Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Princeps' Fury by Jim Butcher

Title: Princeps' Fury 
Author: Jim Butcher 
Series: Codex Alera #5)
Publisher: Ace
Release Date: November 25, 2008

From the New York Times bestselling author of Captain's Fury and the Dresden Files novels.

Tavi of Calderon, now recognized as Princeps Gaius Octavian and heir to the crown, has achieved a fragile alliance with Alera's oldest foes, the savage Canim. But when Tavi and his legions guide the Canim safely to their lands, his worst fears are realized.

The dreaded Vord - the enemy of Aleran and Cane alike - have spent the last three years laying waste to the Canim homeland. And when the Alerans are cut off from their ships, they find themselves with no choice but to fight shoulder to shoulder if they are to survive.

For a thousand years, Alera and her furies have withstood every enemy, and survived every foe.

The thousand years are over…

“hardly a man ever made a fool of himself by keeping his bloody mouth shut.” 


I can't believe there is only one book left after this one. What am I going to do? I will need to re-listen to all the audios. That's for sure.

I don't understand why this series is not in the movie theaters. It has great characters, amazing fight scenes, plenty of humor and romance. What's not to like?

Let me discuss the plot just a bit...

Tavi, now Princeps Gaius Octavian, has embarked with a float of Aleran and Canim back to the Canim homeland. When they finally arrive, Tavi and Varg would have to ask for safe passage back to his land but the Vord has taken over and the Canim are almost completely taken. Tavi must devise a plan to keep the residual Canim and the Aleran alive. 

“in the course of my life, I have more than once been too ignorant to know that something was impossible before I did it anyway.” 

Back in Alera, Gaius Sextus, Aquitane, Isana and Ehren are fighting the Vord too. There doesn't seem to be a way to stop the Vord and the legions keep on retreating towards Alera. Time is running out and sacrifices will have to be made. 

“These creatures have destroyed our lands. Murdered our people." Isana lifted her chin. "Pay them for it."

Princep's Fury is full of great scenes. I have so many new favorites. All the scenes involving Kitai are always perfect. 

Cliffhanger: No

5/5 Fangs

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