Find me please.
Find me please.
Fated by Benedict Jacka
”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…”
Book One of the Alex Verus Series
Some time ago, we were sent so far from home,
and I could not see a romance while yet I was to roam.
With resignation, I told the Fates - my search it was suspended;
they smirked, for ‘twas the long game they intended.
When we met, a friendship so seamlessly began,
and I could not help but break my own chosen ban.
With hope, I told the Fates - long-dead embers they were fanned;
they laughed, for they knew another then held your hand.
While I was away yet again, I met another ghost,
and I could not stand once more so bitterly dosed.
With rage, I told the Fates - my patience it had quit;
they grinned, for they judged I was not yet unfit.
A year passed, and they smiled warm and true,
for then they sent the owl and bade me visit you.
[Originally uploaded to Deviantart on May 30, 2019]
NEW PHOTO. PART OF THE STREETS OF TANASBOURNE RUN.
My OC, Ana Cousland’s, family tree. :)
Some parts like Alistair’s family and Morrigan’s were cut off. May update later and/or post the other families in my series.
Last read: ’Fated’ by Benedict Jacka
What I wanted: honestly I didn’t even read the full blurp at the bookstore. I saw the keywords London, magic and for ’fans of Ben Aaronovitch’ and took it with me. The very simple and plain cover stood out in the crowd of glossy, shiny and crowded covers as well.
What I got: hm not exactly something like Peter Grant… they both might happen in London and focus on magic, but from the style of the magic and the general character structure they differ quite a bit. It was fun to read though, a diviner main character is something you don’t get everyday. There were some issues with the writing for me (but the translation could be responsible for that), yet that didn’t bugged me much and I will read the next part soon.
This round’s prompt: currently reading!
Title and author: ’Fated’ by Benedict Jacka
Total pages: 412
Page you’re on: 65
Thoughts so far: the beginning was a bit slow, but some elements of the magic system sound interesting. Which makes me think (hope?) that the story could have potential, if the protagonist gets more likable at least… we will see how it continues.
Try your best to guess how it will end: it’s the first part of a series, so I guess our main magician has good chances to survive lol. Maybe he will have to fight against that shady villain they rumored about, the council will try to sabotage or trick him and I hope that we will see Luna again (and that she will survive as well).
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Reading Fated by Benedict Jacka. I first heard of it watching Youtube videos of Jim Butcher’s Q&A panels. At first I didnt really think of it as something Id want to read, mainly cause I was new to reading Fantasy/Urban Fantasy stuff. Before I got into Butcher I was all about the YA lit, like Twlight, Fault In Our Stars, ect. Then i got into Harry Dresden.
Lately, I’ve been in a reading rut so I went and picked up a Patrica Briggs, Mercy Thompson novel. I read it and got super into it. Who wouldnt, a bad ass female shapeshifter. Its great. Its been a about a week and the 2nd book I picked up wasnt holding my attention, so I I went back for Mercy Thompson book 2.
Fated popped up on the shelf in front of me,and I remebered Jim Butcher’s recomendation. I read the back and it sounded good. But the first line sold me.
I read that and I had to buy the book. I came home and started reading it right away. I havent stopped. I got distracted from writing today because I was reading Fated. Alex Verus is a mysterious and interesting character and I cant get enough. Then there is Luna who is so interesting too. Each new face that pops up is so fully realized, I want to dive into this world head first and im only on page 78!
“It was a slow day, so I was reading a book at my desk and seeing into the future.”
Okay, enough rambling. Im gonna go back to reading. Shhhh!
You are crashing calamity
You are the sweet kiss of fire against my skin
You are pleasure and pain
You are every sparkling star on high
As deep as the ocean
Our love as wide as the sky
You are violins
You are beautiful tragedy
And Darling we are fated
After Alex picks up the fateweaver:
Ariel looked at the order in front of her with a heavy huff. She really hated this job. Like really really really hated it. But she needed it. No job meant no money, no money meant no rent, no place to live. So she came in, did the basics and left. In fact she’d barley made it in that day, having grabbed yesterdays dress and her roommates name tag. She looked at the number again on the paper before taking the meal to the corresponding placard. “Here we go. Let me know if you need….” Her words trailed as she caught a glimpse of a name on the wrist before her. Her name. Shit. “anything.” She quickly glanced down to make sure her thick bracelet was on to cover the name that will probably match this human before her. She looked back at them with a forced smile before going to turn, ignoring the empty glass on the table.
✨sometimes universe works in the most amusing way ✨
Last year as when I really wanted to have a black cat. I always told myself and friends that in the future I’ll definitely own one. I’m not allowed to have one at home because my family isn’t fond of pets sigh. I couldn’t stop imagine owning one and just chilling around with it in my own apartment. But guess what? Last year was when my bf crossed paths with a black kitten and ended up adopting it shortly after. Although I can’t own a black cat, now I’m always able to play with one whenever I’m at my bf’s place ✨💖 The black cat seems to be really fond of me too 🥰