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First Lord's Fury (Codex Alera, Book 6)

First Lord's Fury (Codex Alera, Book 6)
Author: Jim Butcher
ISBN 13: 9780441019625
ISBN 10: 441019625
Edition: Reprint
Publisher: Ace
Publication Date: 2010-11-30
Format: Paperback
Pages: 784
List Price: $9.99

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The next book in the thrilling New York Times-bestselling series.

Publishers Weekly

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.)