Review: Fated Benedict Jacka

Title: Fated
Author: Benedict Jacka
Series: Alex Verus Book 1
Release Date: Feb 28 2012
Publisher: Ace
Genre: Fantasy
Rating: 2 Hoots
Reviewer: Charity

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... (Goodreads)

I hate giving bad reviews, but I couldn’t even finish this book. Alex isn’t a bad character himself, but the secondary characters lack depth, so I didn’t care what happened to whom or when. The descriptions and layouts were very extensive and I found myself skipping parts, never a good sign. At chapter 8, I decided there was no need to finish. Better luck next time Jacka.

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