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