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by Jim Butcher
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SusannaG - Confessions of a Crazy Cat Lady
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...
Brian's Book Blog
Brian's Book Blog rated it 4 years ago
In a world where the majority of people can control the elements, Tavi stands out for having no ability in it at all.Accidentally finding himself caught up in a plot to overthrow the ruler, he shows that courage and intelligence can help just as much.Lots of intrigue, not knowing who can be trusted,...
Reading Through The World
Reading Through The World rated it 5 years ago
I can't believe I have never reviewed this book, as it is my favorite series of all time and I recommend it to people constantly. Jim Butcher is an absolute master at world building. Jim, if you are reading this, please know how many hours of enjoyment your books have brought me. You are awesome....
Yodamom Finds her Force
Yodamom Finds her Force rated it 6 years ago
4.5 stars.I love Jim Butchers writing. I especially love them on audio. This Audiobook was fantastic, never a dull moment and read so perfectly. I lost track of time and got so involved in the story I dreamed about it while I slept. It is a full rich book that gave me hours of great story telling.I ...
bookaneer
bookaneer rated it 6 years ago
Furies of Calderon (Codex Alera, #1) by Jim Butcher According to the author, the Codex Alera series owes its birth to a forum flamewar. Several (unpublished) authors argued that a brilliant initial concept/central idea was required for a good fantasy novel. Butcher argued that characters, story comp...
marijaprahin
marijaprahin rated it 6 years ago
Excellent book and great begining of the series. I cannot wait to read the rest of it. Loved it from first to last page.
MissMoka's Musings
MissMoka's Musings rated it 7 years ago
I've just finished the book. Well... my feelings are mixed. The world itself and the main intrigue, although exploited, hooked me up, because they smell of Good Old Fantasy for a mile, but there were parts where I couldn't but groan at the wasted potential of the story. All that sexually-frustrated-...
buyerofgadgets
buyerofgadgets rated it 7 years ago
This series was written on a bet that stories based on bad/tired ideas could still be good stories. The ideas were lost Roman legions and Pokemon. Judging by this book all I can say is long live well written books based on bad ideas and death to poorly written books with great ideas! Good charact...
In the Stacks
In the Stacks rated it 7 years ago
Full review at SFF Book ReviewI really enjoyed this book despite a number of concerns. It is mostly generic epic fantasy, set in a medieval world called Alera where people bond with the furies - elementals - and an impending war threatens their peace. Cursor Amara and farmboy Tavi set out on an adve...
Ironic Contradictions
Ironic Contradictions rated it 7 years ago
So...imagine you take Roman people, customs and building designs and then insert them in a magical world of strange creatures and savages. Then say you give every 'Roman' the ability to summon elemental spirits called Furies to 'craft' fire, water, earth, air, wood and metal. That's more or less wha...
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