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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (16,724 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jim Butcher Narrator: Kate Reading Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Codex Alera Series Release Date: November 2009 ISBN: 9781101145869
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For years he has endured the endless trials and triumphs of a man whose skill and power could not be restrained. Battling ancient enemies, forging new alliances, and confronting the corruption within his own land, Gaius Octavian became a legendary man of war—and the rightful First Lord of Alera.

But the savage Vord are on the march, and Gaius must lead his legions to the Calderon Valley to stand against them—using all of his intelligence, ingenuity, and furycraft to save their world from eternal darkness.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “The wait is finally over, as the incomparable Butcher gives salivating fans the piece de resistance of his Codex Alera series. The incredible journey of clever Tavi, from shepherd’s apprentice to last hope of the realm, has been both thrilling and harrowing, not to mention completely engrossing....As heroes go, they don’t come better than Tavi! Bravo, Mr. Butcher!”

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  • A USA Today Bestseller
  • A New York Times Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Teresa | 2/20/2014

    " I thought this book was great! It wrapped up the war with the Vord and set Tavi up to begin life as a new kind of First Lord. I really enjoyed these characters and loved seeing Tavi mature. I thought Butcher had some good solutions and gave Tavi a really strong personality that still had class. I can see a new series rising up the world of Alera and I can't wait. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alice Sabo | 2/8/2014

    " I didn't want this to be the last book! I love this world. I really hope he goes back to it! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Vilena | 2/6/2014

    " It was a nice finish to the series. Of course all main characters made it through which is nice but kept the book from being the best of the series. It really had potential to be great but with Tavi ALWAYS getting everyone on his side and doing things his way it got a little monotonous. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kelly Aley | 1/21/2014

    " Excellent conclusion. A few too many battle scenes for me. No loose ends were really left, however. I think Butcher liked his characters too much to be realistic with them though. (I mean, no major good guy character dies? Really?) I will read the Dresden files as I did enjoy how well thought out these novels were. I love a clever hero and Tavi is that. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Sean Martin | 1/9/2014

    " I really only read this one because I'd already made it through the rest of the series and figured I might as well finish it. Really disappointing end to what was a potentially promising series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chris | 11/6/2013

    " Enjoyed the book and series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 David | 7/25/2013

    " I personally like it when everything gets wrapped up with a nice big bow. So even though it is predictable I still like the finish and the wrap up. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Martha | 7/25/2013

    " I liked this series, although not as much as the Dresden Files. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ron | 4/3/2013

    " The only bad thing about this series is that it ended! For lovers of this genre, these books are all page burners. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dawn E | 2/21/2013

    " The conclusion left me wanting. It all was just too tidy. Too "...and they all lived happily ever after." "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Benjamin | 5/30/2012

    " Blargh... I wanted to like this series but the "I just want to understand what this thing you call love" shtick is just so over-used. I felt like I was waiting and waiting for the pieces of the previous 5 books to culminate in some grand reveal but was sorely disappointed. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brad Haney | 5/17/2012

    " An amazing ending to the series with tons of epic battles and crazy fury-crafting. Everything was wrapped up nicely and it was even left somewhat open for a possible series centuries in the future (I hope). "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Natalie | 3/25/2012

    " I liked the ending but I think that some of the more main characters should have died. In such a huge battle, it's unlikely that all of Tavi's friends and family would have survived. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sonya | 11/27/2011

    " loved it. There needs to be more. <3 "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Aviva | 9/7/2011

    " I enjoyed this, but as with many last books in a series, it just kept having to have one more twist at the turn of every page instead of letting things end. They were good twists and turns, well executed and unexpected but eventually I just wanted to get it over with. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Scott | 5/10/2011

    " Final book in the six book series. It was a good wrap up for all the characters in the story. I love this author. If you are a Sci Fi/Fantasy reader this series is a good one.
    Try his other series as well - the Dresdin Files - in my opinion it is even better "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Helen | 4/10/2011

    " Whew! It's still a bit of a puzzle to me how I could love a series with so much violent battle in it, but there it is, I do. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Troy | 4/6/2011

    " And now for the post series sadness... that was a great set of books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sara | 4/1/2011

    " See my review for Book #2 of the Codex Alera series. I was sad to see this one come to an end, and I would love it if Jim Butcher might expand this series by taking it into the future. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 June | 3/28/2011

    " This was a really quick read for me. Tavi and the Canim return to Alera to fight the Vord. While fighting for Alera can Tavi also find time to court Kitai? As always, good Canim, Marat & motherly wisdom is interspersed with lots of action. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Allie | 3/26/2011

    " Kinda sad this is the last one! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Anita | 3/23/2011

    " this book didn't tie up the ends as nicely as it could have..IMHO "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lynne | 3/23/2011

    " I raced through this series of books and loved them. They combine all the things I like about fantasy books. I young hero and heroine with a touch of romance,magic, monsters and a happy ending...I recommend this series to those who love fantasy/sci fi. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marty | 3/17/2011

    " pure fun satisfying end to a series, predictable but I don't always see that as a negative "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Den | 3/5/2011

    " And excellent finale to the series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rikki | 3/4/2011

    " This is the first time I can ever remember getting to the end of a series and being completely satisfied. Superb! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 April | 3/1/2011

    " A little disappointed with the ending. I thought this one seemed a little less refined as the others. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mitch | 2/28/2011

    " Awesome! Jim writes a fantastic finish to an epic series! "

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About the Author
Author Jim Butcher

Jim Butcher is a #1 New York Times bestselling author. He read his first fantasy novel when he was seven years old—The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe. By the time he turned eight, he’d added the rest of the Narnia books, the Chronicles of Prydain, every book about Star Wars he could find, a great many Star Trek novels, and The Lord of the Rings to his count. He was pretty much doomed from the start. Love of fantasy drew him toward a fairly eclectic spread of interests: horseback riding, archery, martial arts, costuming, music, and theater. He played a lot of role-playing games, a lot of fantasy-based tactical computer games, and eventually got into live-action role-play. He took up writing to be able to produce fantasy novels with swords and horses in them, and determinedly wrote terrible fantasy books until, just to prove a point to his writing teacher, he decided to take every piece of her advice. He was certain that once she saw what hideous art it produced, she would be proven wrong and repent the error of her ways. The result was the Dresden Files. She has not yet admitted her mistake and recanted her philosophy on writing. Jim stands accused of writing the Dresden Files and the Codex Alera. He has plead insanity, but the jury is still out on that one.

About the Narrator

Kate Reading is an Audie Award–winning narrator and has received thirty Earphones Awards from AudioFile magazine. She is also a theater actor in the Washington, DC, area and has been a member of the Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company since 1987. Her work onstage has been recognized by the Helen Hayes Awards Society, among others. She and her husband live in Hyattsville, Maryland, with their two children.