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Furies of Calderon : Codex Alera Series : Book 1 - Jim Butcher

Furies of Calderon

Codex Alera Series : Book 1

Paperback Published: 1st June 2005
ISBN: 9780441012688
Number Of Pages: 504
For Ages: 18+ years old

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In the realm of Alera, where people bond with the furies-elementals of earth, air, fire, water, and metal-fifteen-year-old Tavi struggles with his lack of furycrafting. But when his homeland erupts in chaos-when rebels war with loyalists and furies clash with furies-Tavi's simple courage will turn the tides of war.

About the Author

Jim Butcher is a full-time writer who lives in Independence, Missouri, with his wife, son, and ferocious guard dog.

Industry Reviews

"Epic fantasy in the best way, inspired by Tolkien."--New York Times bestselling author Simon R. Green

"A stay-up-all-night-'til-you-finish-it-book, Furies of Calderon is a marvelous read."--#1 New York Times bestselling author Patricia Briggs

"Filled with plot twists and white-knuckled suspense, this is a ripping good yarn that delivers terrific magic and nonstop action."--National bestselling author Deborah Chester

"A fascinating world and magic system...the start of a promising series."--Locus

"Butcher has created a wonderful new world of fantasy...This first book in the series introduces all the main characters and the creatures and events that make Alera a great world in which any reader can get lost."--SF Site

"Absorbing...Butcher does a thorough job of world building, to say nothing of developing his action scenes with an abundance of convincing detail."--Publishers Weekly

I really enjoyed this :D


Great book - it was absolutely devoured, you'll find yourself lost in the world and absorbing it fairly rapidly. Similar in composition to Jim's other book "The Aeronauts Windlass" follows multiple characters sometimes backtracking slightly to offer differing perspective. A word of warning though, this book does contain sexual scenes - some unconventional relationships (Open relationships, borderline nymphomania) which are fine and all however there are a few chapters dealing with forced (Booktopia won't let you use the R word) or sexual slavery, a very uncomfortable look at the psychology of such a situation aswell - if that would distress you (it did for my friend, she kept reading but skimmed those scenes). I'm still on the fence about those chapters, on one hand they really established strength in some of our female characters and really upped the revulsion at a minor villain. So if this is a gift for a younger reader i'd suggest reading it yourself first and then making a judgement call.

Sydney, Australia


Furies of Calderon

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ISBN: 9780441012688
ISBN-10: 044101268X
Series: Codex Alera
Audience: General
For Ages: 18+ years old
For Grades: 9+
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 504
Published: 1st June 2005
Publisher: Penguin Putnam Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 19.68 x 11.43  x 3.81
Weight (kg): 0.4

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