After two years of bitter conflict with the hordes of invading Canim, Tavi of Calderon, now Captain of the First Aleran Legion, realizes that a peril far greater than the Canim exists-the terrifying Vord, who drove the savage Canim from their homeland. Now, Tavi must find a way to overcome the... show more
After two years of bitter conflict with the hordes of invading Canim, Tavi of Calderon, now Captain of the First Aleran Legion, realizes that a peril far greater than the Canim exists-the terrifying Vord, who drove the savage Canim from their homeland. Now, Tavi must find a way to overcome the centuries-old animosities between Aleran and Cane if an alliance is to be forged against their mutual enemy. And he must lead his legion in defiance of the law, against friend and foe-before the hammerstroke of the Vord descends on them all.
Publish date: 2007-12-04
Publisher: Ace Books
Pages no: 464
Edition language: English
Series: Codex Alera (#4)
Codex Alera is Jim Butcher's straight-out traditional fantasy series, as compared to his urban fantasy "Harry Dresden" series, set in a slightly different Chicago, or his "Cinder Spires" series (only the first book of which is out, that being The Aeronaut's Windlass), which has a more steampunk vibe...
I originally read this back in '10 and thought it was fantastic. This time, I just flew through this book. It was great. I enjoyed the danger, the fighting, the tactics, the relationships and the story. I love the fact that Butcher makes Tavi act outside the circumstances set up for him by other...
4.5 *s. I didn't like this one quite as much as the previous in the series. I think because it was more military in focus and I prefer the covert missions, tactics and political machinations to battle descriptions. But in the end it didn't make that big a difference to me. The emotional stakes w...
Finally lost patience. Just skipped to the last chapter to see the outcome.
I'm remembering all the things I love about these books, the further I get, but I'm also finding more and more things I wish they had, as well. Certain character interactions (mostly reactions to events and revelations during the books), for instance, that I would kill to see but that are always ski...