark, outwitting the Light, and investigating a mysterious relic that has just turned up at the British Museum.The books in the Alex Verus series are as follows:
    Fated
    Cursed
    Taken
    Chosen
    Hidden
    Veiled
    Burned
    Bound
    Marked

  • 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.

  • NEVER LOOK BACKAlex 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 . . .

  • REBEL NO MORE
    Alex Verus is a mage who can see the future, but even he didn't see this day coming. He's agreed to join the Keepers, the magical police force, to protect his friends from his old master, the Dark Mage Richard Drakh.
    Going legit was always going to be difficult for an outcast like Alex, and there are some Keepers who aren't keen to see an ex-Dark mage succeed. Especially when Dark mages are making a play for a seat on the council, for the first time in history.
    Alex finally has the law on his side -- but trapped between Light and Dark politics, investigating a seedy underworld with ties to the highest of powers, will a badge be enough to save him?

  • 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.

  • Risen Nouv.

  • Anglais Cursed

    Jacka Benedict

    Benedict Jacka's acclaimed Alex Verus series continues with Cursed.
    Since his second sight made him infamous for defeating powerful dark mages, Alex has been keeping his head down. But now he's;discovered the resurgence of a forbidden ritual. Someone is harvesting the life-force of magical creatures--destroying them in the process. And draining humans is next on the agenda. Hired to investigate, Alex;realizes that;not everyone on the Council wants him delving any deeper. Struggling to distinguish ally from enemy, he finds himself the target of those who would risk their own sanity for power...

  • Anglais Chosen

    Jacka Benedict

    THE NEW ALEX VERUS NOVEL
    I don't publicly advertise that I'm a mage, but I don't exactly hide it either, and one of the odd things I've learnt over the years is just how much you can get away with if you're blatant enough. Hide something behind smoke and mirrors and make people work to find it, and they'll tear the place down looking for what's there.
    Alex Verus is a diviner who can see probable futures-'a talent that's gotten him out of many a tough scrape. But this time, he may be in over his head. Alex was once apprenticed to a Dark mage, and in his service he did a lot of things he isn't proud of.
    As rumors swirl that his old master is coming back, Alex comes face to face with his misdeeds in the form of a young adept whose only goal is to get revenge. Alex has changed his life for the better, but he's afraid of what his friends-'including his apprentice, Luna-'will think of his past. But if they're going to put themselves at risk, they need to know exactly what kind of man they're fighting for...

  • Anglais Taken

    Jacka Benedict

    This time last year, I could go weeks without seeing another mage. In mage society I was an unknown and, all in all, that was how I liked it. It’s hard to say what changed. Whatever it was, I got involved in the magical world again and started getting myself a reputation.
    Alex Verus’s insights into the future used to be the best-kept secret in London. Now, with the aid of his apprentice, Luna, his unique investigative talents are all the rage. He just has to be careful about picking his employers, because everyone--even the beautiful woman who practically begs him to run security for a prestigious tournament--has motives that can be hard to predict. And Alex doesn’t do unpredictable.
    But his latest gig just might be impossible. Apprentices have been vanishing without a trace--and someone on the Council could be involved. Alex has no evidence, no witnesses, and no suspects. All he knows is that someone is keeping tabs on him. And after assassins target Luna’s classmate, Alex sees that he doesn’t know the half of it--and that he could be the next to disappear.

  • The first four books in the "outstanding, provocative series" (Publishers Weekly) featuring Alex Verus,who ispart 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...Includes Fated, Cursed, Taken, and Chosen."I just added Benedict Jacka to my must-read list.Jim Butcher, author of the Dresden Files novels

  • 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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