Sunday, July 3, 2016

Academ's Fury by Jim Butcher

Title:  Academ's Fury
Series:  Codex Alera #2
Author:  Jim Butcher
Publication Date:  November 26th 2008 by Penguin Audio (first published 2005)
Length:  722pgs / 20h53mins
Genre:  fantasy
Shelf:  borrowed
My Rating: ★★★★★
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Back Cover Blurb:

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…

My Review:

Butcher’s series just keeps getting better and better. Suspense runs high as characters battle for their world and their lives. World building is at an all-time high, allowing me to fully experience everything. And the little tidbit of information that the king lets slip at the end? Absolutely increased the suspense and has me dying for the next novel.

The characters were also fantastically well developed. Tavi’s personality is absolutely unforgettable. I loved him and kept rooting for him. I definitely can’t wait to see what he gets up to in the next novel. Hissana really shines in this one. I love how she comes out and stands on her own. I also liked the extra insight into the Marat via Deroga’s character. It was a lot of fun.

This novel was great on its own and absolutely unforgettable when read with the series. Butcher has done some fantastic world building and character development that left me breathless. This series is definitely a must read for fantasy lovers.

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