Second book in a compelling new urban fantasy series set in Camden, featuring Alex Verus.
Things are going well for Alex Verus. He's on moderately good terms with the Council, his apprentice is settling in and his shop in Camden is gaining quite a reputation.
But when a mysterious woman bursts into the Arcana Emporium one night with an assassin on her tail, Alex is thrown into a plot to revive a long-forbidden ritual. His old enemies are after the secret, as well as a Council mage named Belthas and a mercenary named Garrick and at least one of them is trying to get Alex killed - if he only knew which.
He can see the future, but knowing who to trust is something else.
Fast-moving and energetic - SUNDAY TELEGRAPH
One of the most invigorating and engrossing fantasy novels of the decade - SCIFI NOW
Benedict Jacka became a writer almost by accident when at nineteen he sat in his school library and started a story in the back of an exercise book. Since then, he has studied philosophy at Cambridge, lived in China and worked as everything from civil servant to bouncer to teacher before returning to London to take up law. Benedict has a website at www.benedictjacka.co.uk and tweets at @BenedictJacka.