Academ's Fury by Jim ButcherAcadem's Fury by Jim Butcher

Academ's Fury

byJim Butcher

Paperback | November 28, 2006

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In Furies of Calderon, #1 New York Times bestselling author Jim Butcher introduced readers to a world where the forces of nature take physical form. But now, it is human nature that threatens to throw the realm into chaos…

For centuries, the people of Alera have harnessed the furies—elementals of earth, air, fire, water, wood, and metal—to protect their land from aggressors. But no fury can save them from the dangers they face within. A mysterious attack from across the sea has weakened the First Lord. Should he fall, a bloody civil war is inevitable. The responsibility of fending off assassination attempts and treachery within the First Lord’s circle of spies falls on Tavi, the one man with no fury to call...
A martial arts enthusiast whose résumé includes a long list of skills rendered obsolete at least two hundred years ago, #1 New York Times bestselling author Jim Butcher turned to writing as a career because anything else probably would have driven him insane. He lives mostly inside his own head so that he can write down the conversatio...
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Title:Academ's FuryFormat:PaperbackDimensions:720 pages, 7.56 × 4.25 × 1.5 inPublished:November 28, 2006Publisher:Penguin Publishing GroupLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0441013406

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great I was in tears over the remarkable characters and twists of plot. Butcher never fails with his work.
Date published: 2015-03-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Excellence A very good fantasy series. I recommend this one!
Date published: 2014-08-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Excellence High Energy with really interesting ideas about magic. A monster mash of Romans, Starcraft and Pokemon. Doesn't sound like it should work - but it works a treat.
Date published: 2014-02-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Excellence The first book in a series is normally one of the best and this book is no exception. I have read lots of good fantasy but was especially taken with the characters in this book as well as the concept of having furies. He lays the groundwork for excitement on various fronts and you just can't wait to read more. I have always enjoyed Butchers Dresdon files but this book opens up a whole new realm for him.
Date published: 2014-01-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Excellence A really nice follow up to Furies, and continues the adventures of make Codex Alera a worthy read.
Date published: 2014-01-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from High quality fantasy! If the first book in this series (Furies of Calderon) was an excellent read, then this one was a phenomenal read. Jim Butcher knows how to write a fantasy series so that you get just the right amount of information at the right pace. Many authors like to introduce as much as they can as quickly as they can, whether it be people, places or things. Butcher chooses a location and centers the action there. You may pop to other places occasionally, but even that side tracking ultimately leads you to the original setting. So, despite the fact that the series is set in a fantastical world as big as our own, you don't feel overwhelmed by the immensity of it. The first book is set in Calderon Valley. The second book takes place there and introduces a new setting; the capital of the Realm, a massive city filled with just as much danger and intrigue as the rest of the continent. By being selective about locations, Butcher is able to spend more time painting an image for us of that setting. From the size and shape of the buildings to the intricate politics and customs. This alone makes Academ's Fury a quality read. Beyond that there is the plot, the characters, the thrill of the read in general. This is a well thought out book that is excellently written. Butcher is highly skilled at revealing just enough of a secret that you think you might know the answer, but you could just as easily be wrong. Each book feels independent of the previous with the core drama of the story resolved, but other issues still at large. Enough to make you want to read more, but not enough to make you feel unsatisfied.
Date published: 2010-04-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from An excellent sequel I enjoyed Furies of Calderon so much that I immediately went out and purchased the next 4. In Academ's Fury, Jim Butcher picks up a couple of years after the first story. Tavi is now in the Capital City undergoing training as a cursor (spy). But all is not right in the capital and once again Tavi is caught up in events not of his doing. However, he is young, intelligent, smart and resourceful. He needs all of these qualities just to survive. Another rollercoaster ride you won't regret.
Date published: 2009-06-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from New fantasy kicking into a higher gear Following “The Furies of Caulderon,” we pick up with Tavi in the capitol, where he is – as always – hip deep in trouble, and left with only his wits to get him out of it. The “Codex Alera” series by Butcher (whom most know for his ‘Dresden Files’ series) is set in a fantasy world where almost all people have the ability to call upon various elemental ‘furies’ (or spirits) and affect the world around them. The main hero of the book, however, a young man named Tavi, seems to have no crafting abilities at all, and instead has to rely on his own inborn talents, his wits, and his charm. The result is a strong empathy on behalf of the reader for Tavi, who is so easily overlooked by a society used to using magic for all of its needs. Butcher’s world, now that it is past the first ‘world-building’ bulk that seems to always happen in a first novel, instead fine-tunes in this second in the series, and leaves you with a rich feeling of a world that Butcher has obviously developed and planned well. If you liked George R.R. Martin’s fantastic ‘A Game of Thrones,’ then you won’t be disappointed with the ‘Codex Alera’ series. Just make sure to start at the beginning.
Date published: 2007-03-13

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“High adventure with engaging characters and a satisfying conclusion.”—Locus“A fun romp of a book...the action is fast and furious.”—SFRevu   “[A] cleverly constructed world.”—Chronicle “Solid world-building, intriguing characters and vivid action make this a solid addition to a marvelously entertaining series.”—Publishers Weekly“The author of the Dresden Files series demonstrates his skill with epic fantasy...A fresh approach to magic and a cast of appealing characters make this an exciting read.”—Library Journal“A fine coming-of-age, fantasy-action novel. The characterizations are excellent, and the plotting is very well developed.”—Booklist“Jim Butcher is a brilliant world-builder.”—Midwest Book Review