Codex Alera

by Jim Butcher

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Book 12 of 88 in the Great Fantasy Books
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For a thousand years, the people of Alera have united against the aggressive and threatening races that inhabit the world, using their unique bond with the furies - elementals of earth, air, fire, water, and metal. But now, Gaius Sextus, First Lord of Alera, grows old and lacks an heir. Ambitious High Lords plot and maneuver to place their Houses in positions of power, and a war of succession looms on the horizon." "Far from city politics in the Calderon Valley, the boy Tavi struggles with his lack of furycrafting. At fifteen, he has no wind fury to help him fly, no fire fury to light his lamps. Yet as the Alerans' most savage enemy - the Marat - return to the Valley, he will discover that his destiny is much greater than he could ever imagine." Caught in a storm of deadly wind furies, Tavi saves the life of a runaway slave named Amara. But she is actually a spy for Gaius Sextus, sent to the Valley to gather intelligence on traitors to the Crown, who may be in league with the barbaric Marat horde. And when the Valley erupts in chaos - when rebels war with loyalists and furies clash with furies - Amara will find Tavi's courage and resourcefulness to be a power greater than any fury - one that could turn the tides of war.

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Anonymous | 2013-04-15 03:54:30
Excellent read, may start slow as any series does but once the ball rolls it doesnt stop, had a hard time putting these books away until I finished all 6.
Anonymous | 2013-06-24 05:43:38
This series has all the elements you need in a epic fantasy series. I didn't want to put these books down! I finished this series in record time and immediately went back to read it AGAIN! The romance in this book is not the center of attention...but there are several romances that draw you in and are peppered throughout the books not too sappy - just perfect! For the first time EVER in any series I found I LOVED ALL THE CHARACTERS....even the villains! This is a MUST READ! for fantasy or romance
Anonymous | 2015-03-07 04:22:35
Amazing series. I listened to the audio books and finished it in few days and then I replayed some of my favorite chapters again. Its still in my ipod... do not have the heart to delete them all...
Nennorwe | 2018-07-08 09:02:39
Absolutely loved this one. Had a hard time putting it down. Great story and characters. I want him to write more!
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