Academ's Fury (Codex Alera Series #2)

Academ's Fury (Codex Alera Series #2)

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by Jim Butcher
     
 

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For one thousand years, the people of Alera have united against the aggressive and threatening races that inhabit the world, using their unique bond with the Furies--elementals of Earth, Air, Fire, Water, and Metal. But now, the unity of the Alerians hangs in precarious balance. The First Lord of Alera has fallen in his efforts to protect his people from the

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For one thousand years, the people of Alera have united against the aggressive and threatening races that inhabit the world, using their unique bond with the Furies--elementals of Earth, Air, Fire, Water, and Metal. But now, the unity of the Alerians hangs in precarious balance. The First Lord of Alera has fallen in his efforts to protect his people from the vicious attacks of their enemies. Now, the fate of the Alerians lies in the hands of Tavi, a young man who must use all of his courage and resourcefulness to save his people.

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Publishers Weekly
Best known for his Harry Dresden fantasy noir novels (Dead Beat, etc.), bestseller Butcher shows he's equally adept at epic fantasy in the second Codex Alera book. Two years after the events of Furies of Calderon (2004), the First Lord of Alera, Gaius Sextus, struggles to control a realm facing growing border troubles and civil strife as High Lords scheme to advance their own causes. Fortunately, Gaius has loyal supporters such as his nephew Tavi, now a 17-year-old Academ, a student of Alera Imperial's great Academy, who also serves as Gaius's page and is secretly training to become a Cursor, one of the First Lord's elite spies. Then Gaius falls ill, leaving those closest to him, including Tavi, desperate to keep his weakness secret. With Cursors being murdered, an ancient menace known as the "vord" heading for the capital and civil war on the horizon, Tavi has his work cut out for him. Butcher skillfully weaves in the necessary back story without slowing the pace. Solid world-building, intriguing characters and vivid action make this a solid addition to a marvelously entertaining series. Agent, Jennifer Jackson at DMLA. (July 5) Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
Library Journal
The world of Alera draws power and protection from harnessing the elemental furies of air, water, fire, earth, wood, and metal. When Tavi, a young spy in training for the First Lord, succumbs to his failure to control the furies, he awakens something powerful and deadly that seeks its awakener. An attack from the sea nearly kills the First Lord, prompting civil war if he dies. Facing threats from both within and without, Alera needs even its flawed heroes to survive. The author of the "Dresden Files" series demonstrates his skill with epic fantasy in this sequel to Furies of Calderon. A fresh approach to magic and a cast of appealing characters make this an exciting read for most fantasy fans and a good addition to libraries. Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
From the Publisher
“Intense…I can’t wait for the next adventure.”—Philadelphia Weekly Press

“High adventure with engaging characters and a satisfying conclusion.”—Locus

“Solid world-building, intriguing characters and vivid action make this a solid addition to a marvelously entertaining series.”—Publishers Weekly

“The author of the Dresden Files series demonstrates his skill with epic fantasy…A fresh approach to magic and a cast of appealing characters make this an exciting read.”—Library Journal

“A fine coming-of-age, fantasy-action novel. The characterizations are excellent, and the plotting is very well developed.”—Booklist

“Jim Butcher is a brilliant world-builder.”—Midwest Book Review

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780441012831
Publisher:
Ace Hardcover
Publication date:
07/28/2005
Series:
Codex Alera Series, #2
Pages:
480
Product dimensions:
6.34(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.55(d)

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From the Publisher
“Intense…I can’t wait for the next adventure.”—Philadelphia Weekly Press

“High adventure with engaging characters and a satisfying conclusion.”—Locus

“Solid world-building, intriguing characters and vivid action make this a solid addition to a marvelously entertaining series.”—Publishers Weekly

“The author of the Dresden Files series demonstrates his skill with epic fantasy…A fresh approach to magic and a cast of appealing characters make this an exciting read.”—Library Journal

“A fine coming-of-age, fantasy-action novel. The characterizations are excellent, and the plotting is very well developed.”—Booklist

“Jim Butcher is a brilliant world-builder.”—Midwest Book Review

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