By Benedict Jacka
Diviner Alex Verus eventually made one too many enemies at the Council of Mages, and now considered one of them is indignant adequate to have him carried out. scuffling with for his lifestyles is not anything new, yet this kill order additionally demands the dying of Alex's dependents -- and there's no means that he'll allow Luna, Anne, and Vari take the heat.
With just a week sooner than he's historical past, Alex must work out easy methods to disassociate himself from his neighbors, scrounge up allies at the Council, and confidently hold his head connected to his physique.
But saving himself goes to deliver him into direct competition along with his former grasp and the darkish mages surrounding him. And, this time, escaping along with his existence may suggest wasting his soul.
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Burned (Alex Verus, Book 7) by Benedict Jacka