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Benedict Jacka became a writer almost by accident, when at 19 he sat in his school library and began writing in the back of an exercise book. Since then he has worked for the civil service, studied philosophy at Cambridge and been a bouncer, but has always found the time to keep writing.
Fated is an excellent novel, a gorgeously realised world with a uniquely powerful, vulnerable protagonist. Books this good remind me why I got into the storytelling business in the first placeJacka puts other urban fantasists to shame . . . A stellar blend of thoughtful philosophy and explosive actionFated is an excellent example of not just great urban fantasy but also of brilliant storytelling