Im Schatten des Fürsten (Codex Alera #2)
I didn't know where it where it was going to go after the first book but was floored when it was every bit as good as Furies of Calderon and possibly exceeding it. In Academ’s Fury we get to see Tavi grow as he studies to be a Cursor. We get multiple stories going again with many of the characters from the first book. In addition we are introduced to some new intriguing characters one of my favorites being Tavi’s best friend Max. Kita ...more
Audio book: Kate Reading once more does a great job as a reader. I've gotten used to her reading all the male voices so it's much less noticeable.
One of her voices in this one is so spot on to what I imagined, I find it annoying (because I find the way that character talks to ...more
Potboiler romance, shallow characters without development, predictable story is the best I can say. Though it's packed with action, it feels repetitive and you have to search for worthwile and important scenes. I had to skim through the pages to endure and reach the end.
I hoped for world building and interesting developments of the furies' magic system - but in 700 pages, nearly nothing new was ...more
The story line is different, more political, but equally as interesting and the main characters are developing well and i'm very invested now to find out what happens to them through the series, So i'm straight onto the next one even though i have a huge pile of books i had planned to ...more
Firstly, I think there was a little bit of the proverbial half hour death slot after Seinfeld syndrome here. For the longest time NBC could not get a show to succeed directly after Seinfeld because nothing could follow it up without being directly compared and found wanting. I read this book right after reading Blood Song which blew me away.
Secondly, there was an almost two year gap between my ...more
Although this installment was easier for me to read than Furies of Calderon (my groans were cut down by about a third, I'd say), I liked this second novel no more than the first one. It has been two years since the events of Furies, and we're plopped right back into the action without so much as an update, which at first had me a little miffed. The problem with plowing through novels so quickly is that proper nouns quickly find their way into the oubliette, so even tho ...more
Exactly like the first book.
Well, that's fine enough for me. I enjoyed the first book and I enjoy the story in this one. Sure it follows a bit close to the first book's plot, but the world ...more
Yes, that should be enough for a review. "Academ's Fury" is a great second book in the Codex Alera series. Sometimes it doesn't pan out this way but luckily for us, it is. He has really advanced favorite characters and skillfully merged in a complete set of new ones that don't really act as just assisting the tale to continue but seem to be elevated to full on characters in the future. Cursors really get more time and their abilities show up nicely.
We also see into th ...more
Academ's fury is another great book in the series, I really like the world, the writing, the characters, the action, and all the politics and intrigue.
So, once again ...more
WARNING - Do NOT read the blurbs on the backs of the books from now on or you will know the story. The book blurbs are a bit more in-depth & Butcher's take on this world is more predictable, so they're a spoiler.
Género. Narrativa Fantástica.
Lo que nos cuenta. En la frontera oriental del reino de Alera, los marat son ahora un pueblo aliado pero la “excursión” de Tavi y Kitai al Bosque de Cera parece haber liberado algo muy peligroso, y Amara es testigo de la destrucción que puede llegar a causar ese algo. En la capital, el Primer Señor de Alera está pagando un precio muy alto por usar demasiado sus poderes y Tavi compagina su trabajo al servicio de G ...more
Сюжетните линии са няколко и разглеждат прикл ...more
Would have been four stars except that the battle scenes at the end really started to drag on too long. You can only keep tension that high for a certain amount of time before it just become ...more
This was such a disappointment. In my review for the previous book, I said that the length of it didn't bother me. Normally a 600-page novel is intimidating and something I procrastine picking up. In this sequel, the page count is even higher ; 700. It felt like 1000, and that's where this book failed.
The plot is oh so slow, filled with a dozen storylines that don't come together until the very end. It's mostly ...more
It has been two years since the battle at the Calderon Valley, and Tavi is now a student at the Imperial Academy where he trains to become a Cursor(people who work personally under Gaius, the First Lord of Alera, and are his messengers, spies, etc)despite being furyless, or having no ability to control either earth, fire, water, air, or metal. In a world where every Aleran possesses a fury, Tavi stands out like a hawk and is often bullied by others due to their underestimation of him. His daily...more
Allgemeines: Wie auch schon im ersten Band gibt es wieder ein paar Bedrohungen für das gesamte Reich, aber auch für den ersten Fürsten Gaius persönlich. V ...more
Tavi, a vigorous seventeen, feels h ...more
Academ’s Fury takes place about 2 years after The Furies of Calderon. Tavi is away from home, studying. He still has no ability to use Furies and needs to deal with the prejudice and overall lack of strength that this causes. Regardless he is very talented in many ways and is training as a spy for the crown. We are introduced to the evil Vord with Tavi and the empire facing this vile enemy.
Academ’s Fury is the second of six books in the Codex Alera Series. This is a ...more
Academ’s Fury is the second book in Jim Butcher’s CODEX ALERA series. It takes place two years after the events in book 1, Furies of Calderon. Tavi, who feels like a “freak” because he’s the only Aleran who doesn’t have any magical connections with the elemental spirits called Furies that inhabit his land, is now at school in the capital city under the patronage of the First Lord. In return, he acts as the First Lord’s page and accidentally becomes involved in Aleran ...more
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