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Cursor's Fury: Book Three of the Codex Alera

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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.

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"[Butcher] is equally familiar with old-style, 'classic' fantasy, demonstrating his skill in complex plotting and vivid world crafting to masterly effect." Library Journal

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When treachery from within destroys the army's command structure, young Tavi finds himself leading an inexperienced, poorly equipped legion — the only force standing between the Canim horde and the war-torn realm.

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In his acclaimed Codex Alera novels, bestselling author Jim Butcher has created a fascinating world in which the powerful forces of nature take physical form. But even magic cannot sway the corruption that threatens to destroy the realm of Alera once and for all.

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From the bestselling creator of the Dresden Files series. When treachery fromwithin destroys the armys command structure, young Tavi finds himself leadingan inexperienced, poorly equipped legion--the only force standing between theCanim horde and the war-torn realm.

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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, son, and ferocious guard dog.

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Jvstin, January 17, 2010 (view all comments by Jvstin)
Cursor's Fury is third in the Codex Alera Series by Jim Butcher and continues the story of Tavi, the fury-less young man whose skill, intelligence and bravery have saved the Empire falling apart around him, twice.

In this third novel, noew that his school studies are behind him, Tavi is sent off to be an officer in the Legions, in specific a new Legion formed by the Gaius in a bid to try and create a force that will not be caught up in the tensions rising in his Empire.

However, the rise of a rebellion causes the Gaius to send Tavi's Legion out of the way--and, unwittingly, straight into the path of something even worse: An invasion of the canine, wolf like Canim. Tavi's Legion has been moved out of the way of the frying pan of the rebellion, into the fire of being the only force in the area between the Canim and a large chunk of the Empire.

In the meantime, as always, the story follows Tavi's Aunt Isana, Uncle Bernard and Bernard's lover (now wife) Amara as they are sent to try and counter the rebellion threat.

And just where is Tavi's "barbarian" friend, lover and possible lifemate Kitai in all this?

The Codex Alera universe grows and expands in this third novel, and a couple of characters actions, going back to the first novel, are reviewed and reinterpreted. And again, characters and the world change, develop and progress. Butcher has a real sense of moving events in this books--things do not merely happen only when characters are there to see it, and none of his characters are perfect. And the ending. Anyone can write a decent opening to a novel. Butcher, with the sting in the tail of this ending, proves he can end a book as forcefully as he begins one.


I am definitely looking forward to getting to and reading the next novel in one of the most entertaining epic fantasy series out there.

Butcher's novels may not be high literary fantasy in the sense of George R R Martin, but they provide "value for money" in terms of entertainment. And, in a mild digressive criticism of Mr. Martin, Butcher has shown little trouble in turning out novel after novel in this entertaining series.

Again, though, don't start here with this novel if you are new to the Codex Alera universe. Start with Furies of Calderon, and see for yourself.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780441015474
Author:
Butcher, Jim
Publisher:
Ace Books
Subject:
Fantasy - Epic
Subject:
Imaginary places
Subject:
Imaginary wars and battles
Subject:
Fantasy fiction
Subject:
Science Fiction and Fantasy-Fantasy-Epic
Copyright:
Edition Description:
MM Picture Book
Series:
Codex Alera
Series Volume:
03
Publication Date:
20071231
Binding:
MASS MARKET
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
704
Dimensions:
6.76x4.16x1.15 in. .56 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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"Review" by , "[Butcher] is equally familiar with old-style, 'classic' fantasy, demonstrating his skill in complex plotting and vivid world crafting to masterly effect."
"Synopsis" by , When treachery from within destroys the army's command structure, young Tavi finds himself leading an inexperienced, poorly equipped legion — the only force standing between the Canim horde and the war-torn realm.
"Synopsis" by ,
In his acclaimed Codex Alera novels, bestselling author Jim Butcher has created a fascinating world in which the powerful forces of nature take physical form. But even magic cannot sway the corruption that threatens to destroy the realm of Alera once and for all.

"Synopsis" by , From the bestselling creator of the Dresden Files series. When treachery fromwithin destroys the armys command structure, young Tavi finds himself leadingan inexperienced, poorly equipped legion--the only force standing between theCanim horde and the war-torn realm.
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