Forged by Benedict Jacka (Alex Verus series: Book 11)

10/10 When you finish a book and wonder how the hell the next one will top it, then you know it’s a phenomenal read

Now that we’re close to the end, it finally feels like Alex Verus has found his sense of purpose; in this book his true self is revealed. And it is incredible.

Alex has been faffing around for a while now. Before things started to come together in Book 10, it seemed like either Benedict Jacka or Verus, or both, didn’t really know where they were going. There were some great scenes but overall the stories were more filler than anything else. Placeholders till a decision was made. And let me tell you now, it has been. If Go Big or Go Home was a narrative style, then this book went all in. It is decisiveness and bloodstained resolution from the first page to the last. It is jaw dropping shocks and about bloody times. It is high risk, take a chance choices and electrifying almosts. It is understanding that Drakh was right about Verus all along. But also so very wrong.

If you’ve never read any of these before, under no circumstances start here. The power in this volume is the way it deals with what has come before. To miss that is to miss the heart of what makes this so amazing. Sure, there have been times when I wondered whether the series was going to stick the ending. But Forged = faith restored. And then some.

When you finish a book and wonder how the hell the next one will top it, then you know it’s a phenomenal read. That what follows is the finale in this 12 book series only makes the stakes even higher. But after this, I know that whatever Benedict Jacka does for the finale, it’ll be better than I could have imagined. And I cannot wait.

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“It’s a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door. You step onto the road, and if you don’t keep your feet, there’s no knowing where you might be swept off to.” – J. R. R. Tolkien, The [...]

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Benedict Jacka's Alex Verus series series


Fated

Alex Verus series: Book 1
8/10

Cursed

Alex Verus series: Book 2
8/10

Taken

Alex Verus series: Book 3
8/10

Chosen

Alex Verus series: Book 4
9/10

Hidden

Alex Verus series: Book 5
8/10

Veiled

Alex Verus series: Book 6
9/10

Burned

Alex Verus series: Book 7
9/10

Marked

Alex Verus series: Book 9
7/10

Bound

Alex Verus series: Book 10
6/10

Forged

Alex Verus series: Book 11
10/10

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