Tuesday, 9 March 2010

FANTASY REVIEW: Princep's Fury - Jim Butcher


After bitter fighting, Tavi of Calderon has eventually forged an alliance with Alera's oldest foes, the savage Canim, and he must escort them on their long sea-voyage home. This will strain their fragile accord - but the worst is yet to come. The inhuman Vord have spent the last three years laying waste to the Canim homeland, making it a desolate place indeed. Then the Alerans become stranded there, cut off from their ships. The Canim alliance will be tested as they enter the killing fields together, depending on each other's strengths if they both are to survive. For a thousand years, Alera and her furies have withstood every enemy, and survived every foe. The thousand years are over.


Whilst its not a secret that I love Butcher’s Dresden files I am starting to get a bit more into his Codex Alera as the characters have grown from what felt like 2d parodies to a more rounded and established set that we come to know in this the fifth offering in the series.

It’s well written, its pretty light on its feet and he brings the sort of stuff that fantasy fans dream of to the pages. Add to the mix some sweet twists and turns and it ticks all the boxes. Great fun for all.

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