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Cursor's Fury (Codex Alera Series #3)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 7, 2008

    Not quite the quality I am used to

    I found this book very dreary. I battled to get through it, it was predictable and not quite the rollicking adventures I am used to from Jim Butcher. I grab his books the minute they hit the shelves and have read all the Dresden series and loved it, read the first two installments of this series and enjoyed them but this one just dragged on and on and you know Tavi is never going to suffer any dire injury and will always come out tops with everyone loving him. Just annoyingly predictable.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 2, 2007

    Butcher does it again

    In his latest story about Alera, Jim Butcher continues with his amazing ability to bring to life the people and places he is writing about. Jim Butcher weaves an amazing tale that you find yourself emersed in from start to finish. I couldn't put this book down! In this story, Tavi, a person without Magic is placed in a position of tremendous responsibility against overwhelming odds. Tavi depends on his wits and courage to attempt to overcome impossible odds. Butcher also wraps up some of the storylines from the previous Alera books and introduces new plot twists in a very satisfying way. This author is AMAZING!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 26, 2006

    Great Read

    This is a great epic fantasy. Tavi and friends are back once again trying to hold the Kingdom of Aleara together. Good character development and the plot moves along swiftly. The surprise ending alludes to other sequels to come. There is something for everyone in this novel but I strongly suggest you read the first two. All I can say is I can't wait for the next book.

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  • Posted December 9, 2008

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    Great worldbuilding

    In the realm of Alera where people can bind elemental furies and use their powers, Tavi is one of the fair who has no magical abilities. He is trusted by First Lord Gaius and was once his page. Now he is a Cursor, gathering intelligence to protect the realm from its enemies. However, not everyone is satisfied with the First Lord¿s rule High Lord Kalare wants the position and he makes a devil¿s bargain with the monstrous looking, magic wielding Canim.----------------- The battleground where the Canim will make their first stand is Cerus and Tavi through a series of deaths Tavi is now the captain and the leader of the First Alera legion. He is a natural leader and even though the Canim have fifty thousand troops camped to a few thousand Aleran soldiers, Tavi is determined to hold the line until other legions arrive to aid him. What he doesn¿t know that Kalare has imprisoned the spouses of Lords Atticus and Placida and neither man will make a move until their loved ones is freed. Tavi knows if he doesn¿t find a way to stop the coming horde, they will overrun all of Alera.-------------------- Jim Butcher, author of the Dresden Files writes high fantasy in the tradition of Tolkien. The author is a fantastic worldbuilder who has created a society with its own culture, politics and values and it seems so real, the reader will believe such places actually exist. This is a unique hero who thinks he is losing because he has no fury crafting but doesn¿t understand one doesn¿t need magic to be a leader and inspire loyalty. There is much intrigue and political maneuvering in CURSOR¿S FURY but the battle scenes are fantastic because they are easily visualized. Mr. Butcher deserves a Hugo nomination for this fine book.--------------- Harriet Klausner

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