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Preview — Cursor's Fury by Jim Butcher
Cursor's Fury (Codex Alera #3)
Meanwhile, young Tavi of Calderon joins a newly formed legion under an assumed name even as the ruthless Kalare unites with the Canim, bestia ...more
I loved that this book takes place years after the last book and that gives the characters to grow up a bit. As in the other books in the series, there are constant twists and turns. The characters are so real and the villians again show to be in a very grey zone. I love how Gaius is supposed to be the “good” guy but the story is always bringing up evidence that ...more
Update: This book in the MMP edition, is the only one to have a map, so fa ...more
Audio book: I didn't like Ms. Reading too much at the start. Her male voices bothered me. By this book however, I couldn't imagine anyone else reading this. There is a scene where random legionaries are calling out and Ms. Reading does different voices for all of them.
I think she's also flushed ...more
Story: This is a return to Butcher’s fantasy world, populated by apparent descendents of Ancient Rome (a mystery still only brushed against), and where magic manifests as bound / familiar elemental spirits, or furies. Furies can not only manifest themselves as elemental creatures. but also give to their controllers great power — strength for Earth, speed for Air, endurance for M ...more
This is by far one of the best fantasy series I've read! Jim Dresden has created characters that are well-rounded and fleshed out to the point that they feel real. Tavi is the kind of character that every kingdom needs--someone who sees right and wrong but recognizes the impossibility of making choices that benefit all. That never stops him from doing what he thinks is best for all Alerans despite what it might cost him. He isn't afraid of change and isn ...more
The series really grows into you as we follow Tavi and his family. But the best part of this book is Tavi commandin ...more
In Tavi, Amara, Bernard, and the countless others, Butcher has created a juggernaut-like cast of characters. In the first book, you like them, but in the following two, you grow to love them. Tavi inspires a feeling of awe, his characters is so well crafted(pun intended). What begins as a major handicap showcases Tavi's courage and intelligence. He d ...more
Things that are really good:
3. Grown-up Ehren
5. Tavi as a legionnaire captain
oh wait, .5. The Freaking Canim.
Finally Tavi's got some worthy adversaries and while treachery is always afoot in the Kingdom of Alera, this time, there's far more open conflict. Butcher continues to write really well and put his characters through legitimately believable emotion ...more
I gave these short "I liked them reviews" when I finished these books. My attention was brought back to them and I want to take a minute to recommend them and say again that I like them. Being a huge Dresden fan I probably tend to give them a bit of
You can tell by the titles that Tavi's is moving through life. Having gon ...more
About three years have passed since the Canim invasion that occurred at the First Lord's Citadel. Tavi is now serving in First Aleran, a legion that consists of soldiers from all over the realm of Alera. After three years, the Canim, or intelligent creatures with a monster-like appearance and a greater intelligence than humans, have decided to give the realm trouble again. The odds are in their favor and they could very likely succeed in dominating Alera. Tavi and his friends and relatives are f...more
The best thing about this book was that it wasn't draining at all. In the other books we couldn't even take a breather before we were thrown back into the battle or ...more
Bit of a letdown from the first two. Maybe it's because I had lower expectations from them? Taking a break from this series so it'll be fresh when I get back to it. DF worked that way too. Two books at a time was good. Third was asking too much.
Too much military stuff. I don't mind it as a topic but it made the book monotonous. If the side plots played bigger roles I wouldn't have minded so much, but they were very minor compared to Tavi's plot.
Monotony aside the relative unimportance of the ...more
Having said that, there were other parts of the story that were...aggravating to me. I'm an expecting first-time-mom, and let me tell you-- I spend nearly every waking second (and some REM cycle seconds) worrying about my baby. I have a 30-60 minute com ...more
In this book, he had need of every one of those qualities as the enemies of the Alera realm threatened, invaded and killed many of its citizens and legionaires. Mr. Butcher has a great knack for depicting battle scenes and ...more
However, its this lack of furies that makes Tavi in ...more
Amara/Bernard sound like they're still going hard but still no young yet :( Hopefully their time off soon will help like Burnard ...more
Tavi continues to be the clever-yet-non-magical youth, though in this book he finds himself in command of a legion, which is fun because we get to see how very not!Roman the world is. In fact, Tavi and an archeologist get to play with som ...more
Cursor's Fury is everything this series promised to be and more, it's the "Changes" of Codex Alera, miles beyond both Furies of Calderon and Academ's Fury.
If book 1 was good old coming of age fantasy and 2 was "Harry Potter meets Xenomorph" , 3 is an all-out military fantasy and IT IS AWESOME.
I won't spoil the plot, except to say that it involves major shifts in the scales of power in the continent of Alera: the precarious balance portrayed in the previous volumes ...more
Another good installment. Moved the series on quite a bit, and there were both sad and happy moments. There wasn't really any Murat interaction except for Kitai. They're always a big plus for me.
A few momentous things happen. We learn more about Tavi's parents, Bernard and Amara have another big heart to heart, and Isana and Fade literally fight death. Max was present, but not as involved as the last one. Though he and Tavi are both growing up and leavi ...more
This, however, is my only complaint. Jim Butcher, as he has proven elsewhere, is a master of getting the action going and keeping things moving. Once the fighting starts, there's no time for anything else and that's jus ...more
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