Burned (US)


The seventh book in the Alex Verus series.

Diviner Alex Verus finally made one too many enemies on the Council of Mages, and now one of them is angry enough to have him executed. Fighting for his life is nothing new, but this kill order also calls for the death of Alex’s dependents—and there’s no way that he’ll let Luna, Anne, and Vari take the heat.

With only a week before he’s history, Alex will have to figure out how to disassociate himself from his friends, scrounge up allies on the Council, and hopefully keep his head attached to his body.

But saving himself is going to bring him into direct opposition with his former master and the Dark mages surrounding him. And, this time, escaping with his life might mean losing his soul…

Praise for Burned

Jacka continues his consistently smart and exciting urban fantasy series, set in present-day London, with this finely crafted sixth installment (after Hidden). Series protagonist Alex Verus, a diviner who can see multiple futures, is grappling with long- and short-term problems . . . As usual, Jacka’s intelligent extrapolations of magic form the basis for a convincing story that features Alex’s prickly relations with his friends and allies—and that shows how magical powers complicate moral choices rather than simplifying them. Fortunately, Alex is as clever as he is cheeky, a sympathetic and daring grappler with ethical dilemmas.

– Publishers Weekly

Read Burned

You can read the first chapter of Burned here.

Buy Burned

The following links will take you to online retailers where you can order Burned.

Text links: Amazon (print) | Amazon (ebook)

Audiobook Edition

Like the previous books in the Alex Verus series, Burned is available in audio format.  You can find it at the publisher’s website.

10 Responses to Burned (US)

  1. Toni Greenberg says:

    Waiting anxiously, for Burned

  2. Kit says:

    “2016”. Reading that physically hurt me

  3. Matthew says:

    i cant wait to read this, no pressure though i just wanted to say i love the books and cant wait for the next one.

  4. Katie says:

    I’m so excited for this one! I just can’t wait to read it! 🙂

  5. Matt Howes says:

    Why hasn’t audible worked out the kinks for release in the United States yet? I was trying to pre-order the book, and you can’t find it.

  6. Steph Petersen says:

    Will we be able to preorder this one on Audible? I don’t see it on the site but would like to preorder.

  7. Payat Mishra says:

    One week away! I’ve waited this long, but every day seems to get longer, and the most ridiculous part is that I’ll probably devour it in one or two days tops, and then it’s back to waiting some more :/

  8. Alexander Soudry says:

    Dammit I read the entire book today

  9. Jerry White says:

    Wow, great story. Wait…an ending which left me wanting to know more; what happens next!!!
    When do you expect the next book to be released? Does the book have a name yet? Can you give us a hint what to expect in the book?
    I need more!!

  10. Lynda L. says:

    I happened upon Alex Verus when I purchased my first audio book. LOVE the stories and am enjoying this new one…I love the narrator, he has a very nice voice and I have become quite attached to this little world and the characters you’ve created. I truly hope you continue to write new stories!

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