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Princeps' Fury: The Codex Alera: Book Five Paperback – 3 Dec 2009

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  • Paperback: 560 pages
  • Publisher: Orbit (3 Dec. 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1841498521
  • ISBN-13: 978-1841498522
  • Product Dimensions: 17.9 x 3.7 x 15.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (35 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 75,786 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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)

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A compulsively fast-paced fantasy adventure, set in a world where courage and ingenuity vie with magic and power.

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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.
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This is the penultimate book in Jim Butcher's Codex Alera series, and it is going from strength to strength. The penultimate novel in the series sees Tavi in the Vord infested lands of the Canim, making good on a debt owed to Varg. There, he learns more about the star destroying Vord, and how he might possibly lead Alera to victory against them. Te book starts with a bang and ends with a bang - action all the way, great character development and lots of "punch the air moments"! What more could you ask for?
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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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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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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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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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I first found Jim Butcher through the Dresden file books, which even though I don't really lean towards that genre, I nevertheless found myself immersed in the writing. Jim Butcher has a style of writing that keeps the plot moving along all the time. He dispenses with unnecessary prose, allowing the reader's imagination to supply the extra detail.

The Codex Alera series continues this style of writing, but in the fantasy genre, which is one I love. I look forward to each new book, only disappointed when I finish the book and realise I will have to wait some time before the next one.

His characters are human and as such are easy to associate with (ie not idealistic single dimensional figures as are often found in the fantasy genre) and he keeps several characters running in parallel. This may make the books a little distracting for the slower reader with the leaps to and from events effecting different people and geographies, but I find it keeps the pace moving.

Often as a series progresses things turn stale and you start to see the same plot being recycled, but hidden in different costumes. Not so with this series (so far). Fresh geographies and new characters combine to keep things fresh.
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