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Academ's Fury (Codex Alera

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By Jim Butcher

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Format: Paperback, 534 pages
Published In: United States, 01 December 2006
In Furies of Calderon, #1 New York Times bestselling author Jim Butcher introduced readers to a world where the forces of nature take physical form. But now, it is human nature that threatens to throw the realm into chaos... For centuries, the people of Alera have harnessed the furies--elementals of earth, air, fire, water, wood, and metal--to protect their land from aggressors. But no fury can save them from the dangers they face within. A mysterious attack from across the sea has weakened the First Lord. Should he fall, a bloody civil war is inevitable. The responsibility of fending off assassination attempts and treachery within the First Lord's circle of spies falls on Tavi, the one man with no fury to call...

About the Author

A martial arts enthusiast whose resume includes a long list of skills rendered obsolete at least two hundred years ago, #1 New York Times bestselling author Jim Butcher turned to writing as a career because anything else probably would have driven him insane. He lives mostly inside his own head so that he can write down the conversation of his imaginary friends, but his head can generally be found in Independence, Missouri. Jim is the author of the Dresden Files, the Codex Alera novels, and the Cinder Spires series, which began with The Aeronaut's Windlass.

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The world of Alera draws power and protection from harnessing the elemental furies of air, water, fire, earth, wood, and metal. When Tavi, a young spy in training for the First Lord, succumbs to his failure to control the furies, he awakens something powerful and deadly that seeks its awakener. An attack from the sea nearly kills the First Lord, prompting civil war if he dies. Facing threats from both within and without, Alera needs even its flawed heroes to survive. The author of the "Dresden Files" series demonstrates his skill with epic fantasy in this sequel to Furies of Calderon. A fresh approach to magic and a cast of appealing characters make this an exciting read for most fantasy fans and a good addition to libraries. Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.

Best known for his Harry Dresden fantasy noir novels (Dead Beat, etc.), bestseller Butcher shows he's equally adept at epic fantasy in the second Codex Alera book. Two years after the events of Furies of Calderon (2004), the First Lord of Alera, Gaius Sextus, struggles to control a realm facing growing border troubles and civil strife as High Lords scheme to advance their own causes. Fortunately, Gaius has loyal supporters such as his nephew Tavi, now a 17-year-old Academ, a student of Alera Imperial's great Academy, who also serves as Gaius's page and is secretly training to become a Cursor, one of the First Lord's elite spies. Then Gaius falls ill, leaving those closest to him, including Tavi, desperate to keep his weakness secret. With Cursors being murdered, an ancient menace known as the "vord" heading for the capital and civil war on the horizon, Tavi has his work cut out for him. Butcher skillfully weaves in the necessary back story without slowing the pace. Solid world-building, intriguing characters and vivid action make this a solid addition to a marvelously entertaining series. Agent, Jennifer Jackson at DMLA. (July 5) Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.

-High adventure with engaging characters and a satisfying conclusion.---Locus -A fun romp of a book...the action is fast and furious.---SFRevu -[A] cleverly constructed world.---Chronicle -Solid world-building, intriguing characters and vivid action make this a solid addition to a marvelously entertaining series.---Publishers Weekly -The author of the Dresden Files series demonstrates his skill with epic fantasy...A fresh approach to magic and a cast of appealing characters make this an exciting read.---Library Journal -A fine coming-of-age, fantasy-action novel. The characterizations are excellent, and the plotting is very well developed.---Booklist -Jim Butcher is a brilliant world-builder.---Midwest Book Review -Intense...I can't wait for the next adventure.---Philadelphia Weekly Press -High adventure with engaging characters and a satisfying conclusion.---Locus -Solid world-building, intriguing characters and vivid action make this a solid addition to a marvelously entertaining series.---Publishers Weekly -The author of the Dresden Files series demonstrates his skill with epic fantasy...A fresh approach to magic and a cast of appealing characters make this an exciting read.---Library Journal -A fine coming-of-age, fantasy-action novel. The characterizations are excellent, and the plotting is very well developed.---Booklist -Jim Butcher is a brilliant world-builder.---Midwest Book Review "Intense...I can't wait for the next adventure."--Philadelphia Weekly Press "High adventure with engaging characters and a satisfying conclusion."--Locus "Solid world-building, intriguing characters and vivid action make this a solid addition to a marvelously entertaining series."--Publishers Weekly "The author of the Dresden Files series demonstrates his skill with epic fantasy...A fresh approach to magic and a cast of appealing characters make this an exciting read."--Library Journal "A fine coming-of-age, fantasy-action novel. The characterizations are excellent, and the plotting is very well developed."--Booklist "Jim Butcher is a brilliant world-builder."--Midwest Book Review Intense I can t wait for the next adventure. Philadelphia Weekly Press High adventure with engaging characters and a satisfying conclusion. Locus Solid world-building, intriguing characters and vivid action make this a solid addition to a marvelously entertaining series. Publishers Weekly The author of the Dresden Files series demonstrates his skill with epic fantasy A fresh approach to magic and a cast of appealing characters make this an exciting read. Library Journal A fine coming-of-age, fantasy-action novel. The characterizations are excellent, and the plotting is very well developed. Booklist Jim Butcher is a brilliant world-builder. Midwest Book Review" Intense I can t wait for the next adventure. "Philadelphia Weekly Press" High adventure with engaging characters and a satisfying conclusion. "Locus" Solid world-building, intriguing characters and vivid action make this a solid addition to a marvelously entertaining series. "Publishers Weekly" The author of the Dresden Files series demonstrates his skill with epic fantasy A fresh approach to magic and a cast of appealing characters make this an exciting read. "Library Journal" A fine coming-of-age, fantasy-action novel. The characterizations are excellent, and the plotting is very well developed. "Booklist" Jim Butcher is a brilliant world-builder. "Midwest Book Review""

EAN: 9780441013401
ISBN: 0441013406
Publisher: Ace Books
Dimensions: 19.05 x 10.92 x 4.32 centimetres (0.36 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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For centuries, the people of Alera have harnessed the furies-elemental of earth, air, fire, water, wood, and metal-to protect their land from aggressors. But no fury can save them from the dangers they face within. A mysterious attack from across the sea has weakened the First Lord. Should he fall, a bloody civil war is inevitable. The responsibility of fending off assassination attempts and treachery within the First Lord's circle of spies falls on Tavi, the one man with no fury to call...

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This the second book is much better that the previous book. With a reasonably original story line and a truly disturbing and dangerous enemy, it makes for a good book. I love the main character and how he has to face all the dangerous with only his wits, his skills, and his friends without any of the powers that the rest of his people have.

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