Next Book – Fated by Benedict Jacka

Over the next few days I will be doing a few quick blog posts. This one announces my next book; Fated by Bendict Jacka. Now, as you may know if you read my twitter feed, I have already started this book. In fact, I’m about a third of the way through already!

After I finished Pawn of Prophecy I really wanted to just keep going straight into the second book, Queen of Sorcery. I didn’t do that as I always feel I need to break things up a bit, you know, keep it fresh.

Because it is Easter and I expect to get a bit of reading done while I am off, I have taken the unprecedented step of providing multiple next books. The choices just fell into place so easily and felt so right that I didn’t even think twice. My Book Activity shows what is coming up. I have the next book of the Belgariad lined up and another of my Christmas books, but this post is all about Fated.

2015-03-31 07.45.24I chose this book as I have had the stack of books I got for Christmas sitting staring at me since I got them. Having covered some significant ground book wise since Christmas (see My Book Activity for details) I felt that I could allow myself to start having a look at the new pile. Fated looked like a very intriguing book right from the start and it didn’t take me long to choose it as my next book. It was released in 2012 and seemed to me that a book about magic based in London would give a good contemporary and European contrast to the full on fantasy of David Eddings. So far I’m right, but I’m not allowed to say that yet… The cover also reminds me of Rivers of London by Ben Aaronovich and that was a great book too.

So, that is pretty much the full detail of why I picked this as my next (now current) book.

See you in the next post :)


  1. The Fated series & the Rivers of London series are both excellent. Each offers their own unique take on magic and then uses them to build highly entertaining mysteries/thriller tales with well constructed characters and settings. The characters & relationships grow over time as the books progress. While their are some elements of romance they do not overwhelm the plots or the well rounded elements of the characters. Hope you enjoy the novel.

    1. Thanks elmediat. I’m finding Fated really good so far. There is that initial setup that you always get with this type of book where the laws of the system are explained, then used. All good fun.
      If you haven’t read it, Sixty-One Nails by Mike Shevdon is also a brilliant book.

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