Read-along & Giveaway: Veiled by Benedict Jacka @BenedictJacka‏ @AceRocBooks @BerkleyPub @orbitbooks @TantorAudio ‏#Read-along #GIVEAWAY

Posted July 5, 2019 by Anne in Book Review, Giveaway, Read-along / 6 Comments

Read-along & Giveaway: Veiled by Benedict Jacka

 

Read-along & Giveaway: Veiled by Benedict Jacka @BenedictJacka‏ @AceRocBooks @BerkleyPub @orbitbooks @TantorAudio  ‏#Read-along #GIVEAWAY  Veiled by Benedict Jacka
Series: Alex Verus #6
Published by Ace on August 4, 2015
Genres: Urban Fantasy
Pages: 304
Format: eBook
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Diviner Alex Verus and the Council that governs the magical community have never gotten along. But with his former teacher back in Britain, Alex is in desperate need of allies, and he’ll do whatever it takes to get them—even if it means accepting a job with the Keepers, enforcing magical law.

Alex forms an uneasy alliance with his new partner, Caldera, but his attempt at legitimacy quickly turns lethal when a mission puts him in possession of an item that factions both inside and outside of the Council would kill to get their hands on.

Once again caught in the middle of a deadly conflict, Alex will need all his abilities to figure out who his friends are—especially when enemies are hiding on all sides…

Alex starts to make some decisions to protect himself and his friends. Luna urges him to try to work with Caldera to become a Keeper. So he tries it. It may or may not make him safer. There are people who want to kill him in the Keepers, in the Council and in the Dark mages.

Things are really in an upheaval in the Council. They have been changing and will continue to change based on what happens in Veiled.  Alex is building some new friends, but the old enemies just won’t go away.  I am worried sick about the situation.  He and his group will have to continue to build up their defenses.  Alex is smart and careful; will it be enough?

I am so thrilled I chose this series for the Read-along as it is fantastic and I enjoy each book. Alex is doing the best he can for himself and his friends and he is a good person.  I don’t like the title of the next book, Burned – it sounds like nothing good is going to happen.

 


Anne’s  observations from Veiled:

  • Alex’s strategy of working with the Keepers may or may not be safer.  He is exposed to more battles with more opportunities for him to die there or from friendly fire.  But he is getting to know more people and more people are knowing him and whether he is to be trusted.  Hopefully, he is developing more allies like Landis.
  • I love the way Alex’s little band continues to form and grow. I love how they support him even when it will be dangerous.
  • Alex’s enemies like Levistus and Morden and Richard are formidable.
  • I’ll be excited to see how Luna and Chalice develop.
  • We are seeing more types of mages. In the past, we saw mind, life, death, earth, fire, time traveler, diviners, battle mages.  Now we add ice, water, and shifter mages.  I wonder how many types of mages there are.

 


Anne’s questions from Hidden:

  1. Luna relocked the force barrier with the cube but then where did the cube go?
  2. Will Alex ever be able to do anything about the cruel practices of dark mages?
  3. Will there be a romance for Alex?
  4. Talisid is right. People will start to notice how those going up against Alex disappear.  Alex is now on the radar; what will he do about it?   This is tied in with Alex’s decision of how he will become more proactive for self defense. How we he do it?   Will he start training more and add intelligence work? He already has a bit of an intelligence network it seems.    –   Alex is starting to work with the Keepers to become more known and integrated into the Council. It also helps him as people know him to have more allies.  Whether it is a strategy which will work remains to be seen.
  5. Will Alex ever be able to contact Starbreeze again, or find her?
  6. Is Lyle TSTL? He is lazy and weak, combined with a huge ego, a bad combination. Will he please get himself killed before he hurts too many other people with his power hungry stupidity?  Otherwise, I am afraid Alex will try to help him and get ensnared somehow.
  7. (KC)Will vampires be a future subject since it is hard to know if they are really all gone?
  8. (KC) Is Alex destined for a council position?
  9. (KC) Will humans become a bigger threat, particularly to monsters and dark mages?

Anne’s questions from Veiled:

  1. What other strategies will Alex develop to protect himself and his friends?
  2. Luna relocked the force barrier with the cube but then where did the cube go?
  3. Will Alex ever be able to do anything about the cruel practices of dark mages?
  4. Will there be a romance for Alex?
  5. Will Alex ever be able to contact Starbreeze again, or find her?
  6. Is Lyle TSTL? He is lazy and weak, combined with a huge ego, a bad combination. Will he please get himself killed before he hurts too many other people with his power hungry stupidity?  Otherwise, I am afraid Alex will try to help him and get ensnared somehow.
  7. (KC)Will vampires be a future subject since it is hard to know if they are really all gone?
  8. (KC) Is Alex destined for a council position?
  9. (KC) Will humans become a bigger threat, particularly to monsters and dark mages?

Games:

1. Who said (enter the answer in the Rafflecopter, don’t put in the comments)

“…marvellous design! Completely stable once they’ve been set to the user, and no energy requirements at all. You see that distinctive little fractal pattern at the centre, little universal-tinged beggars? That’s the Halicarnassus influence. Tricksy things, bugger to forge but worth the effort.”

2.  Who is the villain in Veiled? (Enter in the rafflecopter)


Schedule:   

We are doing one book every month, posting on Fridays. We should have a review for most of the books with the team here at Books of My Heart plus some of our blogging friends.

Jul 5:    Veiled

Aug 2:   Burned

Sep 6:    Bound

Oct 4:    Marked

Nov 1:    Fallen


Miss a post?

Feb 1:    Fated

Mar 1:    Cursed

Apr 5:   Taken

May 3:  Chosen

Jun 7:    Hidden


Be sure to enter the giveaways!!!

Giveaway:

I’m giving away a digital copy of Burned from Amazon.

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Read-along Giveaway:

This giveaway is for the entire event, with things to enter each month. Tantor is also supporting me by giving away digital codes for all 10 audiobooks in the series!

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About Benedict Jacka

Benedict Jacka became a writer almost by accident, when at nineteen he sat in his school library and started a story in the back of an exercise book. Since then he’s studied philosophy at Cambridge, lived in China, and worked as everything from civil servant to bouncer to teacher before returning to London to take up law.

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Anne

I can't really remember any time when I wasn't reading. I LOVE books and what they give me. It's an opportunity to learn new things, see new places,live different emotions in a "safe" way. It lets me live in a new world.

I read all types of books but my favorites are urban fantasy and romantic suspense.I like some romance and some action / adventure / mystery in everything.I like sex in my books but please, only between TWO people.Intimate conversation is equally important to the sex in a book.It lets me see the characters.The other thing I enjoy is humor.

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Reading this book contributed to these challenges:

  • 2019 Library-Love
  • BTB 2019
  • COYER Hunt

Posted July 5, 2019 by Anne in Book Review, Giveaway, Read-along / 6 Comments


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