Captain's Fury (Codex Alera Series #4)

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In his acclaimed Codex Alera novels, bestselling author Jim Butcher has created a fascinating world in which the elemental forces of nature take physical form and are used for protection. Now, as enemies become allies and friends become bitter foes, a danger beyond reckoning looms for all.

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Overview

In his acclaimed Codex Alera novels, bestselling author Jim Butcher has created a fascinating world in which the elemental forces of nature take physical form and are used for protection. Now, as enemies become allies and friends become bitter foes, a danger beyond reckoning looms for all.

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly

Sharp tactical plotting, hazardous cross-country travel and a dash of sardonic humor mark Butcher's fourth Codex Alera novel (after 2006's Cursor's Fury). Two years into a difficult campaign against the wolflike Canim invaders, Calderon legion captain Tavi is saddled with an unqualified but politically powerful superior whose plans threaten disaster and force Tavi into potential treason. Meanwhile, aging ruler Gaius Sextus plans a final strike against the rebellious lord of Kalare, but to get close enough to act, he must set aside his power to control the elements and make a painful overland slog that neatly challenges genre conventions. Butcher deftly deploys intrigue, conflicted loyalties and hairbreadth action to excellent effect. Few writers balance military realism and cinematic swashbuckling with so much skill or wit. Series fans will welcome the revelation of Tavi's long-secret heritage and the strong climaxes resolving most of the immediate conflicts, while newcomers will have no trouble navigating the well-developed landscape. (Dec.)

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Turn out the lights, light a few candles, summon up a nice thunderstorm; you're in for an enthralling performance as James Marsters once again guides us through the dangerous streets of Chicago. This time there's even more difficulty than a wizard named Dresden can handle-how did he know that the Small Favor he agreed to do for Mab, Queen of the Winter Sidhe, could lead to so much trouble? Although Butcher had originally planned to write more of the "Swords and Horses" stories he grew up loving, somewhere along the way he met Harry Dresden, and these magical tales have netted a galaxy of fans. Just published in hardcover and already a best seller, Small Favor shot to the number two slot on the New York Times best sellers list, and number one on the Publishers Weekly list; it also made it to number one at Borders and Barnes & Noble.

Captain's Fury is the fourth book in the "Codex Alera" series, which chronicles the life of a young man named Tavi, now captain of the First Aleran Legion. His job is to forge an alliance between invading Canim warriors and the people of Alera. With "Codex Alera," Butcher made a successful crossover from mass market to hardcover; this made it to number 17 on the New York Times extended best sellers list. Although literally worlds apart, these two series show the talent a gifted author has in creating believable and entertaining characters. For the Dresden fans, it was lucky that Butcher met Harry first, as there's always a need for someone to take care of those things that go bump in the night. Kate Reading does not succeed in trying to do the deep voice thing on the Captain's Fury audio, for this isa sword and sorcery tale, where most of the characters are men. Nevertheless, both series are highly recommended for all public libraries-but if there's only room for one, you just can't beat the great performance that Marsters lends to the Dresden Files.
—Theresa Connors

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780441016556
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 11/25/2008
  • Series: Codex Alera Series , #4
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 656
  • Sales rank: 57,047
  • Product dimensions: 4.20 (w) x 6.70 (h) x 1.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Jim Butcher
A martial arts enthusiast whose resume includes a long list of skills rendered obsolete at least two hundred years ago, Jim Butcher turned to writing as a career because anything else probably would have driven him insane. He lives in Missouri with his family and ferocious guard dog.
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Customer Reviews

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  • Posted January 16, 2010

    WHY IS THIS NOT AVAILABLE AS AN EBOOK?

    Every other book in this great series, including 5 and 6, are available as ebooks. I've read 2 and 3 on my Nook...love it, need it. Where is it, B&N?

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 7, 2010

    So frustrating!

    As others have noted the lack of e-book edition is difficult to understand.

    1 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 22, 2010

    I Also Recommend:

    Can't Put it Down!

    This fourth book in Jim Butcher's Codex Alera series is every bit as good as the first! His tale follows Tavi into adulthood and more intrigue.
    Unlike some series that get old and tiring after the first two or three books, Captain's Fury continues at a great pace and still has me hooked!
    I'm looking forward to reading the next installment!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 5, 2010

    e book

    I have a brand new nook and cannot even get the first book I would like to get. Why is this not available? Where is all of your promises
    B & N.

    1 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 28, 2010

    1, 2, 3, 5, 6.... wait... Where's 4 in the eBook catalog?!

    Am I missing something? Why spoil a wonderful series by leaving out a pivotal book.

    Jim Butcher is always entertaining. This may not be great literature but it is a great read. You have a distinct sense for the individuality of each character as well as an encompassing notion of the world around them.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 15, 2014

    Recommend reading the series

    Fast paced and great reading if you like adventure, fighting, and fantasy with great characters and story line with twist and turns

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    Posted June 10, 2014

    Trevor

    Bored

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 11, 2014

    ℳist

    Map and rules up soon! Camp is next res!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 30, 2014

    Can tavi furycraft now or no?

    Please tell

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 10, 2014

    To trevor

    'moonshine' res 2

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 15, 2014

    Stormdancer

    Thank you.

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    Posted March 15, 2014

    IceBeacon

    Okay.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 15, 2014

    Lilyflowerr

    Aww, i gtgrb. Bb next week. Going on a trip!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 14, 2014

    SweetSong

    SweetSong padded in, glancing around.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 14, 2014

    Ice blue eyes

    Watch

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    Posted March 14, 2014

    Willowheart

    Hi my name is willowheart. May please be deputy and join?

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    Posted March 14, 2014

    Cani join

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    Posted March 19, 2014

    Lightning to all

    Hello :)

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