Jim currently resides mostly inside his own head, but his head can generally be found in his home town of Independence, Missouri. Jim goes by the moniker Longshot in a number of online locales.
First Lord's Fury (Codex Alera, Book 6)
He came by this name in the early ? Usually only 3 in who make such an attempt actually manage to become published; of those, only 1 in 10 make enough money to call it a living. The sale of a second series was the breakthrough that let him beat the long odds against attaining a career as a novelist. All the same, he refuses to change his nickname.
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Captain's Fury Codex Alera : Book 4. Cursor's Fury Codex Alera : Book 3. Academ's Fury Codex Alera : Book 2. I love Jim Butcher's writing style--and thank God I do, otherwise I never would have been able to make it thru 6 volumes of the Codex Alera.
Seriously, this could easily have been shortened to maybe 4 books, but I can see why he felt the need for disparity between novels to fall where they did. Butcher is great at creating characters that are easy to love --and love to hate, for that matter. Kitai and the Marat could have been fleshed out a bit better, though. For all his detail, you'd think he would put a little more into his main character 's only love interest and her people.
First Lord's Fury (Codex Alera, Book 6)
But the thing I kept finding myself wanting was more background and lore of the Furies. Shoot-- the title of all 6 books included the Furies--and we're just supposed to use our imagination to fill in the fairly gigantic gaps?? Come on, man! If we had your imagination, we wouldn't need to read your books, now would we? September 3, - Published on Amazon. I first read it back in the mid s as they were released and as I was thumbing through my bookshelf one day I decided to do it again.
Just as before I consumed the entire series as if it were the air I breathed. There are no words to describe the varying depths created in this series. It is nearly as complex as The Lord of the Rings, but adds to it some Percy Jackson style ancient Roman history and characters you fall in love with just as much as The Hunger Games. I hope Mr. March 26, - Published on Amazon. Now that I have finished the entire series,thought I would submit a review The story of Tavi is revealed little by little with each book. The cast of characters are quite likeable with doses of humor thrown in.
You almost feel that the characters are part of the family by the final book. The magical system is intriguing and makes for interesting situations. When I first started the series I expected that a character with no magical skill no fury crafting would devolve into the usual cliches. But thankfully Jim Butcher is a better author than that and I was not able to easily predict the plot.
I thoroughly recommend this series and has become one of my favorites. My only negative feedback is the amount of battle description throughout the series.
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There are complex and lengthy descriptions of both large scale battles and one on one battles that really don't add much to the story. Otherwise, I greatly enjoyed the adventure!
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I'm ready for more from Jim butcher! November 8, - Published on Amazon. This is the culmination of the Codex Alera series, and it goes out with a bang. Tavi is coming back to Alera leading a most unusual army, only to find that his fellow Alerans are up against the wall with the merciless Vord crushing their greatest strongholds and killing their strongest furycrafting lords.
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