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Cursor's Fury (Codex Alera Series #3)

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  • Posted February 15, 2012

    A tad disappointing

    Jim Butcher excels as a storyteller and this book is right on target - except for his tendency to over-explain. Just when the action is at its hottest do we really need the cold-water shower of unnecessary "explanations?" I will read the remainder of his books but if they are like this one there will be many pages to skip over. Its the pure action pages that make his books worthwhile.

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  • Posted May 16, 2009

    Incredible Tease

    Although by now in the series, everyone who's kept up on the Codex Alera novels knows where this is going, it would still be nice to be given enough time to see the sights along the way.

    Here we were finally given a fantastic chance to view the homeland and the intricacies of the Canim world, but instead, we saw those hopes quickly dashed against the tormented seas of Alera. It felt as though Caana was a perfunctory stop to tie off threads and back home.

    The characters, in some ways, although developed and now fleshed (specifically Max and Ehren) need something deeper to either drive them into the final story or let them loose as they felt like they were being drug along by the angry gargant that is the Tavi-Kitai-Vorg plot.

    On the very positive side, the story, although moving in a predictable end, is still taking more than enough turns in other threads to keep things entertaining. More importantly, the continuing development of Tavi into his final destiny is now questioned with his involvement with Kitai. One can sense a horrible collection of choices and possible missteps lying ahead for our hero, and we realize he sees that he may be forced into decisions that may decide between destroying those he loves and destroying that which he has vowed to protect.

    To be fair, Jim Butcher doesn't ever shut off the possibility that perhaps, huge pause, just perhaps, Tavi can do both. And he does a fantastic job of showing that every step now will echo in future books. And *that* is what makes this so enjoyable.

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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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