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Title:
First lord's fury
ISBN:
9780143145202
Edition:
Unabridged.
Publication Information:
[New York, N.Y.] : Penguin Audio, ℗2009.
Physical Description:
19 audio discs (24 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Number in series:
bk. 6.
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Duration: 24:00:00.
Summary:
In the sixth installment of Jim Butcher's Codex Alera series, the savage Vord are on the march, and Gaius Octavian, the rightful First Lord of Alera, must lead his legions to the Calderon Valley to stand against them-using all of his intelligence, ingenuity, and furycraft to save their world from eternal darkness.
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Unabridged CDs • 19 CDs, 24 hours
The next book in the thrilling New York Times bestselling series.
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 them--using all of his intelligence, ingenuity, and furycraft to save their world from eternal darkness.
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Author Notes

Jim Butcher was born in Independence, Missouri on October 26, 1971. He is the author of The Dresden Files series, the Codex Alera series, Side Jobs, Ghost Story, and the Cinder Spires series. He has also written a Spider-Man novel entitled The Darkest Hours and a novelette entitled Backup. He has contributed to numerous anthologies including My Big Fat Supernatural Wedding, Blood Lite, and Many Bloody Returns.

(Bowker Author Biography)


Reviews 2

Publisher's Weekly Review

The creativity Butcher displays in his Dresden Files series is less apparent in the derivative sixth fantasy yarn set in quasi-Roman Alera (after 2008's Princeps' Fury). New readers are tossed into a complex plot without any explanation of the considerable backstory, making it hard to connect with the characters or action. The book centers around yet another world-shaking battle between good, represented by Alera, and evil, represented by the vord queen and her legions of scorpionlike followers. A major character is falsely believed dead; there's a traitor in the ranks of the good guys; there's also heroic sacrifice, combat against overwhelming odds, etc. Banter in moments of extreme crisis is absurdly common but never convincing, and neither characters nor story develop anything resembling depth. (Dec.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved


Booklist Review

The fitting conclusion to the Codex Alera ties up a lot of loose ends. Tavi, first lord of Alera since his grandfather's death, struggles to hold together a realm about to shatter. The insectile Vord hold far too much of the land, including areas that surrendered willingly. Alera's old enemies, the Canim, are now allies, which makes both reluctant partners tense. Certain Alerans of rank persist in nattering over whether Tavi is the rightful ruler. And Tavi's lover, Kitai, insists on being properly courted to maintain respectability in Aleran eyes. With Tavi trying to keep ahead of one quandary after another and find a way to defeat the Vord, and with various intriguers met in the previous five volumes trying to salvage their schemes, the pace here is much faster than in the immediately preceding Cursor's Fury (2006), Captain's Fury (2007), and Princeps' Fury (2008).--Murray, Frieda Copyright 2009 Booklist