Furies of Calderon by Jim Butcher
(Codex Alera)

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For a thousand years, the people of Alera have united against the aggressive and threatening 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 High Lords plot and maneuver 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, the boy Tavi struggles with his lack of furycrafting. At fifteen, he has no wind fury to help him fly, no fire fury to light his lamps. Yet as the Alerans' most savage enemy - the Marat - return to the Valley, he will discover that his destiny is much greater than he could ever imagine." Caught in a storm of deadly wind furies, Tavi saves the life of a runaway slave named Amara. But she is actually a spy for Gaius Sextus, sent to the Valley to gather intelligence on traitors to the Crown, who may be in league with the barbaric Marat horde. And when the Valley erupts in chaos - when rebels war with loyalists and furies clash with furies - Amara will find Tavi's courage and resourcefulness to be a power greater than any fury - one that could turn the tides of war.


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About Jim Butcher

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A martial arts enthusiast whose résumé includes a long list of skills rendered obsolete at least two hundred years ago, Jim Butcher turned to writing as a career because anything else probably would have driven him insane.
 
Published June 28, 2005 by Ace. 460 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Firstly the magic system opens up some intriguing possibilities, what with powers being available to all except Tavi and the Marat, even a simple conflict between two peasants might treat the reader to a spectacular battle sequence.

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Next, First Lord sends Amara to Calderon Valley on the outskirts of the realm where she learns Fidelias meets with his mercenaries and the Marat the barbarians who killed the First Lord's son.

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OK, silly title, I know, but it’s what came to mind, because Furies of Calderon reminds me of a dessert: no nutritional value, but still tastes pretty good.

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In Furies of Calderon, Jim Butcher walks the path less traveled, creating a captivating world where everyone has some magical ability.

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In the scene, Tavi, who is trying to win a challenge against Doroga’s “whelp” Kitai in order to secure his freedom and prevent the Marat from overrunning the Calderon (the valley where Tavi lives), they are sneaking into the Wax Forest, a very dangerous place, in order ot secure a special mushroo...

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