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25 Nov 2008 Codex Alera (Book 5)

After bitter fighting, Tavi of Calderon has eventually forged an alliance with Alera's oldest foes, the savage Canim, and he must escort them on their long sea-voyage home. This will strain their fragile accord - but the worst is yet to come.

The inhuman Vord have spent the last three years laying waste to the Canim homeland, making it a desolate place indeed. Then the Alerans become stranded there, cut off from their ships. The Canim alliance will be tested as they enter the killing fields together, depending on each other's strengths if they both are to survive.

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

--This text refers to the Perfect Paperback edition.

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  • Audio CD
  • Publisher: Penguin Audiobooks; Unabridged edition (25 Nov 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0143143751
  • ISBN-13: 978-0143143758
  • Product Dimensions: 14 x 17.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,691,216 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Jim Butcher is a ten-year student of martial arts and works as a computer support technician. He lives in Missouri with his wife and son and a houseful of computers.

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The rousing fifth installment . . . Butchers vivid characterizations, based on ancient Roman Republican ideals, range from duty-honor-country austerity in battle to brilliant peacemaking (PUBLISHERS WEEKLY) --This text refers to the Perfect Paperback edition.

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A compulsively fast-paced fantasy adventure, set in a world where courage and ingenuity vie with magic and power. --This text refers to the Perfect Paperback edition.

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26 of 27 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Butcher does it again.... 27 Nov 2008
Princeps' Fury for those who don't already know (and if so, why not?) is the fifth book in Jim Butcher's excellent Codex Alera fantasy series (the previous books being - Furies of Calderon (Codex Alera) (Codex Alera),Academ's Fury (Codex Alera) (Codex Alera),Cursor's Fury: Book Three of the Codex Alera and Captain's Fury (Codex Alera (Paperback)). The books are set in a Romanic influenced society where the people have furies - sort of elemental powers over air, water, fire, earth and metal that are used for everything from healing to construction and transport. Tavi (Octavian) the principal character started the series as a furyless shepherd living on a middle of nowhere hold (farm) but his birthright as the Princep (heir to the throne) of Alera has eventually come rather dramatically to light.

This book is not a stand alone work and for anyone picking it up without having read the previous books in the series it's not going to make much sense. Jim Butcher doesn't waste time rehashing previous plot points for the uninitiated, he just plunges straight into the action and this book is seriously full of action.

The story begins several months after the events in Captain's Fury. Tavi, along with the First Aleran and Free Aleran Legions are aiding the Canim to return to their homeland but the threat of the Vord has returned to Alera and the Icemen in the North are also proving an increased threat.
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars All Hail Octavian 10 Dec 2008
Jim Butcher is a master storyteller and writer. If only he could write faster. The Dresden Files are awesome and so is the Alera series. I have finished this book and am going straight back to re-read it. To me that is a hallmark of a master storyteller.

If you are a sword, sorcery and adventure fan buy this book.

Princeps Fury is the fifth book in the Alera series, it is not a stand alone novel you will need to read the previous books. All five books are above average. Do yourself a favour go out and get this series you will not be disappointed. Great Christmas present to yourself.
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best book written in Years!!!! 7 Dec 2008
This is the 5th book in the series codex alera ( if you have not read this series ..why?) it is brilliant, complex plots, complex charecters, fantastic writing. The best book i have read in years!!!!!...and years!!!! It is not a stand alone book you must get the others in the series, or you will not follow the story. The author does not treat you as a fool and dives straight in to the story without pause, and ends on a cliffhanger that will irritate and make you itch for the next book!!!!!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent series 19 Jun 2014
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Very good set of books, have kept me wanting to turn pages. Characters are diverse and interesting, with many side stories mingled in with the main theme A *****
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5.0 out of 5 stars amazing 26 Feb 2014
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One of the best fantasy series I've ever read, jim butcher really nailed it with this one, never has a series inspired so much emotion and joy in me, I practically jumped out of my seat multiple times reading this. A true joy to read for any true fantasy fan.
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5.0 out of 5 stars like helm's deep in lord of the rings 4 Feb 2014
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Darker than the previous books. Building to a final conclusion. Jim Butcher knows how to craft an epic tale. This series is fantastic
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5.0 out of 5 stars Princely book 1 Jan 2014
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As good as the rest of the series and worth reading as much as any great fantasy book is. Alera.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic Read! 20 Nov 2013
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I couldn't put it down, another winner from Jim Butcher! I found both his Codex Alera series and The Dresden Files series absolutely enthralling. If you want an exciting, rollercoaster of an adventure with really well developed characters, then read anything by this guy!!!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great read
This is a fantastic set of three books portraying the life and rise of a young boy with adventures and friends to die for loved the read
Published 6 months ago by Coleve
5.0 out of 5 stars Wow!
Fast paced plot and sub-plots outlining a ripping yarn of heroism and integrity as sentient beings fight for survival and mutual understanding. I loved this.
Published 10 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars The series just gets better and better
This is the penultimate book in Jim Butcher's Codex Alera series, and it is going from strength to strength. Read more
Published 12 months ago by Mr G.
5.0 out of 5 stars loved it
Yet another excellent book in this series by Jim Butcher. Very much on form. Recommend starting at the beginning of the series for full benefit.
Published 14 months ago by Carolyn
5.0 out of 5 stars Bought from elsewhere cheaper
Love the series and the idea of things having a 'spirit' or 'fury' that interacts with gifted people in this world, however managed to find a copy cheaper elsewhere so bought that.
Published 16 months ago by Harried Grandmother
4.0 out of 5 stars good fantasy book
this is the fifth book our of six, I like all six of them, but by the fifth book the story followed a similar plot.
Published 17 months ago by Heather Cook
5.0 out of 5 stars brilliant!
amazing book that i struggled to put down, very realistic and adventurous, this is a brilliant series!
its definitely worth buying 'used' items they are just as good!!!
Published 23 months ago by Amelia Martin
5.0 out of 5 stars Princeps' Fury
The politics continue, the Vord never ending, the battles endless, friends, enemies and traitors. Characters come into the own in surprising ways. Could not put it down!
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