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Furies of Calderon (Codex Alera, Bk 1)
Furies of Calderon - Codex Alera, Bk 1
Author: Jim Butcher
In the realm of Alera, where people bond with the furies--elementals of earth, air, fire, water, wood, and metal--fifteen-year-old Tavi struggles with his lack of furycrafting. But when his homeland erupts in chaos--when rebels war with loyalists and furies clash with furies-- Tavi's simple courage will turn the tides of war.
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ISBN-13: 9780441012688
ISBN-10: 044101268X
Publication Date: 6/28/2005
Pages: 512
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4 stars, based on 213 ratings
Publisher: Ace
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio CD
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reviewed Furies of Calderon (Codex Alera, Bk 1) on + 287 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 7
If I didn't know the name of the author, I would never place this author as the same one who writes the Harry Dresden books. This first book in the Codex Alera series is a completely different type of story. It is extremely well-written and the world that Butcher has created is amazing. My only issue is that the world is so fully developed that it took a while to really understand how this world worked - I think I spent at least the first half of the book trying to figure it all out (and there are still many questions that I have), which took away a bit from the story itself. The characters might not have the same place in my heart that Harry and Bob and their crew have, but I did enjoy reading this book very much.
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Helpful Score: 4
The ideas behind the book were great; I enjoyed the ideas of the furies a lot. The book was okay, but I did not immensely enjoy it-- the style was just not quite my cup of tea.
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Helpful Score: 4
This isn't a half bad book. I'm anxious to read the rest of the series. Jim Butcher went a completely different way than his Dresden files series. In this series he develops a new world and a new way of doing "magic". This book drags you into the author's world and keeps you there until you finish the book and surface for air.
reviewed Furies of Calderon (Codex Alera, Bk 1) on + 287 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
If I didn't know the name of the author, I would never place this author as the same one who writes the Harry Dresden books. This first book in the Codex Alera series is a completely different type of story. It is extremely well-written and the world that Butcher has created is amazing. My only issue is that the world is so fully developed that it took a while to really understand how this world worked - I think I spent at least the first half of the book trying to figure it all out (and there are still many questions that I have), which took away a bit from the story itself. The characters might not have the same place in my heart that Harry and Bob and their crew have, but I did enjoy reading this book very much.
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Helpful Score: 3
Jim Butcher rotates between 2 series, his Harry Dresden stories and this, my FAVORITE series about Tavi and his planet of complex and different species. Jim Butcher really drives his stories in unpredictable directions, with many minute details that made me a real fan of his books. Unfortunately, the Dresden TV show was dismal so I didn't watch. My son who doesn't like to read also liked these book, and used them for his required English book report assignments. He told me "Mother, Jim Butcher obviously plays a lot of video games!" Well, I don't play a lot of video games but I do like his books.
The new releases always come out in hard cover, then in about 10 months are released in paperback.
This is the first of five books in this series (Codex Alera) 2nd is Academ's Fury, 3rd Cursor's Fury, 4th Captain's Fury, latest: Princeps' Fury
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reviewed Furies of Calderon (Codex Alera, Bk 1) on + 18 more book reviews
A pleasure to read.
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This series is much different than his Dresden series and I just could not get into this book. It was very difficult to understand what was going on & many things weren't quite explained or defined. Such as, what exactly is a "windcrafter?" What is a "Rill?" What is the "Academy?" Who exactly are these characters? I was pretty confused a lot through this book. I think if Butcher would have gone into more detail in the beginning & introduced the characters in better detail, it would've been a good read. I got about halfway through and couldn't tell you why these certain characters were against each other & why & what they were planning. Overall, I give this book one star.
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I loved the Dresden books that I've read so far, so I thought I'd give this series a try since it is by the same author. I'm really glad I did! While it is extremely different from the other series Butcher still can tell a fast-paced, intense story that never lets up. The end of the book was a little disappointing, but I can't really go into why because I don't want to spoil it. Still, I put this book down and immediately started reading the next book in the series. Good stuff!

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Codex Alera  1 of 6
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Tavi (Major Character)

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