Soriano rated it liked it. 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. His resume includes a laundry list of skills which were useful a couple of centuries ago, and he plays guitar quite badly. The Canim psychology is so deliciously well done that we’re still not exactly sure how Varg feels about Tavi, but it’s certain that he, and through him the rest of the Canim, will personally trust Tavi enormously farther than they would ever trust any other human. Open Preview See a Problem? By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. The tale follows the life of young Tavi of the backwater province of Calderon over the course of several years, as his world is riven by existential threats and as he grows up and plays a larger and larger role.

If, excluding Lord of the Rings, more than half of your 10 favorite books are within the traditional, epic fantasy genre, add one star to my rating. Because something other than simple violence shapes the course of their lives. The legions arrive just in time to see Alera Imperia fall and Gaius call up another volcano to destroy it, and a lot of the Vord. Return to Book Page. This book wasn’t my favorite in the series, but still 4 star worthy for me. At people who have not been ravaged by disease. Tavi must devise a plan to keep the residual Canim and the Aleran alive. I have the next one in this series, and I am hoping to get to it this week.

I have enjoyed this. Octavian uses his strength in furycrafting to bring down the cities walls, and after the battle his firecrafters burn the Vord larders, cutting their supply lines to the Calderon valley.

Thanks for telling us about the problem. Most of the Aleran resistance is based in the city of Riva, on the far eastern end of the continent.

First Lord’s Fury: Book Six of the Codex Alera

If I truly hated him, I’d give him the Crown. However, syjopsis Queen expected Invidia’s betrayal and prepared for it, and begins slaughtering the attackers. A very hesitant 3 stars. Nov 09, Steven Naylor rated it really liked it. The vord are such a confusing foe tho, lets hope in the final book things get resolved more clearly.

Aquitaine thinks me his enemy. But, as the arrival of a sudden message demands synposis them their immediate attendance in the Capital, when the First Lord presents himself princeos the villagers, the Citizens, the Senators and the High Lords, shaking their lives with a revelation as never before, Amara and Bernard will have to take on a dangerous mission that will lead them at the heart of a deadly enemy; a mission that, if they do not leave back their enmities of the past behind, and find again the courage to do the impossible, it could very easily prove and their last.


Snopsis and he really wanted to write it. Starting with the second book, the scope of story broadens dramatically, with a wider range of characters getting in-depth treatment.

However, at least this time around there was a lot more action to hold my attention. Jan 07, Susanne rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: I fugy the Belgariad too, though. Fidelias, who as Marcus had come to redeem himself somewhat, is condemned to death by Octavian.

In your case, it is definitely you that is the problem and your capacity for suckage has never been greater. Jan 31, Jenna Kathleen rated it it was ok Shelves: The books end with enough finality at least the first 3 that they are near standalones even though they all build on each other.

Review: Princep’s Fury by Jim Butcher – King of the Nerds!!!

SO below this line there may be details about the last 4 books In other words they are a looming threat hanging synopdis everything and impacting the interactions between the characters, while not really being on screen all that much. Meanwhile in Alera, Crown cursor Ehren reports to Gaius about the Vord having entered Alera and learnt how to furycraft. At people who have not starved to death, who have not been hacked apart by enemies of humanity, at people who are free to lie and steal and plot and complain and accuse and behave in all manner of repugnant ways because the Realm stands.

Here, instead, there are several point-of-view characters, although unfortunately Butcher only lets us hear the thoughts of his protagonists. We learn a lot more about the Alerans, and see that people can be just as petty towards their fellow man under even the most dire of circumstances.

And while I didn’t particularly enjoy reading about the first part of their journey, they pulled a nice little twist on me at the end that made it all worthwhile.

Well, while all that may have a down side or more than one at least no one ever thought he could be the crown prince. But I couldn’t actually tell that while I was reading; I was far too princdps engaged.

If you loved this other books, you’ll love this one. I am only giving this firy. All that we are, all that we have wrought, is but a shadow, no matter how durable it may seem. Maybe they’ll play a princes role in the next book. The series is building toward a final awesome final book.

What makes Codex Alera an excellent addition to the fantasy shelf is in the story and its telling. Meanwhile, his aircrafting knights use their abilities to fly in and evacuate an occupied syhopsis from under the Queen’s nose.


The first thing one should know about the Codex Alera is that, unlike every other fantasy series out there, takes place in a world model after the Roman empire rather than your run-of-the-mill generic pribceps ages period. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. Usually Tavi s Do not even try to wynopsis the blurb for this ;rinceps as its first sentence gives a spoiler of the size of a blue whale I mean the bigger specimens of that sea mammal: I fell in love with this series from the very first moment and now,that I’m one step from the great finale,I’m terrified,because I know I will not find such good friends as Tavi,Kitai,Max,Bernard,Amara and the rest of the Alerans.

The book only has a few annoying moments, peinceps as view spoiler [ when Tavi is about to deliver the killing blow to a vord queen who can adopt the shape of other creatures and when he rips it’s hood back sees Princfps tale follows the life of young Tavi of the backwater province of Calderon over the course of several years, as his world is riven by existential threats and as he grows up and plays a larger and larger role.

Gimme the last one, like now!! This book, like the others, did have a few moments where I found myself thinking “What a great idea!

Book review: Princeps’ Fury – Phil’s Rambling Rants

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.

So when they were showed up againand were sent on a mission by Gaius againwhich meant more page time spent questing with them again?

Magic is really powerful in this world, but it has enough limits to remain convincing, and the bad guys are really nightmarish. He has his engineers rig their ships with steel keels and support struts, so that they can sail across the ice like giant sleighs. Let me discuss the plot just a bit Tavi still has to rely on his ingenuity more than his personal strength to overcome most obstacles which I think is what furu him such a likable character to me.

prindeps Since the new series is set in a completely fictional world as opposed to contemporary Chicagothe ironic sarcasm is toned down dramatically, but there is still plenty around. We get a sweeping saga of war on a grand scale and what might be called the culmination of events that have been forming matters since before the series started.