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First Lord's Fury (Codex Alera #6)

4.37  ·  Rating Details ·  44,008 Ratings  ·  1,213 Reviews
Ace Books, 2009, 1st edition, As New., Unused, in dust jacket. Book Six of the Codex Alera. First edition, second printing. [Fiction, Codex Alera, Fantasy] Out-of-print and antiquarian booksellers since 1933. We pack and ship with care.
Hardcover, 465 pages
Published November 24th 2009 by Ace (first published November 24th 2008)
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Ryan In the first book Doroga points out that the Marat make a distinction between what someone is called and what they are. Tavi was called 'Octavian' but…moreIn the first book Doroga points out that the Marat make a distinction between what someone is called and what they are. Tavi was called 'Octavian' but what he was to Kitai was 'Her Aleran' and so that was how she referred to him.(less)

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Oct 15, 2015 Evgeny rated it really liked it
Shelves: fantasy
The book picks up right where the previous one left. I have an impression the only reason for the split of the story between books 5 and 6 was the author's desire to put a prologue with a nice epigraph at a certain point - this and the consideration of length of the resulting books.

The big bad enemy suffered a temporary setback, but was not beaten by any means. At least this gave the good guys time to regroup and collect their forces. For a lot of High Lords incoming complete devastation is not
This is the final book in the series & it did sum everything up nicely - too nicely. Butcher is just too attached to some of his characters. While that makes this a fun read, it lacked any depth of emotions for me. (view spoiler) It just took all the suspense out of it. C'mon Butcher, grow a pair! Life isn ...more
Dec 20, 2014 Yodamom rated it it was amazing
Oh Mr. Butcher, You are so good, you left me in sad/happy tears. I hated to say goodbye to Tavi after spending a year with him and his companions. I loved and hated them, they became a part of me. His story ended so well, so beautifully weaved through horrors, happiness and heartbreaks. I was there riding the moving earth with him and I was there for the signing of the final contract. What an amazing trip it has been.

Executive Summary: A mostly satisfying conclusion to an enjoyable series.

Audio book: Another enjoyable performance by Kate Reading. She really adds that extra something I hope to get from every audio book performance.

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This series is a lot of fun. My main complaint on my first read still holds true on the reread. I just don't care about the Vord. I enjoy the internal politics of the Alerans. I love the differences of the Alerans to the Marat, Canim and Ice Men.

The battles and interac
Sep 04, 2012 Gabriel rated it it was amazing
Gaius Octavian. Suuuuuper Genius.

I wonder how many people think of Wile E. Coyote as possessing significant heroic qualities. Jim Butcher certainly does. No matter how crazy the plan or how painful the results, once restored, the coyote finds himself undeterred and ready to strap himself to a giant rockets and light the fuse. This is a quality enjoyed by the heroes of Alera who are always ready to try a crazy plan that never fails to leave them a bloody mess. They pay the price for their super
Nimrod Daniel
May 11, 2011 Nimrod Daniel rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy
It’s a great book with lots of action and lots of fun. Definitely among the best books written by Jim Butcher, so prepare yourself for this big battle, because most of it is a super-awesome battle. The series ends up while all the loose ends are tied up pretty well, but there’s still an option for one more series, and I really hope that Butcher will get back to this world someday.

So what have we had in this series:
Great action – check.
Excellent writing – check.
Interesting plot – check.
Humor – c
Duchess Nicole
Well, me and my nerdy, fantasy loving self simply adored this entire series. Tavi is all grown up, the First Lord of Alera, and it has been such a fascinating journey. This is (so far) my favorite fantasy series, EVER!!!! Jim Butcher simply floors me with his imagery and skill at finding just the right way to write something as to keep me completely absorbed during the ENTIRE SERIES. Truly, in the fantasy world, there seems to be a handful of standout authors amidst a freaking
Jul 22, 2015 Tosh rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy, library-has
After Princeps' Fury I thought I might be experiencing a bit of series overkill since I was reading the books back to back in a matter of weeks. I was starting to be disappointed in the characters and the movement of the plot, so I decided to step away for a few months hoping that I would return refreshed and ready to finish the series.

But I discovered it wasn’t me after all. It was the VORD. I don’t like them. Ever since they invaded Alera my enjoyment dwindled. I’m not a huge fan of killer ins
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Dec 04, 2014 Katerina rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fantasy, favorites
It all came back to Calderon.
The furyless boy who stopped a barbarian invasion ,the Academ who saved the First Lord's life,the Captain who fought for years the Canim and inspired everyone to follow him to death ,the Princeps who forged strong alliances became the First Lord who led his people to victory and the reason the Realm survived.
To say that this book was intense is an understatement, but I can't find words sufficient to describe it. Nor can I describe my sorrow that it is over,or the r
Apr 03, 2014 Tom rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorite
No doubt about that 5th star for the book and the series! Although this book ends the series there just seems to be so much more to be written. An entire book epilogue would be perfect. The epilogue in this one gave you a good idea on how things ended up and you can use your imagination on how the characters are going to complete their lives but I just LOVE THEM ALL AND WANT MORE!!!! I actually thought that it ended pretty good. Then the more I talked to my friend on what more could be written I ...more
Cori Reed
Aug 31, 2016 Cori Reed rated it really liked it
One more epic fantasy series complete!

A wonderful story with huge character growth, great friendships, and an ending that leaves who feeling whole and satisfied. Six books was the perfect length for this series. I got exactly as much story as I wanted but it didn't drag on for 14 books.

Jun 23, 2014 Kaila rated it it was ok
Shelves: mountains, magic, 2014
Feb 12, 2013 Richard rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Fans of epic fantasy and/or the Dresden Files
I finished all six volumes in Jim Butcher’s Codex Alera series, so I’m writing one review to cover the whole set. Regardless of which of the books this review is attached to, if you want to read this epic saga, start with the first book: Furies of Calderon . I’ve also read all fourteen of the full-length books in his Dresden Files, and there are some interesting points of comparison.

First and foremost, this is a well-crafted and engrossing tale — definitely worth reading.

The tale follows the li
Tom Andry
Feb 16, 2012 Tom Andry rated it it was ok
This review covers the entire line of the Fury books. I can't honestly believe I made it through all of them. It must be some sort of perverse thought that they would end better. Butcher is in love with these characters. All of them. Even some of the minor ones. No matter how hard he kills them, they always seem to come back. It seemed that every third or fourth chapter ended with a "cliffhanger" of someone dead or almost dead just to have them resurrected in the next scene.

I thought, "Well, it
Lindsey Rey
Jun 08, 2014 Lindsey Rey rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy, 2014
[3.5 Stars]
Nov 21, 2013 Regan rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
Words can not express how amazing this series is.
Jan 17, 2016 ShoSho rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Michelle Dodd
Mar 09, 2017 Michelle Dodd rated it it was amazing
Shelves: great-reads
WOW this book and series deserves a massive 5 stars I thoroughly enjoyed everything about it i can't think of one thing wrong with it. This series is definitely in my top 5 I will leave a full review later when I have time enough to articulate how truly brilliant this series is
Nov 08, 2009 Dorri rated it it was amazing
I have two words to describe this book. Brilliant. Brutal.

From the back of the book: "For years he has endured the endless trials and triumphs of a man whose skill and power could not be restrained. Battling ancient enemies, forging new alliances, and confronting the corruption within his own land, Gaius Octavian became a legendary man of war-and the rightful First Lord of Alera.

But now, the savage Vord are on the march, and Gaius must lead his legions to the Calderon Valley to stand against th
Xara Niouraki
Mar 20, 2015 Xara Niouraki rated it really liked it
A satisfying ending to a great series that kept me entertained and made me keep on reading. The characters were great, the action was non-stop and Fidelias was awesome (like always). I ended up understanding and feeling sorry for the vord queen and I think that is the greatest strength of the series. The motives behind the actions are realistic and clear. The bad guys aren't inherently bad. They have a logic and many times they believe that they do good. I really hope Butcher will continue the s ...more
Nov 17, 2016 Travis rated it it was amazing
The was an exceptional finale! I mean I would love this series to go on but I think six books did the story and the characters justice that I am totally satisfied with the conclusion. I loved how everything was wrapped up and it was nice to see all my babies together for the first time in what seems like forever. The action and political strategy in this book were top notch and I was never bored reading. I think this series as a whole was paced well, the story was very thought out, the character ...more
Kj Lyman
May 05, 2016 Kj Lyman rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: books-i-own
What can i say to sum up this series? Petty frackin awesome. This book had so many awesome moments, while it wasn't perfect. It was a hell of a lot of fun. (and funnier than you'd think)
Once Kitai for me is the stand out character of this book and series. She was so awesome and I honestly wish she was the main character and not Tavi. haha Tavi is cool but why be a normal boring guy when you could be a badass "ambassador" warrior who gives zero fucks but still comes off as pretty believable.
Jun 19, 2015 Scott rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fantasy
Great end to an exciting, enjoyable series. Just finished so I might come back and write a better review
Dec 08, 2016 ManaChelle rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
Yes! This is an amazing series. I'm hoping Jim Butcher writes some more books set in this world.
Jan 03, 2010 Jet rated it it was ok
Shelves: fantasy, mission-2010

This series chronicles the adventures of a young man, Tavi, as he rises over and above his humble beginnings to save the realm of Alera, a fictional empire that mirrors the social structure of ancient Rome. The single patriachial monarch, the First Lord Gaius Sextus, is dying and having no heir or clear successor, shows no sign of relinquishing his control over an increasingly fragmented empire. As civil war looms, Alera comes under attack on all sides by hostile enemies and it is up
Beanbag Love
Nov 24, 2009 Beanbag Love rated it it was amazing
This is going to be a short review because it's the sixth and final book in a very complex series and everyone who's reading this story is going to read it anyway.

Codex Alera is a military/fantasy series. It takes place in a world similar to earth, but could be someplace else entirely. It's got cities, but also farms and estates, called 'steadholts'. The people of this realm have the ability to use and attach 'furies' which give them specific talents such as manipulating wood, earth, water, meta
Sep 05, 2014 Wickedshizuku rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: High Fantasy fans, Urban Fantasy fans, Romance fans
Recommended to Wickedshizuku by: The Dresden Files
This was me before and after this read.
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I don't know how Mr. Butcher does it. He concluded this series so well that I was left restless, and in a really horrible book slump afterwards. It seemed that very little could hold a candle to this plot and magical system.

I highly recommend for anyone who loves High Fantasy.
Happy reading folks!
Mar 21, 2014 Monica rated it really liked it
This is a pretty great series that I really enjoyed. It is a lot different from Butcher's urban fantasy, the Dresden Files, but I think that both series have their merits. I read the whole series in a couple of weeks, and was engaged the whole way through. I would recommend this series to fans of epic fantasy.
Apr 11, 2016 Corina rated it it was amazing
What a fantastic ride this was.

I'm incredibly sad to be done with this series. Now I know what a book hangover is all about. I truly wish Mr Butcher would write a sequel but that's wishful thinking on my part.

But honestly, anyone enjoying high fantasy novels should give this series a try.
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Jim Butcher is the author of the Dresden Files, the Codex Alera, and a new steampunk series, the Cinder Spires. His resume includes a laundry list of skills which were useful a couple of centuries ago, and he plays guitar quite badly. An avid gamer, he plays tabletop games in varying systems, a variety of video games on PC and console, and LARPs whenever he can make time for it. Jim currently resi ...more
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Other Books in the Series

Codex Alera (6 books)
  • Furies of Calderon (Codex Alera, #1)
  • Academ's Fury (Codex Alera, #2)
  • Cursor's Fury (Codex Alera, #3)
  • Captain's Fury (Codex Alera, #4)
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