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Academ's Fury (Codex Alera Series #2)

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

Awesome sequel!

This is the second book in a great new series. It is every bit as good as the first (Furies of Calderon) and just as hard to put down!
Tavi continues to grow into young manhood and to impress those around him. Some new characters join his circle of friends and are just...
This is the second book in a great new series. It is every bit as good as the first (Furies of Calderon) and just as hard to put down!
Tavi continues to grow into young manhood and to impress those around him. Some new characters join his circle of friends and are just as individual as Tavi and his family are. Tavi and his family/friends are believable and show their weaknesses as well as their strengths. Their enemies, for the most part, aren't all bad. They sometimes have their good sides, too. The settings and the battle scenes are well written. Butcher has adeptly avoided the trap of getting long-winded and too wordy in this area so the story moves quickly.
I, for one, and quite happy that Jim Butcher has shared his conversations with his imaginary friends!

posted by wickedfaerie on February 22, 2010

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Most Helpful Critical Review

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

ok for some not for all

I found there to be too much political intrigue for my liking. All the twists and turns made it hard to follow. Good book if you lile that but not my cup of tea.

posted by Spudacus_Avery on December 1, 2012

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 26, 2006

    SUPER AWESOME!

    this is a great book with a great story line. this book as very hard to put down and left you wanting more. i can't wait for the third one to come out

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 5, 2006

    Great Book!

    I absolutely loved it. I could not put it down. I would sugest reading the first one in the series. It is just as good.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 8, 2005

    Simply a blast to read

    Jim Butcher nearly reinvents classic fantasy with new races, a new system of magic and a well thought out creepy villian to boot. Not to be missed for any fan of fantasy and a very fun read

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  • Posted December 9, 2008

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    Fabulous fantasy

    The realm of Alera has stood for over 1,000 years, pushing back barbarian hordes behind a shield wall to keep out the icemaen on one of its borders and guarding the other with well trained legionnares. The people are able to control the furies, elementals who do the bidding of their master. The only person in the entire realm who doesn¿t have a fury is Tavi, a young man who saved the realm from being overrun by the Marat horde. --- Now the realm is in trouble from within and without. The First Lord is old and has not named an heir. He overextends himself and falls into a coma leaving the realm in the hands of his most trusted people including Tavi. Two noble families are plotting to overthrow the First Lord while an old enemy from across the sea is plotting to plunge the realm into civil war. The vord, an intelligent species that takes control of an individual, has woken after a long slumber and is busy multiplying and taking control of people in the capital and in Calderon. If they are not stopped, the whole realm will be one hive mind. --- Jim Butcher is a brilliant world builder who has created a place based on the Roman Empire, complete with political intrigue, treachery and determination to keep out the barbarians at the gates. Tavi plays a critical role as he learns to be a spy for the realm while helping to protect the secret of the First Llord¿s illness. He has grown since the events in FURIES OF CALDERON took place and his strength and loyalty makes him a valuable asset to the realm even though some consider him a freak because he can¿t control a fury.--- Harriet Klausner

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