Academ's Fury

Academ's Fury

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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...
Publisher: New York : Ace Books, 2006, c2005.
Edition: Ace mass market ed.
ISBN: 9780441013401
Characteristics: 534 p. ;,18 cm.


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Apr 17, 2012

Great series. I was so enthralled with this first book that I could hardly bear to wait to finish all three. Jim Butcher is an amazing storyteller. I ended up searching for and reading everything else I could find that Jim Butcher has written. The good news is that he's still alive and writing in Kansas City. There are a number of you tube videos of his book signings. He also continues to actively engage with his fans through his website.

May 31, 2011

Jim Butcher is a master at creating protagonists that you can identify with, and who you want to see succeed. There is always great interaction between the people in the stories, very realistic conversations, too. This novel adds more worthy characters to the fantastic saga.

Jul 28, 2010

Tavi is a young man who lacks the magic of his people. Studying to be a Cursor, he also has to serve the First Lord who sposored his studies at the academy as a page. He also has to endure the taunts and attacks of the other students who have talent and resent his position.

But even more evil is brewing. Tavi has become the focus of an ancient enemy that he inadvertantly awoke in the first book. This enemy has attacked both his home in calderon, but also the capital where he now lives.

Jim Butcher is an author who has no qualms about writing gritty fantasy, where main characters die or have horrible things happen to them. You have to know that when you read his books. Academ's Fury is no different than his other books. People die. Horrible things happen to people who did nothing to deserve them.

This is a book that was hard to read at times as you did want to see what was happening to the innocent and those characters that you really liked.

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