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Mage Alex Verus is caught between a rock and a hard place in the eighth urban fantasy novel from the national bestselling author of Burned.

Right now I wasn’t seeing Richard as the teacher out of my nightmares, he was just another Dark mage, and I looked into the future to see what would happen if I turned that knife on him instead...

Alex Verus is still haunted by his time apprenticed to Richard Drakh. He's been free of him for many years, but now the only way to keep his friends from being harmed is to again work for Richard and his deadly ally. Even worse, he’s forced to bring the Light mage Anne into this servitude as well.

After weeks of being hunted and finally cornered into what he thought was his last stand, Alex never thought his life would be spared—and never anticipated at what price. This time, the diviner can see no way out...

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    Bound Reviews

  • Brad
    Dec 16, 2016

    I was so excited to get this on Netgalley and I'm still excited after having read the latest Alex novel. :)Things have changed quite a bit for him and his friends after the events of Burned, and for a...

  • Phrynne
    Apr 19, 2017

    Number 8 in the series and still going so well! There was an interesting new approach in this one with the story being spread over a much longer time period than usual. There's a lot of discussion and...

  • Stig Edvartsen
    Apr 08, 2017

    I'd like to apologize to Benedict Jacka. He spent months slaving over this book and I devoured it in a lazy Saturday afternoon like some demented Mr Creosote. It was good, but I am already ready for m...

  • T. K. Elliott (Tiffany)
    Apr 15, 2017

    This is the eighth book in the Alex Verus series, and I'm glad to find that Alex is finally realising that he has to do something other than just deal with today's problem then sit back and wait for t...

  • Lindsay
    Apr 09, 2017

    This long running urban fantasy series still delivers the goods despite this one being a bridging novel between the disasters of the previous books and finding out the true plans of the Dark Mages.Ale...

  • Mark Harrison
    Apr 15, 2017

    Decent enough Alex Verus story. Volume 8 in the saga and he is now working reluctant for his old mentor and the Dark Mages. His loyal team remain as does his giant spider friend Arachne as they face a...

  • Megan
    Apr 18, 2017

    Oh finally, I needed a book worth staying up all night for and Jacka did not disappoint.I was nervous to begin this book, since the last book left the protagonist about to begin working for the bad gu...

  • Lisa Z
    Apr 08, 2017

    Well, I can honestly say I am really enjoying the series. The writing in this book, as well as the intricate plot details are really really strong. Poor Alex just gets pulled deeper and deeper into a ...

  • Bec
    Jul 01, 2017

    Oh my a lot happens in this book! This has a lot of non-stop action as Alex weaves his way through Richards manipulations, it's quite the page turner. ...

  • Minx -The Genre Minx Book Reviews
    Feb 08, 2017

    Wow! I love that the Alex Verus series is always filled with action and dire situations. Bound starts right where the previous book, Burned, left off and I do so enjoy the title that has been chosen f...