Series: Codex Alera

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Furies of Calderon by Jim Butcher1
Academ's Fury by Jim Butcher2
Cursor's Fury by Jim Butcher3
Captain's Fury by Jim Butcher4
Princeps' Fury by Jim Butcher5
First Lord's Fury by Jim Butcher6
The Codex Alera Series, 1-3: Furies of Calderon, Academ's Fury, Cursor's Fury by Jim ButcherOmnibus 1-3
Codex Alera Collection 3-5 by Jim ButcherOmnibus 3-5
The Codex Alera Series, 1-5: Furies of Calderon, Academ's Fury, Cursor's Fury, Captain's Fury & Princep's Fury by Jim ButcherOmnibus 1-5
Codex Alera Complete Series by Jim ButcherOmnibus 1-6

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Series description

The series chronicles the coming-of-age of a young man named Tavi in the realm of Alera, an empire similar to Rome, on the world of Carna. Every Aleran has some degree of command over elemental forces or spirits called furies, save for Tavi, who is considered a freak. As the aging First Lord struggles to maintain his hold on a realm on the brink of civil war, Tavi must use all of his intelligence to save Alera.

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