From the New York Times bestselling author of Captain s Fury and the Dresden Files novels Tavi of Calderon, now recognized as Princeps Gaius Octavian and heir to the crown, has achieved a fragile alliance with Alera s oldest foes, the savage Canim But when Tavi and his legions guide the Canim safely to their lands, his worst fears are realized The dreaded Vord the eneFrom the New York Times bestselling author of Captain s Fury and the Dresden Files novels Tavi of Calderon, now recognized as Princeps Gaius Octavian and heir to the crown, has achieved a fragile alliance with Alera s oldest foes, the savage Canim But when Tavi and his legions guide the Canim safely to their lands, his worst fears are realized The dreaded Vord the enemy of Aleran and Cane alike have spent the last three years laying waste to the Canim homeland And when the Alerans are cut off from their ships, they find themselves with no choice but to fight shoulder to shoulder if they are to survive For a thousand years, Alera and her furies have withstood every enemy, and survived every foe The thousand years are over
Princeps Fury From the New York Times bestselling author of Captain s Fury and the Dresden Files novels Tavi of Calderon now recognized as Princeps Gaius Octavian and heir to the crown has achieved a fragile alli
3.5 starsI liked this one quite a bit than the last book, Captain s Fury, because there just wasn t quite as much plodding around in forests and swamps while the action happened elsewhere.The majority of the story is about Tavi Co taking their frenemy Varg and his troops back to the Canim continent, and trying to help them take on the Vord I don t want to give anything away unlike these fucking book titles but Tavi continues to do all the things that made me originally love him Naturally, his i [...]
Do not even try to read the blurb for this book as its first sentence gives a spoiler of the size of a blue whale I mean the bigger specimens of that sea mammal Fortunately here I am, describing the plot while trying to minimize the spoilers The other title for the book which works even better would be Tavi Come Home.Yes, I am thinking about this movie The big bad enemy of Alera is back and it got bigger and badder this time Believe it or not, the image is highly appropriate Usually Tavi saves t [...]
Sadly, this is a classic example of a star crossed reader book relationship I am only giving this 3.0 stars and yet I have almost nothing but positive comments to make about the novel This is a well written, terrific story with a nice balance between detail and pacing and with characters drawn and developed with enough weight that you can really care about them The problem is simply that traditional high, epic fantasy and I have lately just not been clicking It s all become a big, confusing mess [...]
Wowowowow Gimme the last one, like now that is my official review for this book P
5 down and 1 to go This series has definitely been very good since the first two books which were mediocre Everything is setup for an epic ending Some of the visuals in this book in particular I would love to see on the big screen Those battles if done right would be epic and with today s CGI completely possible.
My least favorite book in the series so far Hoping the final book is better
In a fantastical setting, this plot involves a desperate and clever escape from hoards of merciless invaders I enjoyed it, even though the plot didn t seem to require a whole book But Butcher certainly created a sense of emergency Apocalypse Some sweet scenes breakfast on the ship , some poignant scenes reunion and some surprising scenes no telling.I like the Canum wolf people, including Varg and his son Nasaug We also meet the Icemen, buthey didn t add much to the book Maybe they ll play a larg [...]
Another superb book in the codex alera The novel has three or four plot lines going on at once Tavi is in the Canim homeland where he finds the Vord swarming At home in Alera, the Vord have attacked and although Gaius has a plan he is weak and ill He dispatches Tavi s mother north to get the Legions led by Maximus and Crassus father, but first she has to make peace with the Icemen Gaius also dispatches Amara and Bernard on a secret mission to find out how the Vord are fury crafting and stop it A [...]
Again, no bloody map in the book The only maps are in the 3d 6th books I paid over 10 each for these paperbacks, so you d think they could spring for a damn map There s a good selection here jim butcher posts 2009They re supposed to be for your computer wall paper, but print out in monochrome well.jimbutcheronline bb inntains a lot of maps of specific areas I didn t find it all that useful there are maps throughout the series, so it contains spoilers.Again, this was a fun romp without any real s [...]
My five stars are for the entire series, but I m too busy lazy to write a review for each book I had faithfully read all of the Dresden Files books, but was less interested in the Alera series Then I picked up the first one, and pretty soon I was madly reading the other four, completely engrossed When I read something this compelling, I m reminded why I m a Reader When we first meet our hero, Tavi, he lives on a steadholt in the outer reaches of Alera with his uncle Bernard and his aunt Isana br [...]
All things pass in time.We are far less significant than we imagine ourselves to be All that we are, all that we have wrought, is but a shadow, no matter how durable it may seem One day, when the last man has breathed his last breath, the sun will shine, the mountains will stand, the rain will fall, the streamswill whisper and they will not miss him You may be right Gaius Sextus,but until that day,the ones who matter will remember.People will remember a great man.He can achieve immortality throu [...]
This is the 5th book in the Codex Alera series by Jim Butcher They have between 4 and 5 stars for me I have enjoyed this It is creative and it has characters that I love This book wasn t my favorite in the series, but still 4 star worthy for me There is usually so much action in his books, but this one felt a little slow to start Once it got started though, I was completely sucked in I have the next one in this series, and I am hoping to get to it this week.
There have been ups and downs throughout this series There were moments when I was emotionally hurting because of what has happened to the characters, moments I suddenly perked up and my eyes enlarged in anticipation, moments when I felt complete satisfaction for a story coming to a close and moments I was thankful I had the next book because the one I had just read ended on such a perfect cliffhanger This book had almost none of these moments.After 5 books, I am pretty attached to some of these [...]
5 AGAIN BTW I plagiarized my review below from a message I sent a friend as a rechaha Every book gets better and after every book I said how is it going to get better than this And it does The first book I could see being a 4 star but I loved it and was in the mood for a world building adventure and wasn t really on the fence with my rating of 5 at the time I question it now when compared to the rest of the books though The next was a no doubt about it and every book got better till 5 Not becaus [...]
I finished all six volumes in Jim Butcher s Codex Alera series, so I m writing one review to cover the whole set Regardless of which of the books this review is attached to, if you want to read this epic saga, start with the first book Furies of Calderon I ve also read all fourteen of the full length books in his Dresden Files, and there are some interesting points of comparison.First and foremost, this is a well crafted and engrossing tale definitely worth reading.The tale follows the life of y [...]
The series is building toward a final awesome final book Fantastic read with excellent characters and plot The storyline moves the characters along perfectly and grows with them If you have enjoyed a Jim Butcher book then you have been missing out of some fantastic writing My Highest recommendation
First let me say I m a Jim Butcher fan There are a few things here that keep me from going 5 stars on this book, but then in some ways this series suffers in that it will inevitably be compared to JB s other series about Harry Dresden While these books are good, they just don t meet that mark.I feel I need to be somewhat apologetic in saying that as I know the series means a lot to Mr Butcher and he really wanted to write it Don t get me wrong, Codex Alera is a great read.This book picks up wher [...]
Executive Summary Princep s fury was enjoyable than I remember Like it s predecessors, it s a blend of war, politics, romance, humor and magic that makes for a fun read.Audio book Kate Reading once again does gives an enjoyable reading I m pretty much repeating what I ve said for the last 4 books She s becoming one of my favorite readers now.Full ReviewMy recollection was this book was a step down after Captain s Fury However I find myself changing my mind on this reread Unlike that book all of [...]
Butcher delivers once again I bit many a nail waiting for this book, and then many while reading it Extensive action and battle sequences in this one, executed fantastically What I love most about the Codex Alera, however, are the characters Starting this book was like a family reunion, and sure enough, everyone s there Tavi, Kitai, Max, Crassus, Magnus and Fidelias are travelling with the Canim to their home world Amara, Bernard and everyone else is soon locked in deadly battle with the Vord, [...]
An epic fantasy series that s getting too epic for it s own good A lot of the fun in the first novels came from big personalities colliding, and from the sense of skill and resourcefulness shown by the protagonists during those collisions The best parts in this book follow similar parameters, but the series need to continue raising the stakes has forced most of the rest of the plot into bloated battles featuring hundreds of thousands of combatants There isn t much room, any, for the clever detai [...]
A very hesitant 3 stars.Unfortunately, I didn t enjoy this 5th installment as much as previous books I slogged through the last 150 pages or so I just wanted it over Maybe I need a break, or maybe it just wasn t that good I think I ll take a break before completing the series.
Man this series is really fun Another great entry, with great twists and turns The vord are such a confusing foe tho, lets hope in the final book things get resolved clearly.
Rating 4.0 Still very good and things are progressing Everyone is now aware that Tavi is Octavian and he is the Princeps of Alera He is escorting the Canin back to their home The Vord play a large role in this story, not only in Alera but back where the Canin come from My only complaint, which is typical for a Jim Butcher book, is that the odds are insanely laughably overwhelmingly against the Alerans It is not enough for Jim Butcher to just make something difficult He has to make the odds impos [...]
hardly a man ever made a fool of himself by keeping his bloody mouth shut I LOVE THIS SERIES I can t believe there is only one book left after this one What am I going to do I will need to re listen to all the audios That s for sure.I don t understand why this series is not in the movie theaters It has great characters, amazing fight scenes, plenty of humor and romance What s not to like Let me discuss the plot just a bitTavi, now Princeps Gaius Octavian, has embarked with a float of Aleran and [...]
By this fifth volume all I m interested in is to finish this series and get it over with.It s not that it s a badly written story, or that the characters are unlikable, it s just that the plot is so ridiculously apocalyptic, the dialogue bombastically heroic and the good guys always face ridiculous odds and almost always come up to fight another day The one exception is easy to guess if you check the title of the next book.This fifth volume maintains the tone and the pace set in the previous boo [...]
What an action packed, adrenaline rushed, chaotic book Tavi, now known as the Crown Prince and Gaius Octavian, once found himself battling seemingly insurmountable odds and an enemy that just kept coming and coming despite every fury and weapon thrown against it.The Vord were decidedly creepy, terrible, inhuman foes determined to destroy or subjugate everything in their path Tavi once had to rely on his wits, intelligence and clever brain to battle against such incredible demon spawn I just lo [...]
I continue to find myself completely entertained and engrossed by these books I love Tavi and his journey and I can t wait to see how it ends There was a little shakeup in this one with Tavi crossing the sea to Canea, but I found myself really enjoying it It s just too bad we didn t get to see a fully functioning Canim societyKitai continues to be one of my favorite characters Her dry sense of humor and relationship with Tavi make for great reading Isana also really shines in this one with her n [...]
I just love this series, this author and all these characters This one stepped it up another notch and had me holding my breath at many points in the story I am so sad that there is only one book in the series There is good news, they are nice big books and last.I can t tell you much without spoiling a fabulous journey This is a series that must be followed from the beginning I can tell you that there is huge escalation in the story line, a major character dies, and many truths are uncovered Wh [...]
Another great book in the series The series so far is great, I really enjoy reading it Maybe this one falls a bit in comparison to the superb first 4 books in the series,the ending was great though.4.75 5 5
Another great book in the Codex Alera series by Mr Butcher Book five in a series of six and it is pretty much a series you need to read from book one onwards to book six I look forward to reading and finishing the series and I highly recommend this book to epic fantasy fans.