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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In Furies of Calderon, #1 New York Times bestselling author Jim Butcher introduced readers to a world where the forces of nature take physical form. But now, it is human nature that threatens to throw the realm into chaos…

For centuries, the people of Alera have harnessed the furies—elementals of earth, air, fire, water,

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In Furies of Calderon, #1 New York Times bestselling author Jim Butcher introduced readers to a world where the forces of nature take physical form. But now, it is human nature that threatens to throw the realm into chaos…

For centuries, the people of Alera have harnessed the furies—elementals of earth, air, fire, water, wood, and metal—to protect their land from aggressors. But no fury can save them from the dangers they face within. A mysterious attack from across the sea has weakened the First Lord. Should he fall, a bloody civil war is inevitable. The responsibility of fending off assassination attempts and treachery within the First Lord’s circle of spies falls on Tavi, the one man with no fury to call…


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Editorial Reviews

In this stand-alone sequel to the well-received Furies of Calderon, young Tavi continues to struggle with his inability to control the furies. Unfortunately, he has no time to salve his insecurity: A mysterious attack from across the sea has weakened the First Lord, leaving him vulnerable to plots within. To save the kingdom, Tavi must thwart assassination attempts and court treachery, heady assignments for a fledgling youth. A sympathetic protagonist; clear, vivid story lines.
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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781440629570
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
11/28/2006
Series:
Codex Alera Series , #2
Sold by:
Penguin Group
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
720
Sales rank:
11,320
File size:
920 KB
Age Range:
18 Years

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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

Meet the Author

A martial arts enthusiast whose résumé includes a long list of skills rendered obsolete at least two hundred years ago, #1 New York Times bestselling author Jim Butcher turned to writing as a career because anything else probably would have driven him insane. He lives mostly inside his own head so that he can write down the conversation of his imaginary friends, but his head can generally be found in Independence, Missouri. He is the author of The Dresden Files (Skin Game, Cold Days, Ghost Story), and the Codex Alera series (First Lord's Fury, Princeps' Fury, Captain's Fury).


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Academ's Fury (Codex Alera Series #2) 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 314 reviews.
wickedfaerie More than 1 year ago
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!
ssbookreviews More than 1 year ago
When a mysterious creature from Tavi's past resurfaces and hundreds of people throughout Alera disappear, no one realizes how far the danger has spread till it is almost too late. Academ's Fury introduces us to Tavi in the throes of the political upheaval, treachery, and diplomacy that permeate life in the capital. This fantastic read sucks you in from the beginning and leaves you looking for more pages when it ends. It deals with the complicated issues surrounding loyalty, greater good, sacrifice, and compromise. The reader should be aware that it contains some gruesome violence (arms getting ripped off, people pulverized, etc) as well as some sexuality. The sexuality ranges from suggestive comments, to lead up sequences and is my main angst with the book as it prevents me from recommending it to just anyone.
ScoRcH More than 1 year ago
I thought this was a great second edition to the Codex of Alera book series. I wasn't a huge fan of the first book but I enjoy Jim Butcher's writing style. The first book came together very well at the end which made me purchase the second. After the first few chapters, I knew i would read the entire series. The characters were expanded upon and the plot thickened. They referred to the first book on occasions subtly which I enjoy in series like these. They were never too romantic but kept the story of Tavi and Kitai alive. They also kept the action nonstop. When it doesn't seem like it could get worse, it does. I do suggest only reading this book if you plan to continue the series. Jim loves to end each book with a new problem to face.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
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Loved it ! !
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AlVal More than 1 year ago
A very riveting series. I am on book 6, "First Lord's Fury" (the last book of this series). I have enjoyed the series almost as much as the "Dresden Files." My daughter-in-law likes this series better than the "Dresden Files." It is a taste thing.
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velvetjk More than 1 year ago
Enjoyed the entire series
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Best series I hsbe read.
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