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Mage Alex Verus has gone from a Camden shopkeeper to one of the most powerful mages in Britain. Now his last and most dangerous battle lies before him. 

Alex's girlfriend, the life mage Anne, has fallen fully under the control of the deadly djinn she made a bargain with, and it is preparing to create an army of mages subject to its every whim. Alex, the Council, and the Dark mage Richard Drakh agree to call a truce in their war, and plans are made for a joint attack. Alex knows that it's only a matter of time before Drakh and the Council turn on each other...and neither cares about keeping Anne alive. Can Alex figure out a way to stop Anne and to free her from possession before time runs out for the people he loves?

©2021 Benedict Jacka (P)2021 Hachette Audio UK

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Thoughtful, intense, action-packed, I loved it

Risen was a fittingly thoughtful, emotionally intense and action-packed climax to the Alex Verus series. It exceeded my expectations with the battle scenes and particularly with how several difficult threads were wrapped up. I also appreciated all the nuances of Alex's situation on every level that were brought out and addressed.

Gildart Jackson's narration was outstanding as always, lending the right gravitas and emotional depth with clarity and good pacing.

I hope with the continuing fall in minimum real production cost, the proliferation of talent, and the growth of the streaming model, that one day the Alex Verus series gets made into an animated series on the level of the Netflix hit, Arcane. It would be absolutely glorious.

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A great conclusion to an amazing series

Loved every bit of Risen as well as the Alex Verus series.
The book brings a satisfying conclusion to the series with final the last bit of character growth just making it even better

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  • Santeri
  • 12-04-21

Riveting

Finished the whole thing in a single day, simply could not stop listening. It's now been 12 hours and I am still riding the high. Man, what a book. The saga of Alex Verus ends in a book-long high note. Plenty of action, plots, twists and scenes of Alex just generally being crafty as hell. Risen is a fitting farewell to an amazing series.

Gildart Jackson's was great as always. Plenty of emotional scenes brought to life by his performance.

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  • Lindzl00
  • 12-07-21

Rollercoaster

Perfect ending to a great series of books

Lots of heart-stopping bits, can't say much more, so enjoy.

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  • DARREN
  • 12-07-21

wow!!!

this was a perfect closing to an amazing journey. bit sad to see it come to an end. I'd give it more stars if I could. look forward to whatever Benedict Jack's has cooking for the future☺️☺️👌🏾

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  • A. C. O'Neill
  • 12-06-21

Wow! The ending we've all been waiting for.

Difficult to review without spoilers! If like me you thought there were going to be thirteen books not twelve, adjust your mindset....this is a roller coaster of a final book.

Great narration by Gildart Jackson, who always brings the books to life.

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  • Mr. Ddd Pierre-packer
  • 12-05-21

Truly Sublime

I had been waiting for the end of this series, I’m happy to say it did not disappoint! Benedict Jacka should have wrote the end of game of thrones!! I look forward to whatever you write next a true master at your craft thank you for one of the best stories I have ever heard. Please work out a deal for film rights and some form of RPG game. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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  • Karla
  • 12-05-21

Brilliant

I don’t want to give anything away.

A brilliantly crafted universe. Thank you Benedict Jacka

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  • Ms. D. Johnson
  • 07-06-22

A roller coaster ride of intensity.

This book was amazing. I was exhausted reading it, it was so emotional. A truly exciting story. I feel like something is missing now I've finished it. Will there be more?

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  • cheryl
  • 06-17-22

Great conclusion

finally all the threads came together. very enjoyable edge of the seat finish.
I would have liked to see Arachne back but all in all a good conclusion.

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  • j chisholm
  • 04-27-22

loved it

loved the book. could not put it down. good narration of the book being dyslexic it is a great help thank you

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  • Damian Macko
  • 04-07-22

good story

Really good, story from, first book to the last.
I had grown to, like and contact with the,
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I enjoyed the world of Alex Verus

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  • Atrophy
  • 06-11-22

Excellent series and a brilliant performance!

I'm not a professional critic and I can't comment on things like pacing or structure of a storyline. What I can say is that this series has been one of the most entertaining and for me original stories I have read or listened to. I thoroughly enjoyed every book and was sad to finish each one. I don't know if this is the end if the series but if so I look forward to the next book from Benedict Jacka!
It should also be said that a large part of my enjoyment came from Gildart Jackson's outstanding performance. I have stopped listening to some audio books in the past because the narrator annoyed me or was plain dreadful. Not here. Loved it!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 12-29-21

The ride is over

I really enjoyed this conclusion. I do wish there was more with these characters. Alex needs more time

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  • Lise
  • 12-28-21

It was ok

I was really looking forward to this but I have to say it really dragged out in places and got a bit annoying. Even though it was action-packed it felt like everything was in slow motion. Nothing really new or exciting happened. Enough already, I kept thinking! But it ended nicely with the possibilities for future books to go on different tangents left open.

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  • sheree
  • 12-13-21

a good ending to a great series

I loved the series, and the narrator. The final book does not disappoint, it is an okay ending to a great series

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  • Helene
  • 12-10-21

Extraordinary Conclusion to an Extraordinary Story

Benedict manages to bring the story to an exemplary conclusion with this masterpiece of urban fantasy. I can wholeheartedly recommend this as a listen. Gildart Jackon's narration was as always excellent, it's always bliss when a narration makes characters immediately identifiable by their voice. Just splendid.

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  • Ben
  • 12-08-21

Wonderful finale

I enjoyed the series immensely and it was great to have a satisfying ending to it.