Series: Codex Alera #2
Author: Jim Butcher
Publication Date: November 26th 2008 by Penguin Audio (first published 2005)
Length: 722pgs / 20h53mins
My Rating: ★★★★★
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Back Cover Blurb:
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…
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.