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4.03 out of 54.03 out of 54.03 out of 54.03 out of 54.03 out of 5 4.03 (29 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 2008 ISBN: 9781440656798
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Tavi of Calderon, now recognized as Princeps Gaius Octavian and heir to the crown, has achieved a fragile alliance with Alera’s oldest foes, the savage Canim. But when Tavi and his legions guide the Canim safely to their lands, his worst fears are realized.

The dreaded Vord—the enemy of Aleran and Cane alike—have spent the last three years laying waste to the Canim homeland. And when the Alerans are cut off from their ships, they find themselves with no choice but to fight shoulder to shoulder if they are to survive.

For a thousand years, Alera and her furies have withstood every enemy, and survived every foe. The thousand years are over …

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stephanie | 2/18/2014

    " Huge fan of the series! Codex of Alera was my first epic-fantasy series to discover, and so it will always hold a special place on my shelf. Anyway, the book is great for mostly the other characters. Tavi aka Octavian is more or less traveling through most of the book, so the story line development is seen through the other perspectives- mainly Amara and Isana. But OH MAN is it good. Anyway this isn't my favorite in the seires, but it is needed to bring up the finale! Butcher didn't dissapoint and still keeps me guessing (oh that scene with Amara and Brensus!!!) Hope my opinion helps. I definitely recomend for anyone who loves adventure and fantasy- but read the others first ;) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Khallandra | 2/16/2014

    " Loved it, great story and a lot of fun. A couple of strands are followed which drives the story on. Tavi is still really amazing, I can't help but like him. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mel Allred | 2/13/2014

    " This book, the firth in this series is an exceptional display of a unique world that pits mortals against the living elements and against themselves in an effort to control both. The inner struggles are as difficult to survive as are the external ones. Jim Butcher's imagination is enviable and it's always a pleasure to experience it with each book he writes, as though it were yours. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Janalynn | 2/11/2014

    " Butcher enters a completely different land and he does it seamlessly. This is a beautiful, enthralling and funny story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Keilani Ludlow | 2/11/2014

    " I don't know if I've even put the first several in the series on my shelf, but if not, I'll have to review them. Therefore, by the time you make it to this review you really don't need it because you're already hooked. Lets just say that it's well done, even the parts that make you cringe fit in, he sets things up well for the final book, lots of twists and turns and tricky spots. Hopefully he starts another series with this degree of imagination soon! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michael Chinn | 2/7/2014

    " I am an avid reader of fantasy books and this particular series is my favorite. The plot and characters are a perfect combination. I loved this book! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 TheKoreanOne | 1/31/2014

    " I'm getting a little peeved by this (and a couple other) author's tendency to NOT FINISH THE FRICKIN STORY in the last few books of their series. Is is laziness? The well drying up? A bogus attempt to drag out another novel on top of the one before to collect double paychecks on single plot developments? WELL, CUT IT OUT!!!!!!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mark | 1/20/2014

    " The Vord are back and individuality is irrelevant. I was still expecting some kind of Locutus plot which simply hasn't materialized. You can see where it's all going a mile away but it's a satisfying read getting there, with some particularly enjoyable moments along the way. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shannon Terry | 1/2/2014

    " Another fun one- can't wait for the finale! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Max | 12/29/2013

    " Great book, fiction mix of the daemons of the golden compass and the elemental of avatar. Great book along with the series "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tim | 12/18/2013

    " A good continuation of the series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bob | 10/28/2013

    " My two favorite series right now are the Dresden Files and the Codex Alera. Jim Butcher needs to be cloned! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kanani | 3/23/2013

    " HOLY MOLY! the ending of this book is OUTSTANDING! breathtaking, heart-breaking, pulse-racing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kate V | 3/4/2013

    " Liking this series a lot although the characters don't seem to get a break - one disaster to another. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Bowen | 2/28/2013

    " Jim Butcher is good at writing sarcasm. In his 5th book of what should have been a trilogy he has shown hes not good at much else. The dialog is becoming more and more inane; reminds me of David Weber's dialog about 10 books into his Honor series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Charlotte Pellechio | 1/29/2013

    " Story was interesting and had a few surprises. Definitely leaves you hanging at the end so that you want to hurry and read next in series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sam | 1/14/2013

    " Too much vord and military movements for me. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Laurie D'ghent | 12/24/2012

    " Pretty dang good, but I've read better from Butcher. It was worth a read, though. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Adam | 3/18/2012

    " Stupid Vord. Man I hate them. They make for an excellent villain, though. I enjoyed this book, but the further I got into it, the more it felt like it and the next book should really have been one book. This one feels like half of a story arc. I can't wait to read the last book, though. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Blair Alegant | 12/31/2011

    " Lots of fun. Good story "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sonya | 7/20/2011

    " I WANT THE NEXT BOOK :'( It needs to hurry up and be next Thursday already. :( Yes. It was that good. This entire series has been amazing. Jim Butcher is a master. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Piat | 5/24/2011

    " The shortest of the Codex Alera Books, it's sort of a bridge to the climax of First Lord's Fury. Somehow this book was just not as entertaining as the first 4 and the last. But, it's still a must read for those that are engrossed with this lively series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michael | 4/21/2011

    " This series is absolutely awesome. Intrigue, magic, battle, treachery and unity. Jim Butcher knows how to write an amazing story! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Morris | 4/21/2011

    " I've enjoyed everything of Jim Butcher's that I've read. The Codex Alera is an excellent fantasy series. Like all of his writing, it's tight, crisp, and keeps moving. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sara | 4/1/2011

    " See my review for Book #2 of the Codex Alera series. I will add that this one was for some reason my particular favourite in the entire series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mary-Helen | 3/23/2011

    " The end of this book literally made me go, "Awwww shit!" (In a good way). This book was a little slower than some, but the meat of it was still quality stuff. Especially the end. Awesome. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gregory | 2/23/2011

    " This is a great book, loved it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Janet | 1/23/2011

    " If you made it this far into the series, you already know it's good. This book continues the previous story and reintroduces the Vord as an ever-growing threat to the kingdom. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Raz | 12/9/2010

    " this one is totally awesome!! tavi goes on this epic journey...while the rest of alera kinda just goes downhill.... "

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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 numerous 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.