Hidden by Benedict Jacka Online

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Title : Hidden
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ISBN : null
Language : English
Format Type : Kindle Edition
Number of Pages : 336

Alex 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 toAlex 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 . . .


Hidden Reviews

  • Phrynne

    To anyone who suffers from Dresden File withdrawals this is a great series to keep you going:) I am really on side with Alex Verus now and he keeps on getting better and better.The author appeared to have a few doubts in this one about how many people he keeps killing off and he moralised a bit about when it might possibly be excusable and when it is not. Or at least his characters moralised and Ann became temporarily a bit of a wet blanket. But by the end it was all back to normal and I think ( [...]

  • Mike (the Paladin)

    I freely admit that I picked this series up because I was looking for a "book series like the Dresden Files". I'd tried several Urban Fantasy books and series. Some I liked more than others. Some I intensely disliked.This series has become my favorite (after Dresden). It seems to me to have gotten better with each installment. There are for my money some good Urban Fantasy reads out there, but few better than these. Starting with the first volume Mr. Jacka begins establishing his world and his c [...]

  • Tim The Enchanter

    Posted toThe Literary LawyerThis One is for the Fans - 4 Stars If you haven't started this series, I would not suggest that you start with this installment. Had I not already become a big fan of Alex Verus and crew, I would have been bored with Hidden . This one is for the fans. It answers a few lingering questions, introduces some characters we have been wanting to meet and gives us some more backstory that was piquing our interest. If you enjoy the series, you will not want to miss this one.Pl [...]

  • ᴥ Irena ᴥ

    Oh, the situations Alex gets himself into!Hidden starts with normal pace, then it hits the ground running and doesn't stop for a single moment until the last page. I loved it and how it made me go from annoyance and anger at some of the characters to something akin pride and satisfaction. Luna makes Alex go after Anne and offer their help. After what happened in Chosen Anne refuses, of course. I was so annoyed how ungrateful she is. Alex helped her so much and now she is acting as if she is bett [...]

  • Bradley

    This is one of those rare series that only seems to get stronger the further you get. If I'm completely honest with myself, I think it might be a function of my previous investment, but it doesn't feel that way.So, Verus is still sliding, but the hints of a possibly heroic character change is still on the table, even if he hasn't quite picked it up. I don't think it really counts that he's only being heroic for those that he considers his friends, but at least he's doing it even when said friend [...]

  • Veronica

    Things are starting to rock along now for Alex Verus. Nine months out from the last book finds him dealing with some fractured relationships. I can understand everyone's point of view and no one is really "wrong" but it's still sad to see. We also see the past come back to bite a couple of characters in the you-know-what. Suddenly, the future is not looking so bright for our favorite English mage. Intensifying stakes, well written magic battles, and some over due insight into at least one of the [...]

  • Mark

    The main problem with this book is that its too short. Love the dark humour.

  • Gareth Otton

    It has to be said that I'm really enjoying this series. I know that I could have figured that out before this fifth book and indeed I had done, but I think that when you are five books into a series and you are getting even more excited about what might be coming rather than looking for an ending soon, then you know you are onto a good thing. Hidden picks up nine months after the events of the previous novel. Alex has fallen into a slightly more lonely and troubled existence following the events [...]

  • Mike (the Paladin)

    I freely admit that I picked this series up because I was looking for a "book series like the Dresden Files". I'd tried several Urban Fantasy books and series. Some I liked more than others. Some I intensely disliked.This series has become my favorite (after Dresden). It seems to me to have gotten better with each installment. There are for my money some good Urban Fantasy reads out there, but few better than these. Starting with the first volume Mr. Jacka begins establishing his world and his c [...]

  • Scott

    Another exciting installment in a series that continues to raise the stakes for our favorite diviner. These books just entertain the hell out of me and I really enjoy Alex. I like that he's never the perfect hero, he does what he needs to do to survive and that can sometimes mean doing bad things. However he's extremely loyal to the people close to him, even if they're currently being shitbagsHope this series continues kicking ass!

  • Crowinator

    SoI read this too early. It's not even out in the U.S. yet, and I'm already jonesing for Book Six. It's times like this that I wish the Doctor would pay me a visit. I wouldn't even need to go with him -- he could just pop into the future and pop back with a copy of the next book. Future Lending Library!

  • Marina Finlayson

    Another great entry in the Alex Verus series. Some interesting character developments in this one: could Alex actually be heading for a romance? Or is that just my wishful thinking? He also seems to have acquired a most unusual "pet". In fact he's almost human, and growing more likeable with every book. There's just that old problem of his old Master's designs on him still to settle, plus the fact that he can't seem to stop making enemies Looks like the quiet life he craves is still a very long [...]

  • Linette

    I like the blink blink fox :)Another good story, liked it but not quite as much as the earlier books.

  • Charlie

    Such a good book! I think it's one of my favorite this year. This series is just such an addictive, easy read.

  • Sven

    These books just keep getting better. This one may even have bumped off the Dresden Files and made this my new favorite Urban Fantasy series.What I liked- The focus on Anne pays off big time.- It set some interesting things in motion for future books.- Lighter than the last book. (Which suits my tastes better)- Doesn't sweep aside the moral questions brought up by the end of the last book but instead uses them to grow the characters.What I didn't like- Sonder joining the ranks of the douchy Ligh [...]

  • Valerie

    4.5 starsOnce again, Benedict Jacka delivers another intense and well written UF installment to the Alex Verus series. Hidden begins with Alex still estranged from a couple of his friends after incidents in the previous book. Despite the rift between them, once he discovers that Anne is in trouble he sets out to try to rescue her. That doesn't mean that she wants his help.I like that Jacka is not afraid to have conflict among his Scooby gang. Let's face it, Alex leans more toward anti-hero than [...]

  • Arref Mak

    Well now just about everything twisted and promised in the last book gets a thorough shaking about in this one.Nice. There is a lot of vulnerability from several characters, and consequences are discussed between people and seem very real.Some worlds of magic are places you'd like to visit. This is not the case with Alex's world. It is a nasty place. It is unfair. It is tarnished with layers of ego and corruption of magic.The good guys. where are they? Sorry, it seems maybe they just couldn't co [...]

  • Hobart

    . . . man, I have really missed Alex. Everyone's favorite diviner has really come a long way, lately -- shedding the near lone-wolf thing, and is now looking after a passel of magic rookies. Whether they want him to or not.Anne Walker is definitely in the "or not" category. She's done all she can to stay away from Alex -- but she probably didn't mean to include being kidnapped as one of those ways. Alex goes to some pretty dark places to help someone who doesn't want it.At the same time, Alex (v [...]

  • Meggie

    I really loved how Alex helped with Anne's problem. He acted truly like a real friend, even if Anne behaved like a bitch, at the beginning. Once more, LOVED IT. 2014/September/5 - 5 star ratingBenedict Jacka wrote an excellent fifth part in Alex Verus series. I totally love Alex POV and his mind set. He doesn't criticise others openly, but either does he accept their idiocy. He is a strong main protagonist, who knows that life isn't just white or dark but sometimes you have to accept it in grey [...]

  • Aya

    Alex Verus: 5It's been nine months since the last book, and still no reconciliation between Alex and Anne and Sonder, who still refuse to come off their high horses, and look down on Alex for killing as a last resort to save lives, even their own. Anne's personal motivations for this is expanded on eventually in this story. This book again draws from threads from the earlier ones, it seems to be the trend. While this book wasn't as disappointing as the last, it's still not on par with the first [...]

  • Richard

    Hidden is the 5th book in Benedict Jacka’s long running series, following the mage Alex Verus, the hidden magical society of Great Britain, as well as his close friends.I found this book an excellent read. The theme of this book is very much one that we can never escape our pasts and that events may not occur the way you expect them too. Whilst the characters in the novel have had their identities established through previous novels, this book goes a way to explore one particular side characte [...]

  • Mandapanda

    Felt a little shorter than other books in this series but it was a satisfying exploration of Anne's dilemma and furthers Alex's journey towards confronting his former dark master. Took me a long time to really get into Alex as a hero but I like him more with every book.

  • Chris

    Good continuation of this urban fantasy series about a London mage specializing in divination, although you'd think his specialty was finding trouble!

  • Kathy Davie

    Fifth in the Alex Verus urban fantasy series set in London and revolving around Alex, a diviner.My TakeThat was unexpected, and very sad. All those problems Anne is having, the help she's trying to provide, and then Varian explains that Anne comes across as creepy, to everyone but Alex. Light problems are not the only ones Anne is having, seems she has some hypocritical issues as well. The way she comes down on Alex is really herself with whom she's so angry. I felt for her, but I was more angry [...]

  • Margaret

    Anne disappears and Alex has to track her down. That's about the gist of it. Alex continues to grow and change as he confronts his past and contemplates his future. Sonder, however, has turned into the sort of petulant, annoying, little sod you want to boot firmly in the backside.Some old characters return in the shape of Crystal and Morden. Some new ones appear. We also discover a few magical creature, the Blink Fox.Excellent addition to the series.Highly recommended.

  • Saphirablue

    Interesting part as in - how people react to the events of "Chosen" and that we finally get to meet Alex former Master. The plot with the kidnapping/looking for/finding Anne hasn't been anything new but I still liked reading about it. Anne's backstory though? *meep*I'm very curious what Richard is up to and hope that Alex (and his friends) manage to stay safe.

  • Roy

    Seems to get stronger with each installment.

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  • Danielle

    When the details of my apprenticeship to a sociopathic Dark mage were made public, I expected some scrutiny. After all, mages love gossip. But unveiling my secret past hasn't done me any favors with those closest to me 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 [...]

  • Alexander Holmes

    So this book started out with some moral dilemma stuff that I disliked intensely. Alex is having a crisis because he killed those jerks in the last book and then Anne yelled at him and now his is all, "Boo hoo, I might be a bad guy after all." Even though we all know he was perfectly justified in his action, defending himself against people who were trying to kill him. Also, his best friend, and ancient magical creature who has known him for years and is probably the wisest person he knows, told [...]