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First Lord's Fury by Jim Butcher
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First Lord's Fury

by Jim Butcher

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Series: Codex Alera (6)

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    daschaich: Although the tones and styles of the two series are quite different, Daniel Abraham's "Long Price" quartet shares some similar themes with the Codex Alera. Both depict a civilization stagnating from over-reliance on magic, and the magics share some similarities: while Butcher's Alerans control elementals of nature, Abraham's Khaiem can capture manifestations of ideas by perfectly and uniquely expressing those ideas. I might describe Abraham's writing as more introspective or melancholic than Butcher's, and I find Abraham's characters much more interesting on the whole: not so much heroic or villainous as they are "merely" human.… (more)
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First Lord's Fury is about man named Octavian Gaius, or Tavi, is fighting a threat called the vord, who threaten all of Alera. In the beginning he was a furyless freak that was 14 years old while everyone else had one, which made him more cunning. Now he has super powerful furies and is protecting Alera from the vord, and with that extra cunning, kills the main vord queen. The vord queen was stronger than him, where his cunning came in, crushing the vord with his tricks. But during all this, his wife, a Marat called Kitai, is pregnant and fighting along side him. The last book his grandfather, Sextus Gaius, had died fighting the vord queen while Tavi had been fighting the vord in Canea, the land of the Canim, with his gadara, Varg. After the fight against the vord queen in Alera, the killed all the remaining vord there. Tavi then becomes First Lord, unlike his father, Septimus Gaius, who had died fighting the Marat before Tavi was born.
I think you would like this series if you like fantasy and action books. The reason this series was made because Jim Butcher did a bet if he could make a book with 2 ideas;Pokemon and lost Roman Legion. He won and this amazing series was made. The furies are Pokemon, and the people got to Alera as a lost Roman Legion. It all fits together! Anyways I also think you would like it because of the awesome characters and because it's a good series made by a good author. ( )
  LoganC.BG3 | Mar 16, 2017 |
the final stand in Alera. The Vord queen has been corrupted" by human emotions, and Tavi makes the most of that. A last stand back in Calderon, Kitai and Tavi end up killing the Vord queen. Tavi becomes First Lord. Alera makes alliances with other races, in preparation for the time they will have to invade the Canim homeland to destroy the Vord there.

A good ending place, but leaving so many huge threads that sequels seem almost a given.

Update: According to Butcher, there will NOT be any more Codex Alera books, as he will be concentrating on that despicable villian Dresden that everybody seems to love, sigh.
Per this link:
http://www.jim-butcher.com/faq" ( )
  BookstoogeLT | Dec 10, 2016 |
Still like the books and the series. Still lots of action. Still a tiny bit of coming of age. FLF brings everything together. It's a little abrupt in ending. ( )
  lesmel | Aug 12, 2016 |
This was an amazing series with epic battles and amazing sword fights. I thought the fury magic was well done and gave the story a unique spin compared to what's already out there in the fantasy / science fiction genre. The character development was spot on, especially where Tavi was concerned. Butcher takes a young boy without fury skills and turns him into a powerful force. Loved it! I do hope he will write another trilogy for this series as there is so much more he can explore in this universe!

My only complaint would be about the names. I listened to this on audio with my husband and it was really difficult to keep the characters straight (especially in the beginning) as so many of them had similar sounding names, i.e. Atticus, Antillar, Attis, Aquitaine, Aria, Amara, etc., etc. I will probably re-read the series at some point as I know I confused a few characters here and there.

Seeing printed word is always easier, so consider this when you pick the media for this title. I highly recommend immersion reading if possible. Kate Reading does a fabulous job with this full cast of characters and has a wide range. Her males sound like males, her villains sound super-evil, and you have to hear her Vord queen...AMAZING!

I highly recommend this series!


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  Becky_McKenna | Mar 10, 2016 |
I really enjoyed this series. Thank you Mr. Butcher for giving us this different approach on magic and elemental abilities. ( )
  biggs1399 | Jan 19, 2016 |
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Cotton, PeterCover designersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
del Rosario, KristinText designsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Spencer, PriscillaMapsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Stone, SteveCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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The savage Vord are on the march, and Gaius Octavian, first lord of Alera, must lead his legions to the Calderon Valley to stand against them--using all of his intelligence, ingenuity, and furycraft to save their world from eternal darkness.

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