I just loved this book!
This is the END of the Codex Alera series, and if you're like me, it gets tedious reading these series with cliff hanger endings, then waiting 12, or 18 months before you can read another installation of the story. Jim Butcher created this intriguing planet, with well developed characters, good and bad guys, battles galore and a couple of love stories. I gave this book a rating of 5 stars, because when I got to the end and read that I wasn't going to be strung along towards another book, I was so happy and so was the ending!
This is a great series for boys, my son has enjoyed it, and says it's just like some video game he plays. I liked NOT being able to anticipate what was going to happen with the story, like so many other books.
I don't recommend First Lord's Fury if you haven't read the 5 other books in this Codex Alera series. Knowing the ending will just ruin so much, and happily I only found one type-OH on page 189-->>> Leaned, not learned into the blade.
That Jim Butcher... he has a wonderful imagination!