Codex Alera
Books in series6
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  • 1
    Furies of Calderon: The Codex Alera: Book One | Jim Butcher

    Furies of Calderon: The Codex Alera: Book One

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Jim Butcher
    • Narrated By Kate Reading
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    For 1000 years, the people of Alera have united against the aggressive races that inhabit the world, using their unique bond with the furies - elementals of earth, air, fire, water and metal. But now, Gaius Sextus, First Lord of Alera, grows old and lacks an heir. Ambitious Lords manoeuvre to place their Houses in positions of power, and a war of succession looms on the horizon. Far from city politics in the Calderon Valley, young Tavi struggles with his lack of fury crafting.

    badly edited but good story

    the recording seems like its cut badly in places and seems like it skips but you can figure it out. great first book in the series though, I am lookin..Show More »

    Reviewed on 28 September 2016 by Gwen1818 (Newcastle UK)
  • 2
    Academ's Fury: The Codex Alera: Book Two | Jim Butcher

    Academ's Fury: The Codex Alera: Book Two

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Jim Butcher
    • Narrated By Kate Reading
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    For centuries, the people of Alera have relied on the power of the furies to protect them from outside invaders. But the gravest threat might be closer than they think.Tavi has escaped the Calderon Valley and the mysterious attack of the Marat on his homeland. But he is far from safe, as trying to keep up the illusion of being a student while secretly training as one of the First Lord's spies is a dangerous game.

    Narration Problems

    Yes. It's a good story.

    Reviewed on 16 December 2016 by Mr. D. Nesbitt (UK)
  • 3
    Cursor's Fury: The Codex Alera: Book Three | Jim Butcher

    Cursor's Fury: The Codex Alera: Book Three

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Jim Butcher
    • Narrated By Kate Reading
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Power-hungry Kalare has rebelled against Alera's aging First Lord, Gaius Sextus. Ill-equipped to face this attack, Gaius must seek support - even from the combative High Lord of Aquitaine. Kalare has also seized valuable hostages that could mean the difference between victory and failure. And Amara, the First Lord's Cursor, has been tasked with their rescue. She has earned this trust but are her allies as worthy - or does the Lady Aquitaine see the time as ripe for betrayal?

    Last minute ending. Stupid annoying horns!

    Overall I did enjoy this installment of the Furies of Calderón series. Tavi's character became more developed, and it was fun to see more of Max (one ..Show More »

    Reviewed on 21 March 2017 by L. Turner (Scotland)
  • 4
    Captain's Fury: The Codex Alera: Book Four | Jim Butcher

    Captain's Fury: The Codex Alera: Book Four

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Jim Butcher
    • Narrated By Kate Reading
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Tavi of Calderon, now captain of his own Legion, has been fighting a bitter war for two years. Then he discovers the invading Canim warriors are harbingers of a far greater threat. The Canim are being hunted in their turn by a savage race that forced them from their homeland - and which has pursued them to the Aleran borders. With options fast running out, Tavi proposes an alliance with the Canim.

    it's all coming together...

    These are not separate stand alone stories, rather it's one, long, continuing tale - feels a little like Robert Jordan's Wheel of Time in that regard...Show More »

    Reviewed on 15 April 2017 by Robyn (Malmesbury, United Kingdom)
  • 5
    Princeps' Fury: The Codex Alera: Book Five | Jim Butcher

    Princeps' Fury: The Codex Alera: Book Five

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Jim Butcher
    • Narrated By Kate Reading
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    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.

    This series is getting very 'rinse and repeat'

    It's just about okay and I'll probably get the last in the series for completeness.

    Reviewed on 05 January 2017 by Jaspal (Solihull, United Kingdom)
  • 6
    First Lord's Fury: The Codex Alera: Book Six | Jim Butcher

    First Lord's Fury: The Codex Alera: Book Six

    • UNABRIDGED (24 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Jim Butcher
    • Narrated By Kate Reading
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    The aging First Lord of Alera has fallen in battle. Yet his people must continue to resist an invading inhuman army. Desperate Alerans even pledge fealty to the Vord Queen to survive, turning the incredible power of Aleran furies back on their own people. And despite all efforts, the Alerans are being ground into dust and pushed to the farthest reaches of their own realm.

    Outcome inevitable, but route interesting

    6 books later, I feel somewhat exhausted - it's like one enormous battle scene from start to finish.

    Absolutely epic final battle. Although..Show More »

    Reviewed on 26 April 2017 by Robyn (Malmesbury, United Kingdom)