Our December book is The Collapsing Empire by John Scalzi. We'll meet on Wednesday, December 26th @7:00 pm in Meeting Room B.
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Alex Verus is part of a world hidden in plain sight, running a magic shop in London. And while Alex's own powers aren't as showy as some mages, he does have the advantage of foreseeing the possible future--allowing him to pull off operations that have a million-to-one-chance of success.
But when Alex is approached by multiple factions to crack open a relic from a long-ago mage war, he knows that whatever's inside must be beyond powerful. And thanks to his abilities, Alex can predict that by taking the job, his odds of survival are about to go from slim to none... Goodreads
We agreed that that this book was highly derivative of Jim Butcher’s Dresden Files series, a fact acknowledged by the author on page three with a reference to a “Chicago Wizard,” and also by the presence of a cover blurb by Jim Butcher.
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Please add any additional thoughts or comments you may have about Fated. We gave this title the codes ESP, MAG, GB, CTY, QUE & MYT with an average rating of 3.2.