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First Lord's Fury (Codex Alera)

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ISBN13: 9780441019625
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For Gaius Octavian, life has been one long battle. Now, the end of all he fought for is close at hand. The brutal, dreaded Vord are on the march against Alera. And perhaps for the final time, Gaius Octavian and his legions must stand against the enemies of his people. And it will take all his intelligence, ingenuity, and furycraft to save their world from eternal darkness.

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The savage Vord are on the march, and Gaius must lead his legions to stand against them--using all of his intelligence, ingenuity, and fury to save their world from eternal darkness, in this sixth book in the "New York Times"-bestselling Codex Alera series. Available in a tall Premium Edition.

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The savage Vord are on the march, and Gaius must lead his legions to stand against them--using all of his intelligence, ingenuity, and fury to save their world from eternal darkness, in this installment of the "New York Times"-bestselling Codex Alera series.

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A martial arts enthusiast whose resume includes a long list of skills rendered obsolete at least two hundred years ago, Jim Butcher turned to writing as a career because anything else probably would have driven him insane. He lives with his wife, his son and a ferocious guard dog.

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Aaron Kilgore, January 1, 2012 (view all comments by Aaron Kilgore)
This book was fantastic one of the best books I have ever read!!
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Cherry Mischievous, August 6, 2010 (view all comments by Cherry Mischievous)
Cherry's Review:
I like the way this book answers some mysteries in the previous books. Like the way it explained the Alerans are actually not native to Alera but migrants from somewhere else. And adopted to Alera's environment, including the use of "furies". But didn't say where they came from, to begin with though...

This book also revealed the identity of the mystery man in Book 1 who witnessed the Marat pre-war orgy before the Second Calderon. I had to stop for a minute there to recall that mystery man and that I did wonder who it was but promptly forgot all about it after.

Now, why does the wild, feral wind furies attack and kill Alerans and animals on Alera while leave the Marat alone? I've always wondered about that...

It seems that the name "Marok" is a favourite alpha canine word for authors. Jim used it in this book to name the head of the Canim spiritualist. Patricia Briggs used the name Marok as the title for her head of werewolf in the Mercy Thompson series. Or am I just reading too many fantasy books?

By the way, can anyone tell me what is the difference between an earthcrafter and a Knight's Terra? Because they awfully sound the same to me but for some reason each word is applied as if there is a difference. The difference of these terms seems to be similar to the difference between an earthcrafter and a watercrafter...

I also like the way this book bring the stories of all six books in the Codex Alera series together to a close. In the book, is mentioned bits and pieces from all six books and nicely blended them together. It also answered a question I had when I reviewed The Furies of Calderon (Book 1 of the Codex Alera) which is: Why is this series called Codex Alera? As I understand it, it is because the six books is suppose to be a chronicling of Gaius Octavian's rise to power. The Codex Alera. What do you think?

The only major complaint I have about this book is that this is the final book of the Codex Alera series. That means there won't be anymore! But, I want more! *sigh*

Cherry's Rating: 5 out of 5
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780441019625
Author:
Butcher, Jim
Publisher:
Ace Books
Subject:
Fantasy - General
Subject:
Science Fiction and Fantasy-Fantasy
Edition Description:
MM Picture Book
Series:
Codex Alera
Publication Date:
20101131
Binding:
MASS MARKET
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
784
Dimensions:
7.58 x 4.52 x 1.69 in 1 lb
Age Level:
17-17

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"Synopsis" by , The savage Vord are on the march, and Gaius must lead his legions to stand against them--using all of his intelligence, ingenuity, and fury to save their world from eternal darkness, in this sixth book in the "New York Times"-bestselling Codex Alera series. Available in a tall Premium Edition.
"Synopsis" by , The savage Vord are on the march, and Gaius must lead his legions to stand against them--using all of his intelligence, ingenuity, and fury to save their world from eternal darkness, in this installment of the "New York Times"-bestselling Codex Alera series.
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