The power-hungry High Lord of Kalare has launched a rebellion against the aging First Lord, Gaius Sextus, who with the loyal forces of Alera must fight beside the unlikeliest of allies-the equally contentious High Lord of Aquitaine. Meanwhile, young Tavi of Calderon joins a newly formed legion... show more
The power-hungry High Lord of Kalare has launched a rebellion against the aging First Lord, Gaius Sextus, who with the loyal forces of Alera must fight beside the unlikeliest of allies-the equally contentious High Lord of Aquitaine. Meanwhile, young Tavi of Calderon joins a newly formed legion under an assumed name even as the ruthless Kalare unites with the Canim, bestial enemies of the realm whose vast numbers spell certain doom for Alera. When treachery from within destroys the army's command structure, Tavi finds himself leading an inexperienced, poorly equipped legion-the only force standing between the Canim horde and the war-torn realm.
Publish date: December 5th 2006
Publisher: Ace Hardcover
Pages no: 442
Edition language: English
Series: Codex Alera (#3)
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...
The First Lord of Alera does not get any younger (I am stating obvious, am I not?) He also does not have any male heir - or female for that matter. No wonder that everybody and their brother want his job, yesterday. Several high-ranking people actually have the means to get it. To neutralize the dan...
“Loved this even more that the last book. Tavi, is developing into a strong young man, beyond capable even without furies. The war begins and many find themselves in difficult positions where there is no good choice.Sorry I can't day more I might spoil it.I'm off to start book 4 !
Wow. I don't think I've given a Butcher book a four star since Summer Knight (the fourth book of the Dresden Files). Despite a couple of hiccups (I feel like, with water crafters around, it should have been an extraordinarily simple thing for Amara to go check if she was pregnant or not and, while ...
My favorite Codex Alera novel so far. My review can be found at SFF Book Review